Tag: Nature

Dragonfly on a Nice Day – PEN E-PL1 with M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/4-5.6

Shot with my Olympus E-PL1 with the M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/4-5.6 Lens. The M.Zuiko 40-150mm is the second telephoto lens for mft that I’ve used, the first was the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G and comparing the image quality of the two, I like the image from the M.Zuiko.

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Close up of A Yellow Flower

  This closeup of a yellow flower was shot with the E-PL1 and Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Fixed-Zoom Lens and the Raynox DCR-250 Macro Lens Adapter, I’m also using theOlympus VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder (Silver).  I did a short review of the Raynox DCR 250 a while back, you can read it here.

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Back to Shooting Nature Wildlife, This time with the Olympus Pen Micro Four Thirds

I won’t be shooting sports for the moment since school is finally over. I’m trying to get my bearings back into shooting nature wildlife. But this time, I’m concentrating on using my micro four thirds system. This was shot with the Olympus Pen E-PL1 with the Olympus 40-150mm F/4-5.6 Lens. I’m also using the Olympus […]

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Water Droplets on Rose, Testing Panasonic Lumix G3 and Photo Stacking

  We got this beautiful yellow roses last weekend that is starting to bloom, it is really beautiful and a great subject to photograph. So I decided to test my new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camera and see how it does with macro. I use the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario […]

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Daytime Long Exposure

  There are many ways to do a long exposure during daytime and one of that is to use a smaller aperture (Large F number). TitleStream in the Forrest

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Smile, Your On The Spot – Testing the Sunpak RD2000C Camera Flash

Photo above was shot with the Canon EOS 60D, the Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5 Macro lens, tiny Sunpak Flash and the Demb flash diffuser pro, shot at 1/250, F/7.1, ISO 100. I don't have any schedule for my next football match, so I'm doing some macro and hunting for bugs. It's a great day today, […]

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Use the Lightroom Adjustment Brush to Enhance Small Sections or Part of Photos

  Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is a really powerful tool. With it, you can make local adjustments to your photos with having to touch the entire photograph. This is one of my most used feature in Lightroom, let's take the photo above as an example. I used the adjustment brush to boost the exposure, brightness, shadow […]

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Wildlife in Black and White

  Download Hi-Res | Buy Print Sometimes it is nice to remove colors in a photograph. Like the photo above, I converted it to a black and white photo with a vintage feel using lightroom. Taking colors out can sometimes add drama and creativity to your photo. I created a Lightroom 4 preset based on […]

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Shoot Wildlife in Your Own Backyard

  Download Hi-Res | Buy Print   We don't need to travel far to take photographs of wildlife. You can find many beautiful creatures to photograph in your sorroundings. Take for example  this Grasshopper, I shot it yesterday morning on our backyard while I was having coffee. So next time you go into your backyard […]

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Download the iLuminance Lightroom Preset

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print   I created a Lightrom 4 Preset for the Luminance settings I applied to the photo on yesterday's posts and I'm making it available for everyone to use. You can apply it into your photos and see what happens, adjust the sliders to tweak.   ManufacturerOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.Model NameE-PL1Exposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/200F […]

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Use Lightroom Luminance to Give Life To Your Photo

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print A really busy bee. Early this morning I went for a walk around our block instead of my usual 5 mile run. While passing by my neighbors garden,  I saw this bee hanging on a bud and snap a couple of shots before it flew. I'm sure they won't mind. […]

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Hang Tight Little Beetle

This beautiful shiny dog bane beetle is trying to climb the leaf when I found him. Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and  Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 I also use my Raynox DCR-250 for greater magnification, this allowed me to cut the minimum focus distance of the FD 50mm F/1.8 so I can move in […]

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Lovely Flowers Shot With the PEN E-PL1

  Since I spend more time with my PEN E-PL1, this week I’ll be posting some of the photos, I have shot with it, and to start of, here are some photos of flowers from my neighbors garden.

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The Hungry Bee

  I'm pretty happy with this one. The flash really did the trick. It was pretty dark with all those leaves around. If not for this lighting setup it would be really hard to get this. Hungry Bee by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Hover on the image […]

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The Fly

I don't like flys, no no! But, they are so challenging to photograph I always try see if can take a good picture of them. This one seems ok. It took me several attempts before I got this one, and everytime, I position myself and start to focus, this little bugger is going to hop […]

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Today’s Catch – Storm

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print It was a cool Tuesday morning, a perfect day to ride my road bike. So I did, after two hours I was heading back home, I notice that the clouds are forming, so I hurried home, grab my camera and tripod took this shot. I shot this with the Canon EOS 40D […]

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Full Moon Last Night

Shot this last night, thank goodness it wasn't raining and the sky was really clear. Lookint at the moon on it's brightest is really captivating. At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth, so […]

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Today’s Catch – Rain Drops

Rain Drops by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Hover on image for exif info. Click on the image to enlarge. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/100F Number9ISO500Focal Length180mmMetering ModePatternTitleMacroNature-3044

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Moon Waxing Gibbous – From Last Night

  A Waxing Gibbous Moon is when more than half of the moon is lighted but less than full. After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half, so it is waxing crescent. After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it iswaxing gibbous. […]

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Moon – First Quarter May 28, 2012

  Stunning first quarter moon phase Shot last night May 28, 2012 at around 11:09PM. Shot handheld with a Canon EF 400mm F/5.6 L on a Canon EOS 60D, in manual, ISO 250, 1/500, & F/7.1. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/500F Number7.1ISO250Focal Length400mmMetering ModePatternTitleFirstQuarterMoon

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