Posts tagged “Nature Photography

Painted Lady Butterfly (Three Photographs)

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When you see one lady there are many more about, they always seem to be in large groups scattered over a field. I took this with a 200-500mm lens, not my macro lens. While I have taken the same type of butterflies with my macro kit (with slightly better results in composition), the main difference is how close I am to them and how accommodating they are in my presence.


Garden (Two Photographs)

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I keep coming across these lawns where attempts have been made to garden. Trying to get the right angle on the best part of these “wild” urban gardens is the biggest challenge. But the effort often pays off in a nice photo.

 

 


Experimentation (Two Photographs)

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Not every project or idea will bear fruit and some efforts will result in less than optimal results. Creative photographers have to take that chance, try new approaches, work on new ideas. But even the best photographers can tell stories of when things went wrong. I like these photos but I welcome your comments.


Tulips (Three Photographs)

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It turns out I do a great deal of flower photography. It’s an interesting subject  and because its static you can try more in-camera possibilities. Its one place I notice that I have less to edit when I get it right in camera. However, I still have noise, spots, exposure tweaks, levelling the horizon and sharpening to worry about.


Happy Duck (Two Photographs)

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There are two truths about good photography: the learning never ends and it’s an expensive investment. I think learning is good for your health, and for that I am prepared to invest. That said there seems to be more to learn everyday, if only because software for cameras and editing keep updating with new features or someone discovers a better way to do something. I chose the duck because it looked happy in both colour and black and white.


Here Comes Spring (Two Photographs)

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I processed these on March 14th the day after a major snowstorm. While we never get a spring of notable length, at the end of March we got snow and freezing rain all on the same day. So I thought an angry wood duck was appropriate.


An Example (Two Photographs)

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I try to spend as little time processing as I can. Three of the many things I spend time on are the crop, the horizon (the straightening of the photo), and white balance. In this case the crop is unusual, the inclusion of the door unsettles what might have been minimalist photography. And while my intention was always to produce a black and white version I did work on the colour before the conversion to black and white (the white balance was problematic due to a cyan colour cast). The fixes I mention take time, but without the effort the results would not be to my liking.