Animals

Turtle (Two Photographs) and Some Fun with Processing

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There is no harm in occasionally trying new things in software, of course the only danger is going further than you want and having to start again. In this week’s post I have tried a few new things to see where they will go. One thing that has always intrigued me is adding fake lights to a photo. Luminar has a filter called sun rays and you can see it best in the black and white.


Leopard Frog (Two Photographs)

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Leopard frogs can be quite patient subjects, not moving a muscle for long periods. In this case I was quite far back with a long lens. If the frog saw me I would surprised but it certainly heard me. Processed with Skylum’s Photolemeur and Luminar.


A Smile or a Grin

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I just wanted to end this week on a smile or a grin. For a lot of reasons many of us could use a bit of that this time of year. In Canada one can expect rough winters and by the time February rolls around, you can be forgiven for having had enough of the snow and cold. But sometimes, fingers crossed, March turns out to be quite fine.


A Chipmunk (Two Photographs)

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This was taken from several meters away and you can see the chipmunk though wary, is not running off. I continue to focus on black and white images, while often showing the original colour photograph before conversion. I think it keeps me honest.


Leopard Frog (Two Photographs)

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Frogs near water usually jump in when they hear or see people coming. On land and away from water they will, in my experience, hide or act as if they are invisible. In this case the frog allowed me to come fairly close and slowly raise my camera. I had its full attention and it stayed where it was after I left. I suspect it was getting used to humans.


Chipmunk (Two Photographs)

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The best time to photograph chipmunks is in the fall when they are  collecting food for the winter. Their need for food overcomes their fear of humans. They very quickly relax when they see you are not a threat (stand still, make very little noise). The rest of the year they run the grand prix around you and it’s almost impossible to get a shot.


Eastern Grey Squirrel (Two Photographs)

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As they sense the winter coming on, and after spending the year learning that humans will feed them, the eastern greys are easier to spot and photograph. They wait hoping you will feed them. I found the wary look engaging. The fall colour distracted the eye from the subject so I chose black and white.