By Definition Opportunistic (Two Photographs)

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I was asked if I planned my photography, specifically of insects. I am an opportunist, I go to reserves and trails where I might see birds, insects, landscapes etc. However, for the most part I never know what I will find. Some days there is nothing, other days not enough hours to capture it all. On the coldest days of winter I remain inside and when the heat and humidity are excessive I hide in the shade. The challenge comes when I do find something. I go through a mental checklist: do I have a working exposure, is my depth of field etc. okay, am I in the best position, and do I need to wait for my subject to get into a better position. When I stumble across something likely to flee I will shoot regardless and try to fix things with the camera to my eye. This is why I say that finding something is half the battle and getting it right in camera and processing the results the other half.

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16 responses

  1. SUPER!

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    September 6, 2016 at 6:40 am

  2. Beautiful shot and a really nice description of what it’s like to be a nature photographer.

    Liked by 2 people

    September 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

  3. Well, it’s not as if you can call a convention of bugs with the exception of ants. There dropping chocolate helps. But then, they’re not still.

    Liked by 3 people

    September 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  4. Nice photographs as always Victor. I also have to agree with everything you have said here.

    Like

    September 6, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  5. Just wish I could take wonderful photos like these

    Liked by 1 person

    September 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

  6. You forgot to mention your impeccable eye and great skill! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    September 6, 2016 at 8:39 pm

  7. Nice work on both photos, Victor. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    September 7, 2016 at 12:16 am

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