Many thanks for the support and the complimentary comments on my Swift upload and special thanks to Lynne for her UA - very much appreciated.
I promised some 'silhouette' type images - actually I am addicted to the witching hours of dawn and dusk and the shots I get are often silhouette or what I prefer to think of as 'semi-silhouette' as I like to try and capture enough detail to make the image less flat - a problem with hard silhouettes which can easily end up with a 'cutout' look.
V1 is a composite of a Great White Egret flyby at Shapwick two days ago. Both shots used were taken in the same spot with a long lens, but with very different apertures - I could not have frozen the egret with a small aperture which I needed to get some decent dof in the landscape.
V2 is another composite of a group of three displaying Shovellers taken a couple of months ago at Greylake. The dof problems are similar to the first image.
V3 is a straight shot of a pair of Teal searching for a nesting site at Greylake taken very late on a very bright orange evening. Despite many Teal at Greylake in the spring I can now find no breeding pairs there. The Peregrines love them, of course, and stayed on at this site well into the spring. v4 is a shot of one of the 'regulars' at this restaurant.
Hope you like them. A
|Camera:||Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR /Canon 7D Canon 400mm f5.6 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||28 May 2012 - 10:06 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|