Discussion in 'Nature' started by fgorga, Dec 11, 2017.
Good morning all!
I'll get things started this week with a male rose-breasted grosbeak.
While our attention was elsewhere, winter snuck in.
Thanks, fgorga, for starting the thread this morning.
Avocets feeding in the early morning at White Slough, Vallejo CA.
Roseate spoonbill silhouette with a woodblock
Nice effect, Bob. I wouldn't have thought of that treatment of the photo, it works well.
Sally, thanks. I wanted to emphasize the shape of the bill and b&w and silhouette seemed to emphasize the graphic nature of the bill. I have plenty of color photos. She stayed in the tree for 4 hours. 400 photos worth, sorting was a pain. The effect was one of those things that just happened to occur while trying things. Was shooting this series with silhouette in mind and moved the camera to get more rim light around the body and head to keep the bill the sharpest area in the photo to drive the eye there along with the leading lines and uncluttered frame surrounding it. The rim light on the head and shoulder gave depth to an otherwise flat silhouette by revealing the head is in front of the limb, ie overlap perspective. That really got more pronounced when it went more "woodblock."
This arrived alone (fortunately) at our house here in Uruguay. It is about 10cm long and has a wingspan that is about double that. I'm sorry that I have nothing in the photo which will allow reference to its size. Please accept that it was alarmingly big.
Forest in winter with fallen tree.
Chestnut-Headed Bee Eater of Nepal
Nikon D300 with 200-400 lens @800mm with Nikon TC-20E III (effective 1200mm) 1/250s f/8 ISO 800 Center-weighted metering
Coyote Before Dawn
I see you... by David Stephens, on Flickr
It's interesting to note that this image was taken before sunrise, with a Sony a7R III, at ISO 20,000, with only Default noise reduction. The camera's dynamic range and lack of noise is amazing.
Tundra Swans at Staten Island
A bit late to the party.
Teal at Cley Marshes NWT reserve
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