From now on I will try to keep the ratio between the photo selection and the new species articles to 3 to 1 unless I do not find 6 new species for an article. In this one, I share three more pictures from December 2018 and three from January 2019.
So I will start chronological and the first one is also the last Mute swan juvenile (Cygnus olor) photo that I will share, at least for a while. This is a shot of two juveniles that were shaking their bodies to arrange their feathers and probably to generate a good feeling as we get when we stretch and shake. For this shot, I had the camera set to F/6.3, 1/1250 shutter speed, and the auto ISO was raised to 5000. I could have lowered that ISO by lowering the shutter speed and would have probably still got good quality.
Another shot that makes me feel like I am looking in the same direction as the subject and also gives me the sensation that I’m part of the picture is this of a Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes
This European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) is the same as the one in the previous article just that this time offered me a different composition. The pictures where the subject is looking directly at me are my second favorite. When you look at a picture like this you feel the subject looking at you and you can feel a connection with it. It is not always a good thing that the subject is looking in the frame because that could mean that immediately after that it got scared and ran off which means the disturbance of wildlife which is what most photographers avoid, or at least I hope they avoid. We have a duty to try to disturb nature and wildlife as little as possible and capture the natural behavior of the animal. In this case, the deer didn’t run away as she was in a spot where she felt safe and I was on a path where many people pass daily. I had my camera set to F/7.1 because I was trying to see how the increasing of the depth of field would work for my pictures. It is not worth it, especially in a
Ok, now I can enter in the new year as I have shared all the pictures from the last year that are worth sharing.
I have been photographing the second day of the year to see how the animals passed into the new year J). That is when I took this picture for which I had only one click to make. As soon as I turned, pointed the camera and took this shoot the European goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) flew away. It happened many times that a bird would fly away when I pointed the camera at them, even though they were at a safe distance and would not be bothered normally. I found this to be especially true with corvids, I think they are camera shy. The picture is a bit too busy but I like the fact that is backlit and the effect that this creates. With F/6.3 and 1/1250 sec. shutter speed the ISO was set to 500 for this shot.
Many photographers don’t like pictures that have the sky as a background. While I also think the sky is not the best background I still think they are worth sharing especially from beginner photographers like me. In these cases, especially with low ISO numbers, the subject can get quite shady and sometimes can look bad when removing the shades in post-processing. For this frame, a Common
I will finish with a rather artistic than a documentary photograph of a European robin (Erithacus
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