There are some hummingbirds that hover smoothly and are easier to photograph in flight. I was lucky to come across a very pretty species in the Monteverde Cloud forest.
I wish you all the best in this New Year with this image of the Supermoon I made on January 1st, and a little story about making the image. Continue reading High Mountain Supermoon
Perhaps I had been pixel-peeping too much… Perhaps it was just the mood of the afternoon… Perhaps I was just tired from work… I just felt like making photos that were not too technical, not too perfect, and not too planned. Continue reading Simple Subjects, Simple photos
“Look! Green makeup next to the green truck…” said my wife.
“And his girlfriend wearing a red wig: all in great light!” I thought.
So, I started shooting… Continue reading Green straw for me, please!
Here and there I’ve read in the internet that mounting Canon’s 500D close-up filter in reverse gives you better image quality. So, I tried it… Continue reading Is it better to mount Canon’s 500D Close-up filter in reverse?
I live in the Pacific Rim of Fire so it is no surprise that eventually ash is going to fall from the sky, like it has been on and off for the last two years: small amounts luckily. This has consequences for photography of course. Continue reading The volcano and indoor photos
A lot of what I’ve read about using cropped-frame vs. full-frame cameras for wildlife photography is written by people with access to really long lenses, a choice of cameras, and fairly big animals to photograph in the field. I know this is not true for most photographers and I want to write this for them. Continue reading DX vs. FX cameras for wildlife photography
I cannot resist a nice afternoon: It is something I can easily see coming …quite unlike a nice morning!
Maybe sunrises have great light too… but there is less guesswork with sunsets in my cloudy tropical country. Continue reading Looking up, and to the sides too!
Revisiting a known place, or an old friend, after a long time is always so satisfying… It’s like returning home with the story of a great journey you undertook and sharing it to enrich your former world. To me, macro photography is just that. Continue reading Macro… after a long time
I admit it: I have periodic episodes of lens testing mania. This time it was the bokeh stuff. As we all know, lens testing is a disease that can develop into the dreaded Gear Acquisition Syndrome… Continue reading Pixel peeping or photo shooting?