A Matter of Perspective (2 Photographs)

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At first it may be difficult to see that the photos are of the same thing but I can assure you that they were taken moments apart. The point is that slight changes in the angle of view can have dramatic effect. Similarly, with reflective water, waiting for a cloud to pass can dramatically alter a photograph like this. When space and time permit I try as many angles as I can.

A Matter of Perspective-2

A World of Color

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The impact of this photograph of a common fly is that it is in color. Regardless of whether it could be done in monochrome or not, sometimes color is part of the story. The fly is cleaning its sensors that help guide it. It also happens to be in the most colorful part of the garden in which the fly seems to be a regal figure.

The Perfect Bird

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I read this article about hints for wildlife photography; it was quite long and included suggestions on appropriate backgrounds, positioning etc. Although it was informative I could not see anyone remembering all of the “rules” in the field or indeed meeting many of them except by persistence, incredible skill and even more amazing luck. The article also mentioned substituting backgrounds to get rid of clutter (that seems like cheating to me). The robin above meets some of the criteria and while it’s a fine bird, there is no story, just a nod to its audience and for me that is enough.

A Fateful View

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It seems that no major city is without its human statue, costumed, standing remarkably still and only moving to surprise or reposition for another long wait. It seems like torture. This “statue” was found on Canada Day outside of a former railway hotel. This was the first time I had seen one of these statues appear somewhat menacing. The image was processed in both color and black and white. The black and white is for a collection I am working on.

A Fateful Meeting

Love Bugs (Three Photographs)

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I can use this title because we call them ladybugs but in fact they are beetles not bugs and as we can see from these photographs, they are not all ladies.

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Love Bugs-3


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I shoot a lot of heron photographs because they are marvelous birds and subjects, especially since they hunt along the shores where the light is often at its best. While it looks like the bird is shouting, there was no sound. The only story here is the one we make up; powerful portraits borrow from our knowledge of the subject being photographed, or if the subject is unknown, we have to invent our own story.

Ant on the Edge

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This is another example of an insect on an edge of an object and as I have said in another post, the edges of things are a great place to find and photograph insects. In this case, the light has reflected off the flower onto the ant and makes a kind of golden hour glow. Normally I would worry about seeing an insect more clearly but ants are scary ugly, so I preferred the abstract nature of the result you see above.

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