Posts tagged “Animal photography

Attention

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There are three things to note here:

  1. It’s great when animals give you a look
  2. Not all farms appreciate photographers
  3. In any group of animals, some will be more attentive than others

Traffic Jam (Two Photographs)

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It’s not unusual to see animals in large groups. What struck me here was that a lot was going on in a small place and it made for some great shots. I had a brief conversation with another photographer about this, his reaction was that it only really works if you single out an individual, not sure I agree.


Read the Instructions (Two Photographs)

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When I give presentations on nature photography I am usually asked to mention codes of conduct. While I can quibble that they are aimed more often than not at large animals and birds, I do think there is a lot of common sense in them, for example, not feeding wild animals. Feeding them makes them dependant or expectant and less likely to hunt for themselves, less suspicious of people and makes hunters lives easier. Never mind that people often feed wild animals unhealthy food.


Frog Eyes (Two Photographs)

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If you have read my last two posts about expressions, you will note that frogs are interesting given the right highlights and reflections that help infer a certain temper, be it happy or angry. And, yes, I brightened the eyes.


Expressions (Two Photographs)

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Animals can be quite expressive and many of us are inclined to attribute animal expressions to our own (anthropomorphism). Hence animal shots with human like expressions are often great captures.


A Squirrel (Three Photographs)

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These were taken last fall. I like the play of light and how the stark cold blues contrasted with the silvery grey of the squirrel. It was one of those cases where the white balance was perfect out of camera.


Painted Turtle (Two Photographs)

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Expectations play a role in photography. If your audience is used to seeing something in colour, a black and white treatment may make them hesitate and think for a moment. And that cannot be bad.