Some people say that lightning doesn't strike twice.
Well, some people are wrong.
This time, the turtle was younger, more orange, and more skittish.
I was out strolling with my parents to the cul-de-sac and back. Towards the rear, someone spotted an unusual shape in the distance.
I took a look at it through my camera, and yep, it was a box turtle.
He wasn't the most receptive to photography, but he didn't shy away from me either, in part because I was able to keep my distance.
He may have looked a bit askance at me when I was more head on...
And, once my folks and I moved on, he moved on too.
|Photo of the Week: EXIF DATA|
|Time Stamp||Sunday, August 02 2020|
About this lens
I was using the Olympus 75-300 II lens for Micro Four Thirds, a relatively light-weight telephoto with quite a long focal length (equivalent to 600mm on a full-frame camera.) When the lens is at 75mm, it's roughly the size of a soda can.
It does have a learning curve and can be unforgiving. It's an older design, with a slower aperture than anything at a similar focal length (but then, of course, that's why it was a good price.) It lacks any optical stabilization, other than the in-body stabilization offered by the GX85.
The long and short of this, is that I get better results when I use the shortest shutter speed possible, and it is good when the subject is relatively still, like this turtle was. That gives me the opportunity to retake a duff shot, as I hone my skill using this thing. :)
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