Swamp

Nikon D7500, Nikon 18.0-140.0mm @18mm, 1/80 sec., f/4.5, ISO 400

Yes, it has been a while since I posted and I am finally getting around to looking at some photographs I recently took. The one above is a pond/swamp in Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island in Florida. This was taken while we were hiking the Willow Pond Nature Trail. Although we didn’t see any alligators here, we did see one later as we got closer to the end. At first, it looked like a log, but looking closer, it was an alligator.

Heron

Nikon D7500, 100-400mm @270mm, 1/400 sec., f/6.0, ISO 720

So I got a new toy, lens, and had to try it out. So last night I went to my local park hoping to get some photographs and I caught this guy in a tree over the creek. In addition to trying out the lens I wanted to see how far I could push the ISO on my camera. Typically I would not shoot at this high of an ISO, but because I did not have a tripod, I had to keep a high shutter speed to avoid the blur from not being able to hold the lens steady. Overall I was impressed with the sharpness and the low noise.

Bleakness of Winter

Nikon D7500, 35.00mm, 1/125 sec., f/9.0, ISO 200

Another one from a few weeks ago when I went out with a prime lens to see what I could photograph. Not that nice of a day, but that is normal for winter around here. Typically we don’t have a lot of snow and we normally left with the dull browns and grays. The blue/gray of the sky gives you an idea of what the overall temperature in the scene, and I avoided warming it up in Lightroom so I could capture the cold late afternoon. Finally, As you eye moves from the bottom center towards the top you can see the flock of Mallards that were hanging about.

Humming Bird

Nikon D60, 55.0-200.0mm @200.0mm, 1/80 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800

We have a few bird feeders in our back yard, and recently two Humming Birds have been visiting. I finally got out the camera to take a few photographs of them. As it was getting late the light was not the best, so I had to up the ISO to hand hold the camera. This is one of the better photographs I took of one of them at the feeder.