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These two. Meet baby sister and puppy ❤

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1/80 sec at f/5.0, ISO 400, Sony a55 w/ 55mm macro lens

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2014 in Baby Sister, Family, Macro lens, Puppy, Sony DSLR A55

 

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Baby bluebirds!

Hey, remember these guys ?  Well, guess what they did?  They had a little brood of 5 babies (right in the hitch of the 5th wheel!).  It was a challenging to take pictures, there wasn’t much room to maneuver the lens and no way to set up the tripod.  The pictures aren’t as crisp as I would like, but anyways, here they are!

Here you can see all 5 chicks.
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1/15 sec at f/5.0, ISO 1600, Sony a55

Close up
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1/8 sec at f/5.0, ISO 1600, Sony a55

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Bird, Sony DSLR A55, Summer

 

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Pictures of snow

I’ve been going through a bunch of my older pictures, and it turns out that I take a lot of pictures of snow. Maybe it’s because I grew up with snow half the year, maybe I like the crispness of the snow, or maybe (since it is around for half the year) it’s just what I have to photograph!

Snow is tricky, though. White on white? A photographers nightmare! It can be hard to try and somehow work contrast in the shot, and it can be impossible to fix after the fact. That won’t stop me from trying! 🙂

November 16, 2010 – a light dusting of snow
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1/40 sec at f/14, ISO 400, 35 mm – Sony a100

November 23, 2010 – snow way!
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1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100, 30 mm – Sony a100

December 16, 2010 – snow laden branch
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2.5 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100, 70mm (w/tripod) – Sony a100

December 17, 2010 – trying to capture individual snowflakes
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1/40 sec at f/13, ISO 100, 50mm (macro) – Sony a100

January 8, 2011 – reminding Meowsie why she’s an indoor cat.
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1/125 sec at 4/4.2, ISO 80, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 11, 2011 – methinks we’re not getting in the greenhouse any time soon!
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1/50 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 15, 2011 – Roli says “I love snow!”
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1/200 sec at f/4.2, ISO 80, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 15, 2011 – hard at work
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1/640 sec at f/4.2, ISO 80, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 18, 2011 – a Roli trail through the snow!
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1/6 sec at f/3.5, ISO 800, 5mm – Pentax Optio

February 22, 2012 – not much snow in the neighbourhood (that was rectified a couple of days later)
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1/5 sec at f/5, ISO 6400 35 mm – Sony a55 (handheld, not too bad!)

Happy spring 🙂

 

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