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Friday, June 23, 2017

Safari of the Weeds

Great bugs out his AM.  With insect macro photography, you really get an appreciation for the detailed functional design of our insect companions
I love the structure of the ants, the robber flies and especially my little buddy, the jumping spider.  He kept on turning toward the lens!  What a subject!
Gear: Nikon D500 with Toking 2.8 ATX VR Macro and a 1.4 Converter.  ISO 1000, F9-10, Tv 1/1250 sec and a little flash burst through a soft box mounted on camera for the spider. Enjoy, Jeff

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nature Outing

Five Rivers was very productive this morning.with young deer, goslings and a Blue Heron.  I was thrilled to capture the Heron in flight!
Tech details: Nikon D500 w Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens, ISO 2500, F7.1, Tv 1/1500 second.  Enjoy, Jeff

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bleeding Hearts


I shot these in our garden today.  I love these flowers, their design and symmetry.  Shot with a Fuji XPRO-1, Tamron 90mm 2.5 Macro lens.  Tv 1/1000, F5.6, ISO 400. Handheld and manually focused. Enjoy, Jeff


Saturday, May 20, 2017

BIRDING

TRIED MY FIRST BIRDING TRIP THIS MORNING AT OAKWOOD CEMETERY WITH A GROUP OF BIRDERS. BEAUTIFUL DAY AND SOME NICE CRITTERS.  I LEARNED THAT BIRDING IS NOT FOR ME AS IT REALLY HURT MY ARTHRITIC NECK- ALL THAT LOOKING UP IN THE TREES TO SEE SOME TINY BIRD.  GEAR: NIKON D500 WOTH A SIGMA 150-600MM LENS, 1/1250 SEC, F8, ISO VARIED WITH THE LIGHT FROM 800 TO 2000. ENJOY, JEFF

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Open Aperture


The standard way of shooting flowers is with a narrow aperture to achieve everything in focus.  Often I like to do things a little differently.  Here I was looking for a shallow depth of field, focusing on just one section of these backyard flowers shot near sunset with the sun behind.  I used a Fuji XPRO-1 with an old Tamron 2.5, 90mm Macro lens shot at 2.5.  On an APS-C camera, this gives an effective aperture of 3.75 when shot at 2.5, lens wide open.
Shutter speed had to be fast at 1/1000 sec and ISO was 1000.  All shot hand held with flowers blowing all over the place!  Notice on the third image the reddish blur on the left side of the composition.  That was a red flower behind the daisy that I used to contrast the yellow petals.  Enjoy, Jeff


Times Square


Times Square pretends endless people street photo opportunity!  These were shot recently over two days using a Fuji XPRO-1 and a Fuji 18-55mm lens.  Just great to engage and shoot!  Enjoy, Jeff