New Fawn

I’ve been taking advantage of the summer weather while I still can. As a result, I now have a huge backlog of photos that need to be edited.  These were taken of the new fawn in the woods behind our apartment.

 

A new fawn has been showing up in the woods behind our apartment. It was so fulfilling to watch the little ones grow up last year.

A new fawn has been showing up in the woods behind our apartment. It was so fulfilling to watch the little ones grow up last year.

This image, being shot with an off-brand 24-70, came out a bit murky. I did my best to get it all cleaned up, and create enough contrast between the fawn and the forest.

This image, being shot with an off-brand 24-70, came out a bit murky. I did my best to get it all cleaned up, and create enough contrast between the fawn and the forest.

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Moth Montage

I decided to take a much overdue photo walk today and noticed, among other things, a group of moths in a flower bush. I took enough photos to experiment with the editing. Normally, I only choose one from a series, but I can’t seem to pick a favorite from these. So, I decided to post them all and let you guys decide. Tell me which one is your favorite in the comments below. 

Taking Flight

Sharpened

With spring slowly winning over control of the thermometer from winter, the animals have been reemerging. As such, I’ve been really getting into wildlife photography lately. This may be my current favorite nature photo… sort of. The more I shoot with it, the more the clarity issues on my lens seem to bother me.

I tried doing what I could to sharpen it in Photoshop with some marginal success. The drawback is that it greatly increased the grain of the image. So, I rant it through a noise reduction filter and played with the levels the best I could to get rid of the grain.

The last few days have been pretty crazy. I woke up in a different city three days in a row. A friend and I did DC and back to Ohio on Saturday for the Cherry Blossom Festival, then off to Salem to  visit with Karen’s family on Sunday, then down to Columbus on Monday for some academia and chicken. Then, all of Tuesday was spent outside enjoying the weather and taking even more photos. Thankfully, it was rainy today, or I would never have had the opportunity to edit anything. Don’t I’m playing around with some projects from DC now, and I’ll hopefully be posting those, along with a few other personal projects soon.

A Walk in the Pond

With winter reluctantly relinquishing its grip on Ohio and surrendering it to spring, the wildlife is beginning to reemerge. I’m really iffy on these photos. I love the subject matter, but find the photos themselves technically weak. The glass on my telephoto isn’t fantastic, and it’s only a 5.6, limiting what I could do in today’s low light conditions. Couple that with the fact that I didn’t have my beloved monopod with me, and you have some grainy photos. I want to try again with more light, and the proper gear.