Posts tagged “Fine Art Photography

Bees, while they last (Three Photographs)

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I have not noticed a significant fall in the bee population but will take the experts word that there is a problem. There was a slow start to the season due to the weather, but this family of bees seem to have survived well enough. Their unceasing efforts in seeking out new flowers is amazing.


Dragonfly (Three Photographs)

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This dragonfly unlike many of his contemporaries, chose to hang onto this stalk regardless of the hard breeze (and a mad photographer with a huge telephoto lens). The breeze was cooling and I kept my distance. So in the end everyone was a winner. After a few shots and when the breeze died down the dragonfly flew off.


Duck Portraits (Two Photographs)

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I took several photos like these but only a few had the same impact. For one thing, ducks often damage their beaks and several shots showed more than I wanted. I like to do “head and shoulder” animal portraits in the wild, you can get some very interesting shots.


Little Italy (Three Photographs)

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Just when I think I had taken every possible photo in Little Italy, I find more to shoot. I try to vary the walks but some places are simply un-photogenic while others never cease having interesting things to shoot.


Urban Flowers

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Even when its hot or leaving the city is impossible because of all the festivals and events, there are still urban flowers to shoot. And sometimes you find interesting angles and perspectives in local gardens, even shooting from the street.


Damselflies Mating (Two Photographs)

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Once a year I get damselflies in their signature heart-shaped matting pose. They can fly in this formation and remain as skittish as ever, I recommend the longest lens you have and crop significantly.


Downy Woodpecker

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 I have not seen many woodpeckers or herons and have shot far fewer than in earlier years. Birds in general are scarce this year where once we would never be at a loss for subjects. I think it‘s a combination of weather and human disturbance in the parks. Some people have been lucky one day and come back the next day to nothing. An unfortunate circumstance.