Animals / Birds / Bosque / Clouds / Cottonwoods / cranes / Great Horned owls / Moon / Owls / Rio Grande / Sandhill Cranes / Sandias / Sunset / Trees Splash Landing February 5, 2021 Timothy Price55 Comments Splash landing at dusk “Non che male! Almost as good as ‘Diving @ Dusk’!” 35.1% waning crescent moon 6:15 am February 5, 2021. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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That is a magnificent crane image, just beautiful! 🙂
Wonderful photographs, and I also agree with Susan – very cool splash landing capture!
Wow! Love the splash landing , such a great catch! Wonderful!
Thanks, Holly. It was getting dark so the exposures were getting longer.
Another set of brilliant photographs. (I’m getting jealouserer and jealouserer! Hehehe) Great stuff.
Action landing shots are challenging and enjoyable. Owls’ portrait is perfect.
Thanks, Maj & Sher. The owls are great and the cranes can be pretty silly.
The splash landing is a great photo! Colorful clouds, dashing owls and closeup moon, too. The detail and pattern on the owls’ feathers is really striking.
The moon is a shrinking mistress tonight.
Thanks, Lavinia. The owls have really beautiful patterns.
Amazing moon!! Awesome pictures, Timothy
Splash landing indeed! Wow!!! Amazing photos of all! 🦉🌒🌔
The crane in motion contrasting with the clear lines of the owls feathers – I always like the way, you compose the images to one blog-article.
Thanks, Puzzleblume. I used to just put up a bunch of photos, but then at some point they started working their way into themes. So I try to find ways of relating the photos even when the relations are pretty dicey and far fetched.
There is something really satisfying even in just watching the results, complete like a poem without words.
If makes posting more interesting.
Surprising oneself definitely is most interesting 🙂
Thank you thimothy for your special images; the splashlanding is my prefered one!:)
I love the splash landing too with all it’s commotion. It gives you the sense of the landing the goes by too quickly in real-time. Thanks, Martina.
The crane image? Breathaking.
Yesirree Bob, Shey it’s a crane plashing down. Thanks!
All stunning … love the treatment on the opener. Who doesn’t enjoy colorful skies? … wow … and then to top it off with a huge moon. Well done.
Thanks, Frank. The cranes are so much fun. I have to see them everyday while they are here. Sunrises and sunset never get boring. I see both every day.
Where are you located?
Corrales, New Mexico along the Rio Grande.
Oh my … surrounded by natural beauty!
It’s like our little piece of paradise.
I realy like that first artistic shot, it reminds me at my shots from 23 of januari (heron fly-by)
Thanks, picpholio. A heron was posing for me this morning.
Feathery motion, feathers at rest, feathered colorful clouds…and then the stillness of that silent moon. Wonderful contrast.
Belle foto 🙂
Grazie Simona. Did you like the owls’ mix of Italian and Spanish?
WOW … Timothy, those are unbelievable.
My pleasure 🙂
The splash and the dusk clouds are a great couple… as if one created tbe other. Bravo, my friend!
Thanks, Marina. That;s a nice thought of co-creation.
…’the’… autocorrect thinks ‘tbe’ is a word and not ‘the’! Clever bots! 🙄
I didn’t notice at this hour of the morning.
I can’t decide which image I like the best! Fab!
Stunning Tim! I’m lucky if my moon shots are in focus! What am I doing wrong? Should I throw my camera out the window and go with it?
Hi Julie. The moon can be difficult to focus on because it’s so bright. I use the edges of the moon to get a focus.
Full moons are especially difficult to focus on because the edges of a full moon are also luminescent and not very crisp to the camera like the edges on a waxing or waning moon. So the camera doesn’t see anything to focus on. You are using a mirrorless camera, I believe, and I have found the mirrorless focusing systems to be more challenged on bright objects.
You also need to use manual exposure settings. The moon is reflecting sunlight so the exposure needs to be daylight settings. I usually go for a lower f stop and faster shutter speeds. For example, on a fairly full moon I use ISO 100, ƒ/6.3, and 1/500 of a second or faster shutter speed.
On crescent moons I’ll use a higher ISO, 320 to 400 or higher, depending on what I want to capture. If you want to get the circle of the moon in the shadow of a crescent moon, then you need higher ISO, lower shutter speeds, and you have to allow the crescent to be white with little or no detail. You should bracket and check your exposures and focus to get what you like.
If you use a tripod, remember to turn off image stabilization.
Thanks so much Tim. Yes I do use a mirrorless and shoot in manual but I need to adjust settings as you suggest. Greatly appreciate your help!