Red-whiskered Bulbul and Tamron 150-600mm

Time to fly

The picture is taken in India. The little Red-whiskered Bulbul were about to fly but I managed to take this picture just before it took of. The Tamron 150-600mm lens was used with Canon 70D and it makes a great combination if you ask me. Tamron makes a nice smooth background.

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Crested Hawk-Eagle – taken with Tamron 150-600mm

 I went to India for my holiday. The picture is taken from the car and the bird were barely visible from where we were. The bird is called Crested Hawk-Eagle. I used a Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm to capture this picture. The bird has a unique look.

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Tamron 150-600mm – Wolf

Taken with Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm

Taken with Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm

 

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First picture of the year

Bear looking right at me

Bear looking right at me

Picture is taken with Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm.

I have noticed that people like to steal this picture and use it as for commercial purposes. If you do that you are breaking the Copyright law. I do not allow anyway to use my images for commercial purposes.

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With a little help of Lightroom

Frustrated with your pictures being colorless?

Picture this scenario. You are seeing something that you want to take a picture of and when you take the picture and see the results in your camera or computer it does not come out quite the way you wanted it to.

Then there is a solution for that. It is called post-production. It is what all professional photographers do to their pictures, to make it look even better. So you do not have to feel ashamed for using a little help from example a program called Lightroom. I want to show you a before and after pictures to demonstrate what I mean. See the examples below, you need to click on the pictures to get a better comparison:

Before and after post production

Before and after post production

The picture to the left was taken with the “shade” option, therefore it is more yellowish. In Lightroom you can easily adjust this to make it look more natural. It is more colorful on the picture to the right. The picture below shows a dark picture inside the forest. It is hard to get the right brightness when you take a picture. It is easy to fix in post-production.

Before and after using Lightroom

Here is a final one that I like to share with you all. When you load a picture in the camera and watch it in the computer it can be colorless. With Lightroom you can bring out the bright colors and give the picture life again. There are many programs that can do this for your pictures for example Photoshop, Gimp (free program) and Topaz just to name a few.

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I hope you have got some inspiration to work on your pictures now, it is worth it!

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GorillaPod – a item you might need

If you need a tripod but do not want to carry a huge and heavy one. I have a solution for you. A JOBY GorillaPod. It is a small and flexible tripod that can grip on to anything. You can for example tie it around a tree branch or a chair. I bought one because I like to take things that might be on the ground or near the ground. Then this tripod is the perfect choice. There are many versions of this tripod. The one on the picture is for a DSLR camera with a big lens. Even though it might look small, it is strong and stable to put the camera or the lens on.

I used it to take long exposures of this small waterfall. It worked fine and the result can be seen below:

This tripod is also good for macro. If you see a insect on the ground or on a leaf then this will be helpful. I usually take those pictures without a tripod but after awhile you will get pain in your knees and in your hand/wrist. This tripod will take care of that problem. The best part is that it can fit in any camera bag. It weighs around 0.5 kg (11 pounds). It is 29 cm long (11.4 inch) and can hold up to 3 kg. It cost from 18$.

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Autumn is here

I took a stroll in the forest since the color on the leaves are amazing this time of the year. I took some shoots with Canon 70D and Canon 24-105mm L lens.

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Pink explosion of flowers

Taken with Canon 70D and Tamron 90mm macro lens, handheld and in windy conditions.

 

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Tamron 150-600mm – Falcon

Taken with Tamron 150-600mm. At 600mm f/10 with Canon 70D.

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Spider nets and water drops = amazing combination

Colorful spider nets

With Canon 65mm f/2.8 1-5x macro lens you can get pretty cool images. The pictures above is taken of spider nets after it has been raining. The patterns you can get is amazing. I used a magnification of 2-3x. With this lens i can get very close and get pictures of things you cant really see with your own eyes. You need to have a macro lens to capture these moments.

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