Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s time to resume our wildlife photos again; but please send some in. I have a reasonable backlog but it won’t last forever.

Today we have a number of “small-scale” nature shots by reader Ken Phelps in British Columbia. The captions are his, and are indented:

Dead Arbutus leaves:

Slough by Nanaimo River. Shot with tilt/shift lens to create the odd focal plane. [JAC: if the picture looks fuzzy on the post here, just click on it.]

Young Alder leaf:

12 Comments

  1. Ken Phelps
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    The “Tree Slough” image seems out of focus on the page, but corrected when clicked on. Odd. Maybe a size thing?

  2. Ken Phelps
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Except for the dead Arbutus leaves (50mm f1.2) all shots in this post are with Canon 90mm TS-E (tilt/shift).

  3. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Beautiful and arty pictures! I really covet the nicely soft out of focus areas in the background.

  4. Mark Jones
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Great macro shots and some nice bokeh.

  5. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Beautiful – is it just me, or do these evoke strong feelings/emotions/ moods? It’s magical. I mean yes, beautiful pics, but … ASCII characters don’t really cut it for these….

  6. Posted October 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Now, what about oak, cypress, maple, vine, yew, cypress …

    (Maybe our BC reader will get this. :))

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted October 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      So many trees, so little time…

  7. Liz
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    These are wonderful.

    • Claudia Baker
      Posted October 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

      +1

  8. Posted October 22, 2018 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Very nice Ken! Have you read Freeman Patterson’s books on photography, especially Photography and the Art of Seeing?

    Nice use of the short DOF and tilted plane of focus.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted October 22, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I got the Patterson book years ago. Long before I was doing any serious photography. It and a book I got in university about 1974 called “Living Water” probably had an effect on my aesthetic.

  9. rickflick
    Posted October 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    I love small stuff.


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