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A Photographically Annoying Bird (Two Photographs)

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Yellow Warblers can be annoying, they perch in bad light and are often too far away. They have the darkest eyes resistant to catchlights, giving them a slightly spooky air when seen up close. I saw many of them this summer, and I tried several times to get good shots. But as you can see it’s not easy.


Surreal (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes I can envisage a final processed product, that is slightly different from the original captured image. The black and white, which I have worked with, has a certain surreal air to it because the balance between light and dark is accentuated.


A Mourning Dove (Two Photographs)

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Mourning Doves seem to be the most placid, trusting of birds. I have seen them perch near people and not care a jot. This one flew by a group of photographers and landed on a nearby roof seemingly to observe us.


Math and Chaos (Two Photographs)

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There is a certain repetitive pattern in the subject flower though it is surrounded by a chaos of similar flowers in decay with much less distinguishable pattern. Put another way – fractals, patterns and a sort of natural entropy.


Sparrows (Two Photographs)

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I have grown to appreciate the hardiness of sparrows and their need to be wary of predators. Photographing them can be challenging, not just from a lighting perspective, but for their energy and erratic behaviour. This one saw me just after my first shot, and promptly turned its back on the camera, all the while maintaining a wary eye.


Bucolic (Two Photographs)

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Getting that feeling of place and time in landscape photography is a gift. I am not sure if it’s best expressed in black and white or colour but I know a bucolic scene when I see one. I hope to do more landscapes next summer.


Lenses (Two Photographs)

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The locust borer is a wonderful creature. This photo was taken at 500mm with the Nikon 200-500mm lens, my “go to” nature lens. The second photo of the net-winged beetles mating was taken with a dedicated macro kit (105mm lens, extension tubes and flash). The latter gear is arguably harder to use, more prone to user error, and more expensive than the former. Times change and the gear you use changes with experience and new opportunity.