We are so fortunate to be able to travel frequently from our home in Florida to visit our granddaughter in Colorado. It is fun watching Savannah grow and creating a photo diary of her progress from baby to toddler to little schoolgirl. Schoolgirl...that is her new phase. She starts kindergarten in just a few days. Trying new looks is all part of it.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
This sighting was a first for me. I came across this mother opossum yesterday while on an early morning walk. At first I thought that the animal was moulting, but a closer inspection revealed that this was a mom with many babies. I got off a couple of shots. This was my favorite. Shortly the opossum noticed me and took off into the bush. I took this picture with my tiny (just slightly larger than my iPhone) Panasonic LF-1. RAW in Aperture priority, f5.9, 43mm, ISO 200. When I got home I researched the opossum family and learned that a mom will birth as many as 15 babies and will carry them like this on their backs and in her pouch for up to 3 months. When opportunities like this come up It is not important which camera you have with you. It is only important that you have a camera!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
I have recently been intrigued with how interesting African wildlife looks in monochrome. I took this photo of a beautiful leopard while on safari at Okonjima Private Reserve in Namibia. This was our first opportunity in four African safaris to actually see a leopard in the wild. I took this picture with a Nikon D300 and the original Nikon 80-400mm lens. ISO 800, f5.6, 1/2000 second. I converted the photo to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
This image will shortly be displayed on my daughter's wall in Denver as a 16 X 20 inch print.