Show Your Snaps...January 28, 2013
4 months ago
We invite you again to show your own snapshots or even choice pictures. Remember it's all about the enjoyment of taking pictures regardless of what we have. We can learn from each other and it's fun to share too.
When you are posting your own images please submit them as a reply to this post. Otherwise your pictures may be overlooked. See my own photos for this week as a reply.
We will start a new thread for this every week now due to the popularity. I'll be sure to comment also to your images, if you choose to share. Thanks everyone for your participation.
On Sunday, I had to talk myself into going out in the rain to take photos. But I was glad I did, for I had a lot more fun than I thought trying to make the most out of this dark rainy day. I primarily used ISO1600.
Photo No. 1 - When I first started walking through a park, I found something interesting. Someone was spraying the lawn. What you may find interesting about this, is that a lot of Oregonians do not let the rain stop them in doing their job or task.
Photo No. 2 - And a closeup....
Photo No. 3 - Walking along a path, these ducks didn't seem to mind me too much. I clipped the end of one of these birds, because it was difficult using my mittens, and holding the camera and umbrella at the same time. It wasn't raining hard, just enough to get the camera and lens wet.
Photo No. 4 - These ducks also enjoyed swimming in the pond.
Photo No. 5 - I was surprised to see a heron here too, first in a tree.
Photo No. 6 - Then I followed the heron around. For some reason, it stayed near the edge of the pond, looking for something to eat. You can see the raindrop pattern on the water.
Photo No. 7 - Another one of the heron....
Photo No. 8 - Here's some people walking about. I clipped the heel, as again it was difficult for me to manage the umbrella and camera with my mittens. But I took it as a challenge. I'll try to do better next time.
Photo No. 9 - We see more Oregonians not afraid of the rain.
Photo No. 10 - We even saw a photographer taking pictures of this pretty young lady, using a Canon 60D. You can see the raindrops on the steel barrier. By this time we were getting just a few sprinkles. This image seemed to be better with less rain.
Dave, those are great. You are so fortunate to have found so many eagles and it was sunny too. Was it cold also? This time of year, is when I wear my mittens for the weather. Hopefully for us, by next month the temperatures will be warm enough for us to use our cameras without mittens.
Thanks. I feel the key EXIF data is important and I was happy that Dpreview made it easy for us to show that data with their new programming. When I use the telephoto lens, I often will step down the lens (like F11 to F13) and use the high ISO levels, so that I can be within the sweet spot of the lens, plus have enough depth of field.
It's unusual to see the light at the back left of the photo where it makes the image extra nice. You did good there. That's a great use of ISO3200.
I thought I'd share this group for something a little different to look at. Since I only have the 18-55 lens I'm limited as to what I can share. For now, I'm trying to get my mind around this new camera. Sure is fun to have new gear to learn about. No, I don't know what the sculptor was smoking when she dreamed this one up. About 30 miles away there is a city that has a large number of sculptors who work in the bronze media. Our town has a few of these scattered around the parks. I'll try and post more if there is any interest in these. Thanks for looking, Mike
I like these! Lighting is golden to capture the feather details. They're a tough subject to get right, and you've done well with these. Thanks for sharing, Mike
you're braver than I to take the camera out and use it in the rain. The birds didn't seem to mind the moisture. I know in the future there will be times I too, will need to shoot in less than ideal conditions. With an umbrella in one hand you still managed to get some nice pics. Thanks for hosting this every week. It had been pretty cold here and I had my camera almost 3 weeks before I took it out to try it out. Can hardly wait for spring and the color to pop. Mike
With the T3i and a 55-250is.
I just bought this lens so I could use it in places where I don't want to bring out the expensive gear.
It's a pretty good lens.
The wife took this shot, it shows the limitations of the lens, but I think I could clean it up better if I tried.
Although these were taken with a 5DMKII, I'll include them here.
From the Red Bull Crashed Ice race time trials.
Thanks for looking.
i love when you invite us to show our pictures
Here are some of mine that i took on a trip in the Mountains in December 2012. Waiting for more invitations to post the pictures i still have stored in my computer and that cant hardly wait to be introduced. The pictures are taken with a Canon 550D!
So as one of my New Year resolutions is to take more pictures I'm going to try to post only what I took in the previous week. I'm also going to restrict myself to no more than 4 and they can't all be of the same things. Here goes then.
After the shocking weather we've had in the UK recently it was nice to see the blue sky for a change and I got out early one morning to snap the sunrise in the street outside my house
Continuing with the theme of trying to catch the birds on the feeders outside my window I snapped this little guy. It's a long tailed tit and normally they come in groups of 5 or 6 at once, but they don't sit still long enough to catch.
One ting I want to do more of is macro (thought with no dedicated macro lens it's one of those "do what you can with what you have" things). Too early for the insects, but still plenty of subjects if you look.
Last one and it's another bird. This is quite a close crop on a nuthatch. I've been trying to catch them with food in their beak and this one was posing perfectly.
Thanks for looking. C&C welcome.
The best picture you'll ever take is just around the corner...
Keep at it Heather,
I like viewing your captures of the birds. I was on another forum recently and read about someone's idea that I thought I'd pass along to you. He put a sheet of paper on his window next to his bird feeder, with a hole cut out for his camera. His camera didn't have much optical zoom and this was his work around solution. His feeder was close to the window. Maybe you could use his idea and get some benefit from it ? I like seeing the birds you show from your part of the world. I hope you have continued success, Mike
Nice contributions to this week's thread. The deer captures are clean and sharp. It seems like the few chances I get of birds of prey are frequently blocked by branches. Your wife deserves an atta girl for her efforts. The lens you used is on my wish list. With a new camera there's many things to add to it and that lens will be close to the top of my wish list. I like the bright colors in the jump pics, too. Thanks for sharing these, Mike