Re: IMG: Ruffed Grouse
- From: Jeffery Smith <smithjeffery@xxxxxxx>
- To: leica@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 16:53:11 -0500
Her colors are a pretty close match to the background. Very nice catch. Jeffery On May 2, 2010, at 11:29 PM, Doug Herr wrote: > This weekend I made a quick trip (for family) to Brookings Oregon, on the > Pacific coast just north of the California/Oregon border. While there I > found a female Ruffed Grouse who was far more tolerant of a camo-clad > photographer than I expected: > > http://wildlightphoto.com/birds/phasianidae/rugrou00.html > > The background was a bit difficult to work with because of the clutter of the > leaf litter on the forest floor; also the grouse' preferred habitat is the > dense understory of the Pacific Northwest's temperate rain forest, so getting > a clear view of the bird meant getting really really close with an > ultrawide-angle lens (100mm APO in this case). Now, about the background... > I wanted a darker background behind the bird's head, which in this particular > case was more distant. The best way to get the dark background was a very > low camera angle, which meant on my belly in the rain forest with huge banana > slugs nearby. > > technical stuff: R8/DMR, 100mm APO, slight crop, shoulder stock, heavy > fog/light drizzle lighting. All comments welcome. > > Doug Herr > Birdman of Sacramento > http://www.wildlightphoto.com > > > > ========================================================= > To Unsubscribe: Send email to leica-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' > in the Subject field. The acknowledgment that you then receive MUST be > replied to per instructions. You may also log in to the Web interface to > unsubscribe. ========================================================= To Unsubscribe: Send email to leica-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. The acknowledgment that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions. You may also log in to the Web interface to unsubscribe.
- IMG: Ruffed Grouse
- From: Doug Herr
- IMG: Ruffed Grouse