Posts tagged “Nikon Canada

Green Grass and a Few Leaves

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One of those days I am looking forward to. I can feel them coming.


Bee No. 5

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If you think birds in flight are challenging, try insects like bees in flight. Quite a different story and in my experience harder.


Bee No. 4

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One common question about insects is where to find them, even in the city. Look for them along the side of bushes and trees, along the water, on the edge of paths. Move slowly, watch for movement or something out of place.


Bee No.3

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 I find bees are more easily recognizable from the side or at an angle than face on.


Bee No.2

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Most bees I see are so busy they ignore me even if I get close.


Bees

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This week I am posting a few of my bee photos. One of my favourite subjects.

 


Mondrianish

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The first art exhibition that I can remember was of the work of Piet Mondrian. This photo reminds me of his work.


Doorknobs

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Doorknobs at an antique show.

 


Flowers and Foliage 6

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I don’t plan to stop experimenting – it’s half the fun.


Flowers and Foliage 5

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When we see something that reminds us of great works of art (Monet’s Water Lillies for example) we should know we are onto something.


Flowers and Foliage 4

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Framing is one of those things you learn. There are rules to start with but soon forgotten for approaches that better match what you see. Shoot wider and taller than your imagined crop, give yourself room to experiment.


Flowers and Foliage 3

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Who are you shooting for? Pros need to know their audience’s desired outcome. Amateurs just get to shoot photos we want to shoot. 


Flowers and Foliage 2

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Even a slight vignette amplifies the subject and focuses the viewer’s eye.


Flowers and Foliage

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The rest of this week I will be posting photographs of flowers. I started out doing street photography and it was only relatively recently that I started shooting nature. Flowers have been a large part of my photography in recent years.


Flower – 2

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Another HDR finalized Skylum Neo.


Flower

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This is HDR done in Photoshop and finished in Skylum Neo. In other words played with.


Poppy

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Poppies are evocative regardless of the time of year.


Canadian Thistle

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Actually from Europe it is invasive and called the Canadian Thistle because our southern cousins blamed its arrival on French Canadian traders. More likely it came to Canada and the US at the same time.


Somewhat

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A somewhat alien view of a lily.


Culvert

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I shot this because it looked so very abstract. This is first culvert I have ever shot.


Landscape

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Flowers can make their own landscape.


Flower Fall

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There is always another angle to a flower.


Visitors

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Apropos of yesterday’s post. Sometimes the visitors are more prominent.


Something

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There are no perfect flowers the wild, there is always something, in this case an ominous shadow on one of the leaves.

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