December 28, 2017
This entry was posted on December 28, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Birds, Reflections and was tagged with Celery Fields, egret, Florida, fog, nature, photography, Sarasota.
This is a photo I can look at all day. Nice work, Linda!
December 28, 2017 at 2:18 PM
Thanks, Ken. Your comment may offset one I anticipate from Alan (Pixetera), who didn’t want me to show extreme Florida photographs.
December 28, 2017 at 4:17 PM
Me too, oh, the quiet. Such nice gradations…
December 28, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Thanks, Lynn. I just love fog, and I couldn’t get out when we had it this fall in Oberlin. It was so nice of it to hang around for two hours in the Celery Fields.
December 28, 2017 at 4:18 PM
I like this a lot – the heron really adds to it, amongst other things giving it a sense of scale. A 🙂
December 29, 2017 at 3:38 AM
I hadn’t thought of that, Adrian, but you’re right. If I had that long lens I keep pining over, I suppose you wouldn’t have that sense of scale because I would have zoomed in.
December 29, 2017 at 1:22 PM
No, that’s the thing >>> a closer view of the heron would simply be … a closer view of the heron. But having the bird small in the frame like this really adds scale, and – to me – brings the picture alive. Anyone (like me!) can get in close to a creature with a telephoto and produce yet another portrait, but there’s far more to things/photos than that. A 🙂
December 30, 2017 at 2:25 AM
Thank you, Adrian. Maybe I should stop wishing for that long lens. I do think that I’ve learned more about composing with the lens at hand. This one goes from 24 to 85mm, and I’m almost always out at 85. The lens I used with my former camera went (if I remember right) from 18 to 125mm, and I was usually out at 125. My dream lens would be 18-300mm and less than 2.0ƒ. Wonder what setting I would most use . . .
December 30, 2017 at 9:07 AM
Well, that’s what happened to me years ago – the extremes of my 3 lenses were 28mm and 150mm, and nearly all of my (Kenyan) pictures were taken at these two focal lengths. I now know that I “see” photographically at 300mm (= x6 magnification), and since coming to realise that my photography has improved, Happy New Year! A 🙂
December 31, 2017 at 2:11 AM
Are you using a prime 300mm lens now?
December 31, 2017 at 1:16 PM
Oh no, a 300 prime would be too heavy and expensive; I had one at the end of my film days but it was such a pain to lug around. I have a Nikon (Nikkor) 70-300 (see this morning’s post!) which I’m married to, and which becomes a 105-450 if I use it on the D800 in APS-C format. And I have a Fujinon 55-200, which is also wonderful, and is 84-305 full-frame equivalent haha! >>> see today’s post!!! 🙂
January 1, 2018 at 2:38 AM
As you may have noticed, I did see your wonderful post of today, Adrian. Thanks for all the information (and beautiful photographs).
January 1, 2018 at 11:32 AM
Yes I have noticed (tho I’ve yet to reply to incoming comments) – thank you for your wonderful words. A 🙂
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