Naturalist Photos of the NE

buckland

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I thought I'd post a link to a Photography gallery for the Northern Woodlands Magazine. I am always amazed at how people see different things when they compose a shot. I am in the group of photographers who 'get lucky' and are not in the league of real photographers. But this gallery takes submissions from readers. There is talent out there.
https://northernwoodlands.org/photo-gallery
 
Great photos Rob. I am partial to images of natural scenes and creatures in the wild. There are indeed some excellent photographers presented in your link.

For me, a camera is both a documentation tool and an aide in seeing things I may otherwise miss. Advice I give new photographers is the old adage "f8 and be there" and to go out and shoot, shoot, shoot. The more you shoot, the quicker you get to being dissatisfied with some thing or the other, and that drives a person to get better. It is a never ending process.

I am looking forward to seeing the photos you gather on your extended trip this winter. Do you plan on bringing multiple bodies and lenses?
 
Here's one captured in ther woods behind our house: Hen of the Woods
 

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Rob, wonderful shot of the oyster mushroom! There are some really nice images in your link, thanks for sharing.

As far as skills, I liked what the famous crime scene photographer, Weegee (Arthur Felig) had to say: “f8 and be there”. Me thinks there is good deal of wisdom in those four words.
 
One thing about New England it changes everyday. Sometimes radically. I had an old Spotmatic Pentax 50 years ago and loved its simplicity. Great for stop down shots in Black and White. Now I feel out of my league with the gear but perhaps I'll find a simple digital to start one day. I'll admit it most all my shots are with an iPhone! I like the color of mushrooms...this Spring I got this Reishi and a Wood Thrush nest.
 

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Thanks Rob. At times up in the PNW we see the big fungi with "chewed" spots and
have always wondered what eats them. One hike we found out,a big Banana slug was
munching away on the shroom.

On our hikes we have spotted many different and colorful ones.
Have no real clue as to names but they are fun to find.
Frank
 
I now use the I Phone for most shots.I carry a Nikon Coolpix A1000 for the
telephoto shots.It's a light weight "point and shoot" that takes great photos
and has WiFi/Bluetooth so I can send the photos to the phone.
Frank
 
They seem prehistoric and there are so many kinds. The two above are edible The first is great sautéed or in an omelet. The Reishi makes a tea that is supposed to be great for you (I usually buy the powder form). One day I'm gonna explore the Olympic peninsula!. I'll check out that camera... thanks for the lead.
 
buckland said:
They seem prehistoric and there are so many kinds. The two above are edible The first is great sautéed or in an omelet. The Reishi makes a tea that is supposed to be great for you (I usually buy the powder form). One day I'm gonna explore the Olympic peninsula!. I'll check out that camera... thanks for the lead.
I don't know if Nikon still makes that model.Even though it's only 3 years old they change very quickly.
I like the Coolpix line.They are small but have a lot of features I have always wanted.
I like a viewfinder plus the screen to see what I'm shooting.
Frank
 

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