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Silent Sunday: A Natural Arch

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Part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

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

A little bit of beauty for your Monday

Here you go:

ISO 400 50mm 0ev f/10 1/10

ISO 400 50mm 0ev f/10 1/10

I took this shot last week, but am sharing it now in the hopes that it will brighten your Monday!

I took this at the St. Louis Zoo, which is very nice and also free.  This butterfly was kind enough to hold still for a bit and I was also using my tripod.  I have noticed that when I have both my camera and tripod a lot of people stop and talk to me.  If you are a tripod user, have you noticed that as well?

The butterfly is centered in the frame because it was a digital photography assignment that required the subject to be in the center.  I did also bump up my ISO to 400, because I thought it captured the color detail a bit better than the shot I took at ISO 100.  I also had my f-stop about mid-range.  I wanted to make sure to get enough detail, but I wanted my background to be a bit out of focus so that it was not a distraction.

Thoughts on this photo? would you have shot it differently?  leave your comments below…


Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Challenges, Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

The tides at the Bay of Fundy say “near and far” to me so for this week’s photo challenge here is a shot:

ISO 100 f/8 1/800 28mm

If the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia isn’t on your bucket list, it would be a place worth adding.  Take your camera, because with tides like this there are new landscape photos to be taken hourly.