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.
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