Posts tagged “Nikon

Ducklings (Three Photographs)

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Summer in my world only begins when I begin to see ducklings. This year it was the first official day of summer when I saw the first brood and I was thrilled. Usually they are not easy to shoot far out, often moving faster than I would like and in spite of that we still want to get detail.


Sparrow with Vignette

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I was once told that you could make your background less messy by using a vignette, darkening the edges dramatically. I tried it and it looked artificial so I went back to a more subtle approach.


Tulips and Vignettes (Two Photographs)

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I understand why people use vignettes and often like what I see but I seldom use them and they feel a bit artificial when I do. The idea of vignettes is to point the eye to the subject in a subtle way. I decided to try again and take the suggestion to make them very subtle, as is the case in these two photographs.


Dragonfly (Two Photographs)

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This is my first dragonfly of 2019. They are rarer then they should be at this point in the year, and rather more elusive. I found this one resting near some lichen and took these shots. I find generally that photographs do not do a good job with their marvellous wings, though the wings are sometimes better in black and white.


A Robin (Two Photographs)

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Given their colour, male Robins with their red chests are easy to spot. They have a tendency to linger and stare back. In this case the traditional bird on a branch is slightly marred by another branch between the camera and the bird.


A Decision (Two Photographs)

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I recently gave a talk on photography based on my book about nature photography. One of the things that was discussed were the many decisions we have to take in making a photograph. Not just in getting our best exposure and composition but in making a photograph stand out. And even then I pose the question to myself, is it better in colour than in black and white? Not yet an easy question for me to answer.


Delicate or Not (Two Photographs)

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I was pleased with the colour version, it has a soft and gentle feel to it. The black and white on the other hand seems more assertive, more permanent. Either way two very different photos either of which I would be proud to sell.