In my last photo of the week post, I did my best to outline some of the struggles of wildlife photography, particularly when the subject is skittish or fast-moving.
This particular subject was neither.
So, it was friday night.
I decided to go for a walk becasue the evening was cool and I wanted to get some exercise and fresh air, after another day cooped up on the laptop in the "home office."
I figured I wouldn't see much in the way of wildlife that would be easy to photograph, and had brought just my camera and 45-150mm lens.
I saw much more wildlife than usual, starting with this particular box turtle, who was just sitting quietly in the middle of the path, not far from the house.
I took some pictures, and ran back home to grab my other lenses.
Turtle wasn't going anywhere, at least not quickly.
And when I came back, I could shoot him close up.
Really close up.
But I got my favorite results using a portrait lens with a very wide aperture.
Maybe, it's too wide, and there is too much depth of field in place of sharpness.
But believe me, I could have gone even more overboard. This is me restraining myself.
Photo of the Week:
|Time Stamp||Friday, June 26 2020|
|F-Number||f/2.0 (if I recall correctly)|
|ISO Speed Rating||640|
I don't think I really even bothered him that much.
He didn't go into his shell, and would only turn around a bit if I tried to get him head on.
I suppose he preferred his image to be taken from the back, side, top, etc.
But, I also didn't want to bother him too much, so I continued on my walk and let him continue on his.
By the time I returned to where he was, he had disappeared into the woods, probably tired of the paparazzi.