Saturday, June 30, 2012

Twitter Test

I have not had a chance to get out this week.  I'm hoping that I get the chance to get out soon.  I do have a couple flower shots that I took from the garden in my yard for a test of my fathers new 90mm macro lens.  I was surprised with the result so I am processing them and will upload them soon.  Also I had been updating my twitter feed manually every time I updated my blog so I am testing a third party item to see how it posts to my twitter feed every time I update automatically for me.   

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Couple More Dragonflies

I finally have the images processed from my last trip.  I only really got two good images.  Just two more dragonfly shots, but I am really happy with them.  The first shot I was extremely happy with.  The color was nice with the contrast of red and blue in the eyes to the yellow orange color in the tail.
I was very happy overall with the dragonfly shots that I have been taking.  I am in the process of ordering a reversing ring and I am hoping that the reversed lens on a set of extension tubes will take even better images.  I am also ordering a shutter release cable so I can take more shots of the stars with long exposure, because before I was limited to 30 seconds know I should be able to take as long as I want.  Let me know what you think about these images.  Feel free to ask questions and comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bashakill Trip

I took a trip today out to the Bashakill Wetlands.  It did not go as I had planned but I did get a few dragonfly photographs.  I still have to process them but hopefully within a few days I can post them.  I was hoping to see more birds and other wildlife because most of the photographs I have been taking recently are all dragonflies.  I was looking to change it up a little.  But I didn't see much else so I only got a few dragonfly photographs.  The trip started off with a bee coming into my car and trying to sting me.  Not very fun.  Thankfully I didn't have another run in with bees during the day.  Last time I was at the Bashakill I was stung multiple times when I sat on a bee in my car.  So I guess its just bad luck that every time I take a trip there I have problems with bees.  Hopefully my luck will change.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More Dragonflies

It has been a slow week.  I have not done much photography, but I did photograph a few more dragonflies at Lake Superior State Park.  It was not easy to photograph them because it was a little windy so they were swaying back and forth in the wind, making it very hard to get crisp focus.
I have also been working on collecting some driftwood from the river and some of the lakes from the area.  Hopefully soon I will set them up outside and hopefully I can get some of the woodland birds to come.  I believe that it will help me get some really nice woodland bird shots this summer.
I hope you enjoy the photographs.  Let me know what you think.  Please comment.  Feel free to ask me questions. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dragonflies at Lake Superior State Park

Well I did not get out much this week.  Plus the rain in the begging of the week hampered my chances.  But I did get a chance to photograph some dragonflies at Lake Superior State Park.  I was quite happy with the way they came out.

I also made a trip looking for driftwood, to set up a bird sanctuary in my back yard for some woodland bird photographs, but I ended up cutting up a downed tree for some logs to start with.  I'm hoping to set up a place to take nice photographs of the summer birds.  I have never tried this but this year I'm going to try and bring the birds to me instead of going after them.

I'm looking to set up stations for woodpeckers and small birds.  I would really love a photograph the woodpeckers in the area.  Plus I will probably set up a hummingbird feeder.  I was out photographing a few days ago and was buzzed by one.  I'm looking to photograph all kinds of birds.