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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

7 comments:

The K said...

What do you mean wordless? The picture's worth a thousand words.

MaineBirder said...

I agree with The K.

Absolutely beautiful!

Warren Baker said...

Your fox's look so much more prettier than ours! spot on photo.

stan said...

This is a very refreshing site! Thanks for sharing the interesting wildlife of wherever-u-r-based with a urban dweller thus nature-deprived individual.

Brient said...

Glad to see it looks like you're up to what you've always wanted to do, Monika. Especially now that I've made the jump to photo student/semi-pro, I'm a little curious about your camera set-up. These illustrations look like they're from a DSLR with a telephoto lens, maybe 50 yards from the subject -- am I in the ballpark, there? If so, you might try experimenting with (gasp!) film, if you're after slightly more crisp definition. Not that the lens blur bugs me, I'll just turn to my two-and-a-quarter or 4x5 any day over my digitals for detail work. Your work is definitely good enough to be worth film, especially if you ever think you might want to publish it on something larger than a calendar.

That said, if I had this angle on a fox, I don't think I would have taken the shot with my camera. I love photography, and most all wildlife, but there are a few exceptions. Maybe it's a chicken-farmer thing, and my eternal vendetta against raccoons, coyotes, and foxes.

Anyhow, best wishes, and good work.

Monika said...

Thanks for the kind comments everyone!

Stan, I'm glad you stopped by. I'm based on San Juan Island off the northwest coast of Washington State. I hope you come back by and visit!

Brient - I'm glad you stopped by too! I am doing what I always wanted to do...now if only someone would give me a job! Haha, in all seriousness, I do have a seasonal job as a naturalist, but it isn't going to pay the bills long-term. So, for the moment at least, I'm living it up. You are in the ballpark with my camera set-up. Interesting comments about shooting film, but with the quantity of pictures I take I just couldn't afford development. Something to consider in the future, though. And that's okay, I understand about the fox. ;) Are you posting your photos anywhere? I'd love to check them out!

Michele Wassell said...

Hi Monika,

Your photos are beautiful; the foxes, owls, snow geese. hawks... they are all gorgeous... Must be neat to see so many different wildlife. Michele