Great Grey Owl on Patrol
Taken with my ay aging Canon 5D Mark III with a 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/1000, f4, ISO 400, +1 exposure compensation. Cropped for composition purposes.
Background darkened to highlight the owl. Spot sharpening to face.
Taken late afternoon at around 16:00, with little light left for a winter's day.
Scramble - Greater Snow Geese
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/750, f5.6, ISO 800, + 2 1/2 exposure compensation.
AS usual, taken in one of my favourite types of light - a very late afternoon setting sun light.
Greater Snow Geese - Late Afternoon Movement
I always enjoy late afternoon light, where whites are transformed into a warmer golden hue and colours are more saturated.
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens on monopod @ 1/1000, f8, ISO 800, no exposure compensation, slight crop for composition purposes.
Background despeckled to blur out noise.
Moon Blasters - Greater Snow Geese
Taken late last Tuesday afternoon as the moon was on the rise.
The geese are nearing the end of their migration rest here in our region. Following the full November moon, as the temperature drops at night and their water haven freezes up, they will leave to finish their migration run to the Atlantic coast for the winter.
Cropped for composition purposes with the cropping out of a couple of other geese and/or parts.
Background despeckled and a bit of blur brush applied to reduce sky noise.
Autumn Mallard On the Fly
Canon Mark III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/1000, f4, ISO 800.
Cropped for composition purposes.
No Photoshop manipulation of colours here, apart from exposure correction - we have here what the camera captured shortly after sunrise.
With the 500mm zoom lens, the duck is in focus but the rest is not, adding to artsy palate of colours. The Fall trees are reflected in the water also.
Canada Geese heading out to their feeding grounds just after sun rise.
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens, on monopod @ 1/1000, f6.7, ISO 800, no exposure compensation. Cropped to an 8 x 16 format.
Fall Heron Passing By
After a long absence photo-wise, I was tempted by the autumn colours to snap a few pictures.
This full-frame heron flew past me this morning as if to say, "welcome back Mike", permitting me with a nice grab-shot.
Harsh lighting conditions made life a bit difficult - the heron was not in complete sunlight, whilst the background was, therefore I had to adjust the heron to reduce shadows. On top of that, there was a lifting fog which sort of hazed out the background, therefore I upped the saturation overall. Due to the shadow-light contrast between heron and background, a narrow halo was created surrounding part of the bird. This I eliminated by using a 3-point blur brush while zoomed in at about 200%.
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/500, f9.5, ISO 800, +1 exposure compensation - no crop.
Snowy Owl - Quit Tailing Me!
It's been very hot and humid here in Quebec City this week, therefore, here is a little something to cool you off.
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/1000, f14, +2/3 exposure compensation.
I formatted this photo in two versions.
First, the original which shows the whole bird. But, since the focal point of the action is on the Snowy's expression, I opted for this closer view but with clipped wings.
There is no law that you can't clip a bird's wings, so listen to your heart instead of some self-proclaimed Internet photo guru:- )
Cooper Hawk - Supper Time
This young Cooper Hawk is enjoying a late supper provided by a parent.
Taken late at sunset in lowering light blocked by trees, resulting in some background sky being blown out.
Cropped in to a vertical format.
Canon 5D Mark III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/350, f4, ISO 1250,+ 2 1/2 exposure compensation.
Cooper Hawk - Feather Fetish
This very young Cooper Hawk keeps things tidy on the advice of, and to eventually look like, mom and dad.
Young Fox - Okay, You've Caught Me!
Canon 5d Mark III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/800, f/4, ISO 640, +1 exposure compensation. Minimal crop for composition purposes.
Exposition d'art Village En Arts 2016
Exposition d'art Village En Arts - au plaisir de vous voir
EXPOSITION d'art champêtre: Village en arts, le 1, 2 et 3 juillet, 2016 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.