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Posts tagged ‘Butterfly’

Aruba

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/9
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 32 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/9
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/9
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/9
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
ISO: 3200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
ISO: 3200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 62 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
ISO: 3200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 32 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 2500
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 185 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Summer Walk

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/320
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/250
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/1250
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/1600
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/250
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Tell Me Tuesday – Photo 1

Tell Me Tuesday features one or more of my photos with information on how it came to be. How and where it was taken, technical information, and if any post-processing was done will all be shared. Sometimes before and after shots will be shown.

Then it becomes your turn to critique the photo (don’t worry, I have a thick skin) which can be anything from “I like/don’t like it” to a discussion of how you might have handled the same shot and/or done something differently. Since this is art, anything you like or don’t like is valid. And while I enjoy your praise, it is only your constructive criticism which can help me continue to grow as a photographer.

And finally, you will be given the opportunity to join in with your own Tell Me Tuesday post. You don’t need to be an advanced photographer, just someone who takes photos. You don’t need a fancy camera. You don’t need to tell all the technical data if you don’t want … just how and/or why the photo was taken. We would all love to hear your story. Simply add your link below.

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This week I share a photo that I took in the Greenbelt of Staten Island.

It was taken in late spring – just days before the beginning of summer. I was walking a trail through the woods which I had never been on before, so every turn was a surprise. After walking a distance I noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye so I stopped and stood very still. Soon I noticed dozens of butterflies and within minutes of standing very still they came closer to me. In fact, after a while of standing totally still, one or two even landed on me.

Here is the original untouched version of one of the photos I was able to take, along with some technical data.

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/tmt1.jpg

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/160
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Mode: Aperture preferred
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

The aperture of 6.3 was chosen as to get a nicely out of focus background, but still have enough depth of field so that the rapidly moving butterfly and some of the stem it was on would be in focus.

When I shoot, I shoot in RAW + JPEG so I can work on the RAW file in Photoshop when I get home. In this case, very little work was needed other than a bit of tweaking on the overall exposure balance and contrast as well as some cropping. After the cropping there was a bit of unwanted leaf in the upper left corner, and that was removed using the clone tool. A slight bit of Unsharp Mask rounded out the post-processing and resulted in this photo.

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/tmt1a.jpg

Now I have told you how this photo came to be so it is your turn to tell me your thoughts on it. How would you have done it differently – if you would have? What works for you? What doesn’t?

Don’t forget to post your own Tell Me Tuesday and add the link below. It doesn’t have to be as detailed as mine, nor do you need to post the technical information if you don’t know it. All you need to do it post a picture and perhaps tell us a bit about it.


Butterflies

Note: all of these pictures were taken in EPCOT in Walt Disney World during the International Flower and Garden Festival

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 135 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

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