I did have a shoot for my coursework on Friday, but have yet to find the time to process any of them. So, in the meantime here’s another one of the Finch which someone identified for me and I promptly forgot. As you may have gathered, things that flutter are not my forte. Definitely hit the limit with the 70-300mm though, these just aren’t sharp enough to do much with other than share here.
OK, there’s not really much you can say about leaves, and this one isn’t any different to a million others. A lonely leaf, singular, and unique clings to a rosebush throughout the harsh winter.
If anyone is even remotely interested, this was taken through the glass windo of a conservatory, handheld at 300mm using a Sigma 70-300mm Telephoto Lens. Other details are as follows
Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Some good came out of an otherwise miserable and depressing weekend. We spent some time at my parents at the weekend and were astounded by the number of birds nicking peanuts and attacking the fat balls.
Unfortunately, every time I went outside they flew off so I had to shoot from inside the conservatory. It was a dull day and I never had the tripod with me so the ‘keeper per click’ ratio was extremely low. Shot @ 300mm, handheld, many shots were blurry, not only because the birds were extremely quick, but the feeders were blowing in the ferocious wind. Noise on the 30D is also an issue with the ISO at a measly 800 prompting me to dream once more of being able to afford faster glass (or a body better able to deal with high ISO)
Apologies to bird people for not knowing what make and model this is (all I know is it’s some kind of Finch)
Following on from the Baubles theme, I polished my balls this morning for an impromptu shoot. Looked a lot better in my head than it does here but might polish up OK when I get time to do some PP rather than just a quick conversion. Failing that I could always try it again with some proper lighting, a tripod and spome more time.