Posts tagged “Nikon

Flower No. 7

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It was the creamsicle colour that got to me. The out of focus flower is intentional as it emphasizes this unusual colour.


Flower No. 6

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I like to find flowers that appear to be in motion or that seem to be reaching out.


Flower No 5

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In an urban setting backgrounds needed to be considered, good ones are not as easy as I would like.


Flowers No.4 (Two Photographs)

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An oriental look.


Flower No. 3

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Many photography articles talk about framing your subject. The frame here of the two branches on either side are an example, even if out of focus.


Flower No. 2

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I’m a fan of visualizing what I want my final photo to look like, my success is growing. In this case the flowered bush just seem to explode into view as I turned a corner.


Flower No.1 (Two Photographs)

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I decided to do a week of flower photography. I missed the annual Tulip festival for the second time in two years but I made up for that in the gardens of my neighbourhood.


End of the Week

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A wonderful starling decided to dance off, seemed like a good shot for the end of the week.

 


Sparrow Number 3

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Unusually this bird allowed me to get very close while its mates flew off. Maybe it liked the spot, in any event it does not look too pleased with my presence.


Perch

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This sparrow found a good spot to perch on a wall of a former church. Given the distance it never noticed me.


Pigeon

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Not sure why, but I often think birds look at me like I am nuts, and not the edible kind.


Sparrow

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A family of sparrows found a hole in the face of a small apartment building. I caught one of them going in and out of its nest. We may soon see their offspring, or at least hear them.


Starling (Three Photographs)

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Starlings are often found on the ground looking for food. But they can also be rather comical and judgemental.


Robin

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Starting off a week of urban birds with a shot of a proud robin. They are said to be a sign of spring, but in fact they stick around all year.


Jumping Spider (Three Photographs)

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They say you’re never very far from a spider. That does not mean they are easy to find or conveniently located. This one’s on the wall behind our bed. My wife called me to grab my gear and get a shot, the best of the best are here. For the record I captured him alive and released him on our balcony. Hopefully he’ll be back.


Colourful

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I am increasingly finding myself taking a more studied approach as to what should be done in colour or black and white. It’s not always straightforward. 


Bird on a Post

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Most of my bird photographs were taken on reserves and in forests. I never really gave much thought to the opportunity urban birds provide.


Imposing

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This flower was large and imposing, I wanted to get a sense of that in my composition. 


Not Staged

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I am always cautious photographing people, more because I do not want to upset anyone. But this photo is a tableau, more than just about the human element.


More than Enough

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I am a fan of minimalist photos like this. I pass this “garden” frequently and this photo waited till I had the right lens and light. 


Scruffy (Two Photographs)

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Urban squirrels are a great deal more wary of people than those I see in the forest. So when Scruffy sat for its portrait, I was quite pleased.


Sparrow

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Sparrows seem to be everywhere and when you can’t see them you can hear them. Nice sound to wake up to in the morning.


Pretty

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In the midst of everything else nature has a distinctly calming effect. 


Not Xmas

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Walking by a house where Christmas lingers along with some homemade summer bird houses struck me as unusual but I liked the way the bird houses looked.