quinta-feira, 30 de junho de 2016

A lucky Morning

The day started off pretty well for me. Made myself some coffee, and got myself ready to drive to the university campus. I wasn't sure if I would be able to get some bird shots as my maximum focal length is only 300mm. Of course that being on a crop sensor this focal range extends to approximately 450mm, which isn't bad by any means but of the the longer, the better.

I went straight away to the track and fiend camp. On arriving there I instantly realized I would have to get a lot closer to the birds if I did want to get some decent shots.

This was probably one of first shots I took. I wasn't happy with the distance. Although, the low ISO allowed me to do some cropping I just wanted to fill the frame. Went I tried to get a bit closer they flew away! How frustrating! To make matters worse, some black clouds blocked the sun temporarily.

So, I sat down for a while and waited to see of the would get any closer. No luck! Suddenly, I spotted some really interesting.....

A couple of owls. Two different holes on the ground. So, I patiently started to move very slowly so that they would know I wasn't a threat.

One of them flew away but the second one stayed put!

This owl seems quite big in the photo but it is so small! Just a bit bigger than my camera when seen vertically.

I am going back there tomorrow morning for sure and this time I plan to stay a lot longer just to check out the surroundings.




Continuing with my self-imposed challenge to publish a photo a day. It is not an easy task but it is such a pleasure to thumb throug some images I have taken so far. I quite like this picture to be honest.

I am about to leave to our university campus as I was told yesterday there is this little explored part of the campus which is great for bird photography. The sun hasn't even come out yet. Coffee is almost ready and then I will be ready to go.



quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2016


I love fish! I have a huge fish tank and I am also building a small artificial lake in the garden. I think it will look great when finished. I also have two bowls around the living room. Anyway, with nothing to do in a wicked weather I took this B&W photo. I have challenged myself with, at least, a photo a day. Let's see how it goes. :)