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Bee (Two Photographs)

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There are several ways to get close to medium sized insects like this bee. In my view one of the better ways is with a telephoto lens and a crop in post processing. Macro lenses, reversed lens etc. have their place but are used for the smallest of insects. Another way is to use a wide angle lens and while this brings you very close to the animal, most wide angle lenses do focus closer than most other types of lenses.

Imagining an Outcome (Two Photographs)

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From my days working with professional photographers in my teens I realized what made a pro a pro was their ability to describe what the photograph would look like before they took it and guarantee the results.

Envisioning the final result is an important step in my work. Though I will admit that it sometimes does not work quite the way I hoped.

Female Hooded Merganser (Two Photographs)

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One of the challenges of the summer birding season are merganser ducks. They very seldom come close to shore and yet regardless we try as they are one of more beautiful ducks. These were taken at 500mm with a 200-500 mm lens.

 

Unfashionable (Two Photographs)

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I have read and have been told that the taking of a flower top down is unfashionable, pedestrian and to be avoided. So here I am breaking norms again with a painterly flower. Sometimes when I read abut photography I think there are too many unnecessary guidelines, rules and admonitions.

 

 

Kaleidoscope (Two Photographs)

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It is always a challenge when you go someplace you have been many times to find a new take, a detail you missed before or a change warranting notice. I was walking towards this building which I have seen many times but it was recently renovated and the new windows made for a great kaleidoscopic effect.

House Finch (Two Photographs)

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Birds love to hide in bushes and people tend to like their birds out in the open against an unconfused background. The composition is a bit of a compromise as I rarely find birds in ideal situations. I thought I should try this in black and white given the contrast.

Alone (Two Photographs)

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The black and white photograph is based on the five shot colour High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo below. My metering mode was the High-Light Weighted metering. Most new cameras have exposure bracketing and many software packages can merge those into an HDR photograph. I like HDRs where it’s not evident the HDR process was used.

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