Monday, November 2, 2009

More Snow Geese

Sunday morning I once again headed to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner, BC. My goal was to take some waterfowl photos in the sanctuary, however that plan changed on the way there. Just before I reached the sanctuary I came upon a very large flock of snow geese and they were a lot of fun to photograph last time so I had to do it some more.

1/2000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm

The only problem I found during this snow goose photo session, was that they were hanging out in an area that had a few houses in the distance and the odd telephone pole. When it comes to photography, I personally feel that the background is just as important as the foreground or subject. However it wasn't only man-made objects that needed to be edited out of the photos,. When photographing specific birds in flocks, you tend to get a wing or a head coming in from the top or side of the photo. This isn't a huge issue but I'm picky when it comes to that stuff so even some goose parts were edited out of a few photos. In these next photos I'll first post the completely unedited original, followed by the edited version to give you an idea of what sort of work goes into editing them.

Photo #1

Original

1/1500 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm

Edited

1/1500 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm


Photo #2

Original

1/2000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm

Edited

1/2000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm


Photo #3

Original

1/3000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm


Edited

1/3000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm


Photo #4

Original

1/3000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm

Edited

1/3000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm


All photos were shot in RAW format and processed/edited with Aperture. The text was added with photoshop.

If you have any questions about how some of this stuff is done, don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks for reading,

Brandon

1 comment:

  1. http://suespaintsandpics.blogspot.comNovember 3, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Nice Work!!!!!!

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