ISO 800. Which explains so much. Arg. Discovered that the way in which I switch certain settings (while working quickly and without watching what I'm doing) is unfortunately similar to the way in which the ISO can be changed, so I accidentally flicked a wrong switch. Developing a new habit, pronto. Check ISO before shooting. (Focal length 200mm, Shutter: 1/1000, Aperture: f5.6)

When I went a-wandering the other day, I took my new 55-200mm lens with me, hoping to see some nice birds. Like eagles. Or hawks. Or even acrobatic seagulls. I had not counted on the way in which the lens would let me take perfectly ordinary photos without having to stand up to my knees in the frigid Atlantic. I was able to snap the above mussels and barnacles without getting wet. Well, without standing in water. There’s no such thing as staying dry when you take a bouncy dog to the beach.

Imminent departure. (Focal length 200mm, Shutter: 1/750, Aperture: f13)

But anyway, I was able to snap the mussels and barnacles with a minimum amount of liquid contact and no danger (which is nice, because I’m not fond of danger). And I was able to stalk this crow, who decided that I was too slow in changing lenses and was about to take off when I finally shot.

And Rowan gave me a hand with this squirrel. She took off like a bat out of Hades across the landscape and then I heard this banshee-screeching shriek as the squirrel flung himself up into a tree and proceeded to spew forth a string of vindictive foulness that would have made a jailer blush.

Watching me watching you. (Focal length 200mm, Shutter: 1/180, Aperture: f13)

He’s just lucky she doesn’t speak squirrel, because she CAN climb trees.

Rowan Reflects
(Focal length 70mm, Shutter: 1/3000, Aperture: f5.6)


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Collins says:

    Vicky, your pictures give me a yearning for the yellow house in Exploits. Such a happy buzz.

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