Posted on May 19, 2020
Posted on March 27, 2020
Cee’s topic this week is birds. As selective colour is permitted – and, I think, really works in this case – here is an owl (I’m afraid I cannot remember what kind).
The plumage is black and white in any case, so all I had to do was desaturate the greens in the background. Those orange irises are really very striking.
Posted on September 22, 2017
Posted on February 8, 2017
This week, Sue has set us a specific theme for Macro Moments – ‘Birds’. It’s pretty difficult to get a true macro shot of a bird, I should imagine, so here is a (very) tightly-cropped image of an owl which I took at a display of birds of prey last summer.
Fortunately, I was using my best lens, so I think it has managed to retain enough detail, despite the crop.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/500 at ƒ4, ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments EWeek 30: Birds
Posted on August 24, 2016
For this week’s open macro challenge, I’ve chosen a photograph I took last Monday evening at a spéctacle of birds of prey, which took place in the ruins of the medieval castle at Saint-Germain-de-Confolens, a very pretty village about twenty minutes drive from here.. The very strong sunlight helped to produce strong contrast and some interesting backlit effects, as in the case of this owl.
NikonD800 with Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/500sec. ISO100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom. Image resized in Photoshop
Macro Moments: Week 10
Posted on February 28, 2016
Like everybody else, I was looking forward to the display of birds of prey at a chateau in the Dordogne – and when it came, I enjoyed it.
But I couldn’t help wondering, as I mooched about with my camera before showtime, what the birds themselves might think about it.
Posted on September 13, 2015