22nd March 2014

It is good to be busy and thankfully some of that busy has been with taking photographs. Getting back to the blog once again!

Most of my photography since Christmas has been around Naas. Recently it was our daughters mid term break from school so I took the same week off from the day job. A few mornings I got up early to see what wildlife I could come across.

Touchdown!

I spent a few weeks photographing the swans taking off and landing on the lakes up at Lakelands in Naas. I was experimenting with settings to get the motion frozen and the picture sharp. Up to this shot I would have been reluctant to raise the ISO very high. Having looked at other wildlife shots I think with good light having a high ISO does not mean you will get a lot of grain in the shot. The high ISO for this shot meant I could have a high shutter speed and an fstop that meant what is in focus is sharp.

Settings: ISO 1000, f6.3, 313mm, 1/1250sec.

Swan at Lakelands in Naas.
Swan at Lakelands in Naas.

 

Playtime!

Along the canal near Tandy’s bridge there is a wildlife sanctuary just over the wall along the canal. It is not unusual to see a squirrel now and again. These two young squirrels were further down the canal running through the hedge. Again I had the ISO high to allow for a high shutter speed.

 

Settings : ISO 2000, f7.1, 500mm, 1/1000sec.

Playtime
Playtime

Adding this to Kent Weakley’s Sweet Shot Tuesday.

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21st May 2013

At times when I am out with the camera I get so caught up watching what is happening I have to remind myself to take the pictures. Sunday evening was exactly like that. John Rapple who is the chairman of Naas Photography Group rang me to say there were new cygnets on the lake in town. I meet John down there and we spent well over an hour watching the parent swans minding their brood. It was a fantastic reminder of the wonder of mother nature in action. I eventually got around to take some photographs. I will add the settings later but to be honest I am not sure they are that relevant for these type of pictures. As always, comments questions welcome.

 

Mother and Baby
Mother and Baby
Proud Parents
Proud Parents

 

Can I have a lift please.....
Can I have a lift please…..

Adding this to Kent Weakley Sweet Shot Tuesday.
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