June Photo Scavenger Hunt

This is my contribution to Karma’s June Photo Scavenger Hunt. I’m glad that I had it done early and the hunt took us to a different part of town and new places such as Riverbend park, we’ll definitely have to go back and visit. I hope you will join the Photo Scavenger Hunt and the deadline is June 25, 2011.

  • a colorful bird of your choice.  This is my sister pet Lovebird.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/60sec, ISO 800, focal length 104mm, cropped, evaluative metering

  • a grad – of any sort.  I was hoping to photograph my nephew who recently graduated from High School but it looks like I won’t be seeing him in time for this assignment deadline. Instead, I photographed a portrait of Lee’s Pre-K graduating class of 2007.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/2sec, ISO 200, focal length 176mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

  • a dad – of any sort, and they are everywhere.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 200, focal length 24mm, evaluative metering

  • something purple, a water plant from my fishpond.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/80sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

  • a butterfly, I went to Riverbend Park and was hoping to find some butterflies there.  I had no luck and found the humming-bee  hummingbird moth instead, I don’t think this will pass as a butterfly.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Since this is s not sufficed for the hunt, I decided to search my archive photo from my visit to the Butterfly Exhibit last year. It’s too bad that they don’t have the exhibit again this year, hopefully they’ll bring it back next year.

The Butterfly Exhibit at the Science Center photo taken June 12, 2010

  • a funny face, I asked Lee for her interpretation of a funny face and this is what she gave me.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 104mm, evaluative metering

And for the BONUS: a cow, bull, heifer, calf or ox.  Extra bonus points for Karma’s favorite, the belted galloway. I know the belted galloway is out of the question for me. Bo told me he saw a beautiful cow by the Prison where he went fishing with his friend several weeks back, I thought this could be interesting. It was a long scenic drive and we passed many farmlands and finally came to the prison, I saw a statue of a cow, not sure if this will work.  It’s not going Moo Moo at all, Lee thought it was a sheep since it’s white.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/2500sec, ISO 400, focal length 122mm, evaluative metering

On the way back we passed a farmland and I asked Bo to stop the car.  I got out and walked around, the cows were curious and kept a close eye on me. I raised my camera to eye level and the cows started to take off running.  I guess it’s the telephoto lens that scared them off, I just want to shoot some picture, not shooting them.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

They kept a watchful eye on me the whole time.  I’m not sure which, it’s either they were posing for my camera or they were thinking that I’m armed and dangerous, click, click!

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

An Invitation for June Photo Scavenger Hunt

I hope you will join in the fun for June Photo Scavenger Hunt by Karma

The list for June’s Photo Hunt:

  • a colorful bird of your choice
  • a grad – of any sort
  • a dad – of any sort
  • something purple
  • a butterfly
  • a funny face

BONUS: a cow, bull, heifer, calf or ox.  Extra bonus points for my favorite, the belted galloway.

As for purple color, I have two examples to share. I took these photos at Biltmore.  A damselfly comes in various colors and this one is purple.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/3200sec, ISO 800, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

I think this bumble bee has a tumor, I couldn’t get close enough to get a good shot.

Purple flower - Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

This is not a purple color but a blue damselfly and green leaf.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO 800, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

More green grass, Bo is green with envy.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Young Unicyclists

I went to see the young unicyclists at Lee’s school Friday evening.  Lee shows a great interest but I don’t think that this is something for her since she is afraid of falling and hurting herself. This boy was jumping over many cars, the crowd cheers.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AP, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 3200, exp. bias -0.3step, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering

The teacher lining up more cars.  🙂

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/400sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 113mm, evaluative metering

He is a daredevil, great jumped over his teacher.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, A P, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 3200, exp.bias -0.3step, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

I decided to try panning after a few shots. Panning is a technique in which you move the camera parallel to and at the same speed as the subject, this is to show speed.  I used a small minimum aperture of  f/22, which allows me to use a slow shutter speed of 1/13th and 1/15th of second.  These photos were taken with Aperture Priority. I set my AF mode to AI SERVO and drive mode to continuous shooting.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/22, 1/13sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias 0step, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/22, 1/15sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/22, 1/15sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 34mm, evaluative metering