Category Archives: Making Pictures

My work and play in photography and other graphic arts.

The Goldfinches are Back

It’s just turned February and the feeders are under attack by a dozen or so Goldfinches, which we haven’t seen in months. They are pretty good at hovering while they wait their turn at a feeding post while others wait in the nearby trees. I caught this guy waiting on a branch in a brisk breeze.
I had to crop the picture pretty dramatically to get this framing and pump up the vibrance and reduce the noise a bit to reach this final.

Goldfinch on a Limb
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Camera: Nikon D7100 • ISO 640 • 300mm • -0.67 ev • f/5.6 • 1/640

Resting Fawn

This fawn was resting near her mama on the path down to our lake dock.  We see them around most of the year as the graze around and then find a spot to lay and digest.  The horse pasture is one of their favorite grazing areas

I capture this image from our dinning room window with a 300mm Nikon lens.

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Camera: Nikon D7100 • ISO 6400 • 300mm • -0.67 ev • f/5.6 • 1/500