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Posts tagged ‘Nature’

Narrow Depth of Field

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
ISO: 2500
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/16
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
ISO: 2000
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
ISO: 200
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/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/5000 sec
ISO: 800
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: 1/640 sec
ISO: 400
Lens:Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

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

 

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 800
Lens:Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 400
Lens:Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 175 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Pattern Metering
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

 

 

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Macro

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60
ISO: 1000
Lens: Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR
Focal length: 40 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/14
Shutter speed: 1/100
ISO: 1000
Lens: Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR
Focal length: 40 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/14
Shutter speed: 1/400
ISO: 1000
Lens: Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR
Focal length: 40 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/14
Shutter speed: 1/40
ISO: 1000
Lens: Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR
Focal length: 40 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/14
Shutter speed: 1/80
ISO: 1000
Lens: Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR
Focal length: 40 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Spring is Coming

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 185 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 185 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 32 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 130 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Shells

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 185 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 155 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/13
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 155 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

365 Project – 365 Days in Nature

I have committed to a year long project, 365 Days in Nature. You will find these photos at my 365 Project website. (You can reach it through the tab at the top of this page as well.)

Starting on January 1, 2013, I will be posting a photo that I have taken of some aspect of nature. Every photo will be one I have personally taken and prepared for this site, though there will be times that I reach back into my archives for any particular day.

There will be periods of time during which I will be traveling, and if possible I will have photos set and ready to go live. However, there will be times when that will not be possible, and when that happens, any missing days will be added in when I return home – or to a place where I have access to the tools I need to prepare and post my photos.

Here is a preview of the type of photo you may see on this page during the year. In fact, it is the photo which I have used as the background of this site. See you on January 1, 2013!

(Note: All photos appearing on this site are © 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.

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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.


Staten Island Greenbelt

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 800
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: 1/160
ISO: 800
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: 1/200
ISO: 800
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: 1/250
ISO: 800
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/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 800
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/8
Shutter speed: 1/125
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

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