Animals, Birds, Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Editing, Photography

Cranes and “the rules”

Photography rules that is.  One of them, that I only heard a few months ago, was that you have to have an uneven number of objects.  Two of something would be “wrong”.  Here is my wrong photo:

ISO 160 f/5.6 1/40 135mm

I think two works in this case.  Given the distance the birds were from me, this is the sharpest shot I was able to get.  It is fine for this format, but I can tell you that it wouldn’t work very well as a large print.  I did crop this photo.  I also changed the saturation values and sharpened it.


50mm Lens, Animals, Canon 50D, Nature, Photography

Chimp with an iTouch

Technically, it is my oldest child that has the touch, the chimp is just looking at it:

ISO 100 50mm f/5 1/25

I didn’t actually notice right away what my child was doing, I was taking photos of another chimp at the time.  Then I noticed that a crowd was gathering and that my child was talking to the chimp and showing the chimp pictures of itself and other animals.  The chimp seemed pretty interested.  This isn’t a great picture technically speaking, there was quite a bit of glare and the glass was really dirty right in that spot.  Still, it was an interesting moment.