Posts tagged “Nikon

Marsh (Two Photographs)

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When I narrow my focus I sometimes see the beginnings of an abstract composition. Here I wanted the plant to come alive within a composition that had no real boundaries, and that avoided deciding on a specific subject.


Little Wood-Satyr (Two Photographs)

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A Satyr, or wood spirit, how appropriate a name for such an elusive creature. They fly in and out of bushes, tempting you by setting down on the edge in broad daylight only to fly off. At the best of times they are often under cover making the light problematic. Regardless they are a sight to see.


Sparrow (Two Photographs)

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Thank goodness for the radial filter in Lightroom. The face of this bird was in modest shadow and all I wanted to do was even out the light over part of the body. The radial filter tool makes this easy (draw around your subject, change the exposure and make any other adjustments within that selection).

 


Nuthatch (Three Photographs)

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Nuthatches are quite common, especially when people are offering them handouts, but they move quickly and can be a challenge to photograph. They tease you, as you lift your camera they are already in another bush or tree. So getting a few good shots is a relief.


Black-Crowned Night Heron (Two Photographs)

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These herons sometimes remind me of the Penguin in Batman. Their poses and expressions, never mind the bright red eyes and often comical dance they do when walking along a log, are so penguin-like.


Butterfly (Two Photographs)

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I believe this is a Red Admiral Butterfly. I like face to face photographs with animals. It can make identification problematic but it certainly provides some drama. In addition, as I have only made a taxonomical guess, why not try it in black and white.


A Giant Swallowtail Butterfly (Two Photographs)

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I was trying various metering modes to capture this butterfly from a distance with my lens at 200mm. The results were unexpected though I think pleasing to the eye. A lepidopterist might question how the colours and detail came out. It raises the question, am I shooting nature photography or art photography.