2023-05-30 Photographers Choice

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21 Responses to 2023-05-30 Photographers Choice

  1. Henri says:

    Went out today to hear Ron’s Jazz Band at the Silver Springs Botanical Gardens. Found this absolutely beautiful bleeding heart bush in the south garden. 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 500. Cropped then enhanced with Denoise AI in Lightroom.

  2. Karen Sandra McDaniel says:

    Got it on the first bounce! At the SS Botanical Garden, I watched a man play fetch with his dog and asked if I could take his picture catching the ball. He said yes, and after a few shots I got one that I liked. The dog was very engaged and didn’t pay any attention to me at all. Shot with my 90 mm Macro lens, AP, F8, S 1/2000, ISO 2000, Auto WB, CW Metering.

  3. della says:

    three flower mavens
    ISO 160 300mm f5.6 1/300
    Darken the background quite a lot

    • Henri says:

      Beautiful image, dramatic lighting and the artificially darkened background is very effective. I wonder how it would look with a slightly less dark background.

    • Fred Schwering says:

      I like how the dark background makes the pink colours and the white outline stand out. The white fuzz makes you think that the flowers are backlit but then you see the pink and realize that they are not.

  4. della says:

    another one of the meadow in Waterton
    ISO 100 28mm f14 1/40

  5. Fred Schwering says:

    Got a chance to try out some long exposure photography at Hogs Back Falls in Ottawa.
    I used the Neutral Density filter setting on my camera to reduce the intensity of the light.
    The first shot was taken at 1/2.5 sec, f/8.0. ISO 100, focal length 28 mm.
    Post processing in Photoshop Elements:
    – cropped the photo cropped to 16×9 aspect ratio
    – increased the saturation to bring out the green colous.

    • Fred Schwering says:

      Second photo taken at 1/6 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, focal length 28 mm, ND filter on.
      Same post processing as the first photo.

      • Henri says:

        Great examples of the use of neutral density filters. I presume this is an in-camera software setting. I really like the composition of the second submission. Well done Fred.

        • Fred Schwering says:

          Thanks Henri. I did use the in-camera neutral density software setting on my Olympus Stylus 1. It has only 2 settings (on and off) so I don’t know how many stops it adjusts for.

  6. Henri says:

    Noticed this wild blue flax with a colourful beetle rummaging around on our morning walk in Griffith Woods. Taken with my 200 mm zoom lens. Enhanced with denoise in LIghtroom Classic

  7. Frankie says:

    I went to Spruce Meadows on Thursday to avoid the weekend crowds and practise taking jumping photos at an international competition. (There’s an even bigger tournament June 14-18.) I lucked out to catch this five-week old miniature horse floating along beside his mother. Harsh shadows in the sunlight, but so cute! Super lucky shot to get all four hooves off the ground.
    ISO 800, 71 m, f/14, 1/1000 sec

  8. Frankie says:

    Garden snail in a front yard in London. Maybe a copse snail.
    ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/7.1, 1/400, -0.67 ev

  9. Dwight says:

    The two photos here I have entitled “Hunter Becomes The Hunted”

  10. Dwight says:

    number 2

  11. Debbie McCluskey says:

    This past weekend I was at the Kangaroo Creek farm in Kelowna where we could pet kangaroos, wallabies and other interesting animals. This huge turkey came over as soon as I pulled out the camera. The feathers and textures were amazing, by the colors on his head were amazing. Taken with my Rebel T2i, F6.3, 1/200 sec and ISO 100.

    • Debbie McCluskey says:

      Here is the full view… He danced, pranced and turned circles charming the hens in the area.

  12. Ron says:

    Columbia Valley wildflower – maybe heartless arnica? ISO 800, f/10, 1/500.

  13. Ron says:

    Columbia Valley great blue heron in a tree top. Taken at quite a distance with 300 mm telephoto, so significant cropping. Sharpening and noise reduction in GIMP. Also used dodging tool to try to bring out the eye. ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500. Smaller aperture would probably have helped the depth of field.

  14. Beth says:

    This is a seed pod from a Pasque flower . Shot with my 18-55 lens at f/4, 1/640 sec, ISO 250

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