Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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
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