Posts tagged “Animal photography

Grey Squirrel (Two Photographs)

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One possible challenge with animals are colour casts, where one colour dominates usually because it is filtered through leaves. If it’s just a minor part of the photo a hue saturation adjustment and masking can help. For larger problems software like Luminar have tools to solve it. Uncorrected it will also affect your Black and White images of the same photograph. Colour casts are frequent and seriously affect image quality,


Red Squirrel (Two Photographs)h

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You can see the sunflower seed in its paws if you look close. Taken in the middle of the rush to hide food for the winter this squirrel was hanging around hoping for more hand- outs. These are the kind of circumstances where you can get close to animals, but it would be unfair to linger and I spent just a little over a minute with this squirrel.


Squirrel (Two Photographs)

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This began with an error, the squirrel was badly backlit. The Nikon D500 is somewhat flexible when it comes to ISOs and what can be pulled out from the shadows (the technical term is ISO invariance). So I had high hopes this would work out and it has, specifically in the Black and White.


Frog (Two Photographs)

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Much like the turtle I posted on Monday, the use of the sun ray filter from Luminar gives the frog a bit of dignity. I kept the colour version in case anyone thought that this week I lost my grounding in natural photographs of nature etc.


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.