Another bird shot from the Baytown Nature Center this past weekend. This scissortail was about 75 feet away which really put it out of range, even with my 50-500MM lens. This tight crop is below the standard for anything much bigger than a 5 X 7 print, and it isn't as sharp as it should be, but I'm presenting here because It's the best scissortail shot I've been able to take to date.
I'm on the lookout now days for "BIRDS", the next assignment for the Bay Area Photo Club Honor's Night program in October. This Ibis was located at the [you guessed it!] Baytown Nature Center on Bayway Drive in Baytown.
Yesterday evening was my first real attempt to photograph hummingbirds and I now have a new appreciation for the task. You probably noticed that both of the shots were taken while the birds were at rest. No small wonder here. Turns out shooting hummingbirds in flight with at 500MM lens handheld is a little challenging, especially when that lens weighs in a 4 1/2 pounds! I will be working on a shooting strategy this week to try and get closer with a lighter and brighter lens.
As mentioned yesterday, this was my "A" shot submitted for consideration at Tuesday night's BAPC Honor's Night program for the assignment of "Food". Unfortunately the judges didn't think it met the standard of applicability to the assignment. This on a night when one judge also struggled with whether or not a macro shot of an orange slice would be considered a food shot!
The assignment for last night's Bay Area Photo Club's Honors Night program was "Food" and this was one of my entries. I usually enter the maximum of two photos in the assignment and I go into the process with what I consider to be an "A" and "B" shot. This was what I considered to be my "B" shot, but as often happens it ended up with a Bronze award and my "A" shot [tune in tomorrow] was panned by the judges.
My wife and were passed on the road this weekend by this gentlemen in his beautifully restored classic '57 Chevy convertible. We pulled in behind him and luckily got caught at a traffic signal long enough for me to snap a couple of shots. I'm a big fan of classic cars, especially those that are driven over the road. To me they are way more cool than show cars that move from point A to point B on a trailer! All show and no go doesn't cut it with me.
This shot is a composite of a couple of shots taken on a Baytown Photo Club field trip to the Baytown Nature Center a week ago. The subject is framed with a shot of shrubs from the parks butterfly garden that has been motion-blurred.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.