***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
Some lovely goose portraits Sam - all very nice closeups showing off the feather detail and head and bill shapes.
Those are all very strong - the color on the first fish are wonderful. I must say that turtle shot with the reef foreground is a stunner - a wonderful underwater landscape shot and the turtle just adds a surreal element to it all.
Love the poppies - I remember those well. The bluebird is lovely - blue colored birds, especially when against a background devoid of blue, really do stand out...I can appreciate that as I've recently encountered a very blue bird I've never seen before, and it was practically a neon beacon that you couldn't miss!
I would love to see an animal like that in the wild - very nice! I admit I didn't even realize elk were in PA...I always think of them as a western animal.
I would love to see an animal like that in the wild - very nice! I admit I didn't even realize elk were in PA...I always think of them as a western animal.-- hide signature --
They are the largest free roaming herd east of the Mississippi. Mostly in Elk county Pa. I not sure of the numbers without looking it up. About 700 about 7 years ago In the fall its amazing to see the bulls rack and bugling.
Check Benezette elk on youtube
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Don't see many Elk posted here. Thanks for sharing.
That painted bunting is an incredibly brilliant bird!
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A few from last week. The birds are busy with courtship and nesting
One from our recent trip to Thailand.
No Sunny weather, so no sunny images :-/
The image came out rather dark and was brightened up a lot. So it is not ISO 800, but probably more. Horizontal crop 50%,vertical crop none, reduced 50% in size.
The shallow DOF is visible.
This duck is really sharp. ooc JPEG, only cropped and some USM. DOF is very shallow at aperture f/6.3 !
I am not sure about the last bird.
I believe its german name is "Wacholderdrossel", but I am not an expert.
It came out really sharp!
I took this shot when I was about to leave the lake park since it was getting dark very quickly. I saw this bird through the branches and set the max aperture on the Tamron 200-500 @ 500mm and shot the A99 at ISO2000 handheld ( 1/15s ) supporting my left shoulder on a tree trunk. Post processed the Raw file after converted in Silkypix Pro5 in PS CS6, trying to make it look like a daylight shot. At the OOF background is the lake ( could've been anything, I guess...! ).
Always having fun with photography
What a great variety of colorful birds!
Sony A700 + Sigma 50-500 (Bigma)
Very nice shots Ed, do you shoot jpeg or raw with the a77? I started shooting jpeg as I did not like the raw files on the a77 because they seemed to have to much noise.
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