Nature Unlimited 16 July 2021

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  1. This is the additional weekly image thread for the Nature Forum. While images posted to this thread should still be nature in theme, it may contain a small amount of human-made objects and therefore less restricted than the Monday in Nature threads. Please see this discussion for more details: Alternative weekly thread in Nature forum

    Each participant please post no more than just one image per weekly thread. Many members will appreciate any information you are willing or able to provide regarding location, shooting process, exposure settings, equipment, and information on the subject(s), including scientific and/or common names.


    An alternate view of an event I've posted previously of a storm clearing at sunset over Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA. This is a panorama built from multiple images. The extreme dynamic range forces a near-blown-out sky in order to preserve any detail in the darker rocks. Others of my images from this experience are certainly better, at least in my own eyes, but this one offers a perspective and detail not realized elsewhere.
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  2. Female Painted Bunting....D850 in Austin, Texas 220210715-nature-unlimited.jpg
     
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    I saw the tiny flowers were brightly lit by late sun as I drove up the driveway, so ran out with my Z6 and kit lens. I was actually looking for color test subjects, having been fighting color issues for a while. I was extremely pleased to see honey bees since they've been having a hard time of it lately. From the size of the bee you can tell that the flowers are quite small. Best results were in manual mode so I could stop down for DOF. 1/640 @ f/5.6, auto ISO of 100 with a -0.7 stop bias. Handheld with VR off. Heavily cropped from the in-camera jpeg as I'm still on the micro lens waiting list. Typically for me, the in-camera jpeg was better in terms of color than I could do messing with the RAW.
     
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    In the city of Milpitas in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay, there is a bald eagle nest by an elementary school. This is the 5th year in a row that they have eaglet(s). Unfortunately, that nest was blown off the tree in January so that the eagles had little time to rebuilt. The result is a smaller nest this season and we only have one eaglet this year. There were two eaglets in each one of the last three years. This eaglet hatched in early April is already flying. She likes to stand on power poles and tall light fixtures. For birds of prey, females tend to be larger and heavier. This eaglet is as big as her mother by now so that I assume she is a female.

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  6. Roger G

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    Shun, thank you for providing the information you did, it makes it much more interesting than just posting a photo.
     
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  7. ShunCheung

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    Thanks Roger. That is one thing I learned from Frans Lanting. He stresses that it is important to have a story to go along with your images. I have been to a few of his talks and a four-day workshop.
     
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  8. Too late to edit mine but I saw the tiny flowers were brightly lit by late sun as I drove up the driveway, so ran out with my Z6 and kit lens. I was actually looking for color test subjects, having been fighting color issues for a while. I was extremely pleased to see honey bees since they've been having a hard time of it lately. From the size of the bee you can tell that the flowers are quite small. Best results were in manual mode so I could stop down for DOF. 1/640 @ f/5.6, auto ISO of 100 with a -0.7 stop bias. Handheld with VR off. Heavily cropped from the in-camera jpeg as I'm still on the micro lens waiting list. Typically for me, the in-camera jpeg was better in terms of color than I could do messing with the RAW.
     
  9. ShunCheung

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    Conrad, I took liberty and pasted your text to your earlier image.
     
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