Posts tagged “Nikon

Squirrels (Two Photographs)

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There is not much more to say about squirrels than I said in my post earlier this week. Only to note that squirrels are easier to shoot in the fall when they are keen on finding food and filling their stomachs for the winter, than in the spring when they need to get used to people again or for the first time. I prefer the B&W, sort of focuses more on the squirrel than a colour version would have. However, the colour photo simply cried out to be done in colour.


Nothing to See Here (Three Photographs)

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Lets call this type of photography intimate urban landscape. I have known photographers who do this work. Apparently it sells well. Far be it for me to defend a genre or a price range, but I do like to shoot this sort of photography.


Water Lilies (Three Photographs)

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One tricky thing about shooting water lilies are the bugs. You have this beautiful white leafed plant covered in black insects, not exactly appealing. Removing them takes time, effort and care. These three fortunately had fewer bugs than normal.


Damselflies (Two Photographs)

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I seldom process insects in Black and White,however, I am noticing a few advantages. The eyes of damselflies are hard to focus on as they fluid filled, this matters less in black and white. The wings also stand out a bit better. What is lost of course is the wonderful blue of damselflies and their stripes, while prominent in black and white, don’t have that racing strip look. Everything has trade-offs.


Turtle (Two Photographs)

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I have always thought turtles look best in black and white and I accept that that is a judgement. They are such unworldly looking animals, especially when they are large. They contrast nicely with the background, hence my view of why black and white is my preference. Colour included for reference.


Squirrels in the Forest (Three Photographs)

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Squirrels are amazing at hiding their food and finding it months later, for their agility, and their ability to beg for food. I have a few more I will post shortly but these three portraits reflect the kinds of grey squirrels we often see in the park. They have this “praying stance” when eating and begging for food. Certainly people oblige them, though I am not sure it’s a wise thing to do.


A Lot Going on (Two Photographs)

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Besides the dragonflies mating we have wood that shows the tunnels of beetles coming into adulthood, color and other elements that hint of fall. Sometimes busy photos are not so bad especially if they have depth. It’s finding complex scenes that you hope will work that is the challenge. Artists often go out on a limb, so to speak, to show something new or something they think has potential. Why not photographers?