Posts tagged “Nikon

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.


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.


Caution We are Dealing with Wild Animals (Two Photographs)

 

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I came across a group of American Goldfinch and shot a number of individual birds. However, the noise of the camera and my movements became too much for one who decided I should go. This reminded me once again that patience, courtesy and the avoidance of unnecessary noise is a virtue and not just for nature 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,