2024-07-02 Photographers Choice

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17 Responses to 2024-07-02 Photographers Choice

  1. della says:

    heron which has swallowed the vole ISO 800 1/160 320mm f6.3

  2. Henri says:

    Peony taken at the Zoo gardens around the conservatory. I only had my 100 – 500 mm zoom with me. I got as close as possible, which for this lens is about 1 meter at 100 mm zoom. The depth of field calculator shows 3 cm of sharpness, which is just enough for the yellow stamens. I did enhance the blur effect for the front petals in Photoshop by using gaussian blur filter and masking the stamens.

  3. Henri says:

    This image was also taken at the Zoo. I was in pursuit of a sparkling bokeh background with a sharp foreground subject. This is surprisingly difficult! This is my best attempt for this mid-morning photoshoot.

  4. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    a photo taken with a long lens caused the blurring of the background ISO 8900 400mm f5.6 1/1600

  5. Ron says:

    Flower on a cactus plant with blurred background, taken in Athens a few weeks ago. iSO 100, f/7.1, 1/1000.

  6. Ron says:

    Sheep’s skull on a fence post with blurred background, taken in Crete a few weeks ago. iSO 100, f/6.3, 1/600.

  7. Nick says:

    This photo was shot about 9:00 PM on July 10. F/13, 1/100 sec., ISO400 at 190 mm

  8. Nick says:

    This photo was shot at dusk sometime after 7:00 PM in mid-August. It is part of the Japanese garden of Montreal’s Botanical Garden. Bit of a story behind it. Place closed at 5:00 PM. I kept wondering around shooting photos, half expecting some security fellow to come over to shoo me out. But no. Then right after this shot it occurred to me that since there apparently were no security personnel making rounds, I may just be locked in for the night!. Whew! Gate opened out. f/2.8, 1/60 sec. ISO 400. Brightened up in Lightroom.

  9. Beth A Hetherington says:

    Went to Glenmore Athletic Park to see if the Osprey were still on the nest. This is the female giving me the evil eye and was quite vocal if I got too close. Shot with my 70-300 mm lens with 1.4X extender at f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 250.

  10. Beth says:

    The male Osprey was guarding his catch and not moving from his perch. Had to shoot into the sun so picture is a little washed out. Shot with my 70-300 lens with a 1.4X extender at F/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 250

  11. Dwight says:

    these are from the last challenge I cropped the first one to give the explosion effect.
    These were taken by slowing iso down to 80 ND filter 3.5 fstop 1-second burn.

  12. Dwight says:

    The same technique as the first honeysuckle plant in the yard. Post editing I desaturated the green leaves and left the blooms.

  13. tony campos says:

    Tarn on Harvey Pass (taken with samsung phone)

  14. della says:

    Himalayan poppies f4.8 1/250 105mm 1/200

  15. Paul Fesko says:

    Took my camera along to the Stampede. This is my gang on the water coaster. I much prefer having the camera in my hand.

    1/3200sec @f7.1, ISO500
    143mm using at 70-200mm lens. Cropped in.
    Edited in Lightroom

  16. Paul Fesko says:

    Making eye contact with the osprey while it has a mouthful of fish. I’d hate to be a fish in The Bow River. Picture taken at Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek Park.

    1/2000 sec @f6.3, ISO400
    451 mm with RF100-500mm lens on Canon R5
    Cropped and Edited in Lightroom
    Sharpened in Topaz Photo AI

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