March 13, 2009

Emerald Headed Mallard

I was out today around the by the Blue Water bridge and there was a large gathering. Mostly of Gulls a handful of Mallards and two Canadian Geese. I was able to get some half decent shots off but the grass is so dull and lifeless. It was a chance to gain some experience in trying to everything as sharp as I could. I used the 75 - 300mm zoom all the way out, hand held, which was difficult. Being cold though I think it slowed them down a bit which helped.

This is also what I submitted to Indecent Exposure's contest this week. Hope they like it.

March 9, 2009

Pool Lessons

Pool Lessons, originally uploaded by k.l.macke.

First day at swimming lessons and she wasn't sure about it all. She had gone in the past and loves to swim, but just not the lessons. After she was completely OK with them. Maybe it was the brand new pool or she finally felt confident.

Taken with a 75-300mm, at f5.0, 1/320sec, 200mm