Friday, September 25, 2009

Nature and Wild Life Photography Lens test Day 2

Some more shots from day 2

Nature and Wild Life Photography Lens test Day 2

The second day out with my Sigma 50-500mm zoom which we will call the Bigma as I have heard it called before. It was another day filled with adventure, as I discovered a little more of the strengths and weaknesses of the Bigma,  this image of the seagull impresses me because of the detail in the sand at 500mm shot at F-11 (notice the vignetting) 1/640, ISO 400 on a tripod that was a little shaky in the sand. I was shooting in Raw, enhancement where made and some sharpening for the 50% reduction in size. I like this lens a lot, you have to work with it though to get to know it, I'm looking forward to our long working relationship together. Will be posting more image later tonight. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nature and Wild Life Photography

I have decided to focus my attention and photography on Nature and Wild Life also including Landscape and Seascapes. Although I'm taking a brake from people Photography I still have a strong passion for people and still think that our species is one of the most beautiful, the person themself sometimes are a bit overwhelming to deal with, I find as an Artist. I have always turned to Nature and Wildlife Photography to relax and I often go to the Beach to escape.

I added a Sigma 50-500mm lens with a 2x converter giving me 1000mm to my bag.
 On my first day out with my new lens I caught this beautiful,
 Double Crested Cormorant standing proud on a pole which appears to be the remains of a dock or bulkhead at the end of Reeds Beach, a spot I'm looking forward to visiting again soon.

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 While returning home from Reeds Beach, I decided to drive around to the hayfield behind our property that connects to some wetland woods, where the deer and wildlife are plentiful.
   Not prepared! carrying my large lens without a tripod, which what felt like almost immediately a large hawk  flew from an overhead Tree, I  couldn't get a shot off, the field was full of deer including a large Buck that I managed to get quite a few of not so good shots of ( a very good lesson learned on my first day out with my new lens) I decided to leave before scaring off the deer and not getting any good shots for it. I turned to go back to my car, and there was a doe looking right at me, I looked down at my camera for a second and she was gone. Next time out I'm going to find my spot, sit still and wait for the shots to come to me. Oh yeah I did manage to get something other then the valuable lessons, I walked away with chiggers what fun they are I was lucky to only get around 20 bits it could have been a lot worse.. but you know all in all, I had a very good day. Thanks for stopping by. Comments welcomed as always.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sand Crab

You have to take time to notice the little things in life. While walking on the Higbee Beach I thought I saw the sand move and this little fellow stopped for a second or two and was gone.. There's so much to see if you just take the time..
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monarch's in Cape May

I got lucky and captured this beauty
at Higbee Beach in Cape May I'm looking forward to my next trip back, Stop by my Flickr More image to come, would love to see your images of the Beautiful Monarch as well. Thank for checking me out.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cape May Point

I'm going to Cape May twice a week in hope to capture a couple of shots on each trip then offering them for sale in Cape May Next season. I have fallen in love with Historic Cape May!!! Here's a few shots I got at the Light House, State Park. These were taken August 29th 2009 "Bill" has passed and"Danny" was stirring...Heres are candid while I was there to walk on the beach.