STONY BROOK PAGE TWO
I am breaking up the Stony Brook pages in
order to speed up the opening of the page. In February, after the
ice broke up, I was able to photograph Canada Geese which are
abundant at Stony Brook.
Canada Goose - February,
The goose was caught on film using the Minolta
X-700 and Sigma 100-300mm manual focus zoom. The film as usual,
was Kodak Gold 200 ISO color print film. I generally adjust the
aperture to achieve a shutter speed of 1/500 sec. or faster for
this type of moving subject. You really appreciate an auto focus
lens on this type of subject. I got few sharp photos of this
moving subject with my manual focus system.
Below is a montage of photographs I took
Saturday, May 17,1998. It was one of those beautiful days when
everything seemed "right". All photos were shot on
Kodak Gold 200 speed print film. For the "Jack in the
Pulpit" photo (top left), I used a tripod because the light
was very poor. A white paper plate was used to reflect a little
light into the flower. The duck in the next photograph is a male
Mallard perched on a birch log at the top of the waterfall. The
baby is a Canada goose gosling, of which there are many.
UP! UP! and AWAY!!!
This tree swallow was ready for take off.
This Bluebird dad was bringing home the
bacon or was it the worms?
This photo was taken with the Canon USM
100-300mm f4-5.6 zoom @ 300mm and 1.4 Kenco extender. The film was Fuji Superia
400. I used manual focus, because the extender made autofocusing slow and difficult.The exposure
was ~1/350 sec @ f11. A tripod was used. In order not to disturb the birds, I shot from behind a tree, but the resultant image was small. The image was blown up using the Epson 636 scanner and Adobe PhotoDeluxe for manipulation. It sure is
good to see this beautiful bird again!
Photos by Fred
Stony Brook is where my camera club,
"Stony Brook Camera Club" meets on the first and third
Thursdays, September through June. Camera clubs are a great way
to learn the many facets of photography and meet people with the
same interests. Stony Brook Camera Club is affiliated with the
Photographic Society of America (PSA), and the New England Camera
Club Council (NECCC). If you live near Norfolk, MA. and would
like to join a camera club, E-Mail me and I will give you more
information. A link is provided on the link page.
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