Slip Me Some Tongue - Fox Pup
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens, offhand @ 1/800, f8, ISO 400, +1/3 exposure compensation. Cropped vertically.
Supper At The Coopers' - Young Cooper Hawk
At the Crack Of Dawn With Mom
These Canada Geese chicks with their mom were caught in the golden glow of a rising sun.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens with a 1.4 Extender, offhand @ 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 800, +1/2 exposure compensation.
Cropped for composition.
Fox Cub - Are You Following Me?
This young fox cub is as cute as can be.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens offhand @ 1/800, f4.5, ISO 400, + 2/3 exposure compensation.
Formatted for a 12 x 16 frame for my next exhibit on 3-4-5 July.
It's Getting Tight In Here!
This clutch of three very young Red-shouldered Hawk chicks go about their daily routine while waiting for their feathers to grow in.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens, offhand at 1/350, f4, ISO 1250, +2 exposure compensation. Cropped in and formatted to an 8 x 12 frame.
The diagonal branch in the foreground as well as the other closer to the nest are distracting, but beggars can't be choosers in a situation like this. It's okay for my site, but not for printing/exhibiting.
There was cloud cover, therefore very little light, which explains why I didn't use my 1.4 Extender and the low shutter speed used while handheld.
Curious New Kid In Town
These two very young Red-shouldered Hawk chicks, from a clutch of three, take in a bit of sun while waiting for their parents to bring them their next meal.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens with 1.4 Extender, offhand at 1/500, f6, ISO 1250, +1 1/2 exposure compensation. Cropped in.
Exposition d'art Village En Arts - au plaisir de vous voir
EXPOSITION d'art champêtre: Village en arts, le 3, 4 et 5 juillet, 2015 sous les chapiteaux dans le parc Le Picart et rue De l'Entente du quartier Saint-Nicolas à Lévis. Vendredi: 12h à 17h, samedi et dimanche: 10h à 17h.
Snowy Owl - Warm and Cold!
The late afternoon setting sun winter light gave a strange look to this Snowy photo.
The foreground snow retained a blue cool (despite a slight magenta tint) look while the bird and background give off more of a warm golden glow.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens offhand @ 1/1000, f4.5, ISO 400, + 1/2 exposure compensation. Highlights slider in Camera Raw pulled to the left to extract and protect details in the Snowy's face and the snow disturbed by the takeoff. Colours unchanged except for increase in contrast. Some white reflective spots cloned away from the snow.
It's always amazing to see how this bird blends in so well with its environment.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens with 1.4 Extender offhand @ 1/1000, f8, ISO 800, +1 exposure compensation. Cropped for composition purposes. Upper background slightly blurred due to lens and atmospheric distortions of the branches/vegetation.
Snowy Owl - Just me And My Shadow
A late afternoon play of light gives zones of lit and shadow snow zones, complimented by a darker band due to trees at the top of the image.
The slight sidelight shows off the Snowy's shadow. Of course, the eyes and claws add to the dramatic look of the photo.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 500L f4 lens offhand @ 1/1000, f4 ISO 400, + 1 1/2 exposure compensation.
Welcome To My Branch Office - Snowy Owl
A daytime shot in ordinary light of a Snowy perched upon an evergreen. I like having some cloud with the blue sky to add depth to the background.
My usual Canon 5D Mark III with 500L f4 lens. Offhand, as usual, since I find tripods and such limitating for my birds in motion. This is a non-standard format ratio to better suit the composition.
Snowy Owl - I Spy With My Little Eye . . . !
Taken in the morning on my last Snowy Owl session of the season.
This Snowy Owl bobs and weaves his body and head as it tries to look past me to focus on some distant object. In this case, it was another Snowy in the same field over 1 kilometre away!
The Snowy then suddenly tookoff to escort and chase away the other from his territory. The Snowy then landed at the edge of his territory to stand guard for a long period of time against his intruder.
Before posting this photo, a friend remarked that there were five distinct neat layers of foreground and background: snow, vegetation, trees, mountain and sky.
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens offhand @ 1/1000, f13, ISO 400.