Windows For the Soul - Photography

A photo tells a story

A photo tells a story...or does it?

(Part 1) - A photo can tell a story, but it is often not the real story... This small white egret seems to be trying to get some fish but it is actually slipping and crashing into the water in spectacular style. A rather high score for its artistic performance.

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Nikon D600, Nikon AF-S 300mm f4, TC1.4

(Part 2) - A photo can tell a story, but it is often not the real story... "the waltzing egret" could be a befitting caption for this photo. Yet, what seems to be a graceful moving egret is in fact an egret recovering from the awkward moment of clumsiness on the previous shot.

It is true that a photograph can tell a story, but a moment frozen in time can be quite deceiving, be that in nature photography or in other genres.

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Nikon D600, Nikon AF-S 300mm f4, TC1.4

Little egrets with different colours as background

I keep coming back to the same sort of "concept", if I can call it that: trying to get a decent photo out of what I can get, when what I can get is not much.
An ordinary photo, of an ordinary subject with less ordinary colours. If I take away the odd colours, I am left with almost nothing, so I look for reflections at chosen hours of the day. With these little egrets, the challenge is in avoiding to have them overexposed but, at the same time, avoiding underexposure on the rest of the photo. These are 3 examples in three very different conditions.

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Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S 300mm f4, TC1.4

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Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S 300mm f4

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Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S 300mm f4, TC1.4

Always in good company: my dogs and my camera

Whilst I work, someone keeps a close watch on me hoping that there will be a break soon for some fooling around in the backyard. As usual, keeping one of my cameras in reach - in this case my Fujifilm X-Pro1 - is the only way to keep these visual moments frozen in time so that I can revisit them one day.

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Fuji X-Pro1, Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G, Fotodiox adapter.