Sunday, December 6, 2009

Glennie's Best of Show -- Lisa's Osprey

My photograph of this Osprey with a flounder, taken in Connecticut, won Best in Show at the Glennies! I knew that the chicks were hungry and could see the male fishing but when he started flying into the nest with this big round "disc"in his talons it took me a moment to figure out that it was a flounder. Getting it back home and inter the computer I could see that the flounder's mouth is open too!

Friday, June 26, 2009

SOOC versus post-processed

Many times the image that you envision can be captured and presented SOOC (straight out of the camera) but sometimes post-processing can improve it and create what your mind's eye saw when you clicked the shutter.

This bird (a short billed dowitcher) was taken in NH, in the field across from Polly's Pancake Parlor. The bird was facing the wrong way and I only had a 300 mm lens on. So I knew when I took the image that I would crop it and flip it...

SOOC, above, and post-processed, below

Friday, May 15, 2009

Backyard Bird -- Carolina Wren

We like to take trips now and again, but often great images can be captured right in your own back yard. We both love Carolina Wrens and they do frequent the feeders in the backyard and we have had them nest in the yard on several occasions (once on the front door in a wreath, LOL).