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Magical Morning

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Phocal, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I was able to get to my favorite state park this morning, Brazos Bend State Park in Southeast Texas. It was cold for the Houston area at 32 degrees (Fahrenheit) and perfectly clear. One of the things I love about living here is the winter light and this morning it did not disappoint. The light was absolutely amazing and I could not have asked for a better day to be out shooting. Here are a few shots, a little outside my normal style of photography but I have been trying to get a little more artistic in my wildlife photography. Also of birds that I normally do not shoot, those little song birds just driving crazy when trying to photograph them. But.....this morning they were being way more co-operative then usual, guess the cold had them moving slower then normal.

    EM1 w/ ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 + EC-14 (212mm) - ISO 200, 1/6400 @ ƒ4.5
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    by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

    EM1 w/ ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 + EC-14 (212mm) - ISO 400, 1/5000 @ ƒ4.0
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    by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

    EM1 w/ ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 + EC-14 (212mm) - ISO 400, 1/5000 @ ƒ4.0
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    by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

    EM1 w/ ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 + EC-14 (212mm) - ISO 400, 1/500 @ ƒ4.0
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    by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

    EM1 w/ ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 + EC-14 (212mm) - ISO 200, 1/640 @ ƒ3.5
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    by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr
     
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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    #5 my favourite. I like the backlit glow
     
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  3. Bomber

    Bomber Mu-43 Veteran

    Very nice set photos, love the way you have used the light.
    Cheers Glen
     
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  4. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Thanks and so do I. Been doing a lot of shooting into the sun the last month. It helps having a lens that can handle the tough shooting conditions and produce images with enough contrast.
     
  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Thank you. I have been working on using light to create more artistic and visually appealing wildlife images. Good to know the work is paying off.