Thursday, November 16, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/180 +1 EV
Aperture Setting - f-4.5 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

I did not know that Sprees were such a widely known candy! I have loved them for decades! (Ouch! I always get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I can say something like that. I swear I still feel like I’m 15.)

Anyway, I couldn’t decide which critter shot to post today, but as the colors of fall are fading fast here and there is already snow in the upper regions of the northern continents, I thought I should post the image I did. This gal stood out among the ducks and geese the swarmed around our van at the park a couple of weeks ago. She was terribly well dressed in her very appropriate seasonal colors, and yet not the least bit snobby to her more underdressed peers.

Not too pleased with the scan on this one, but very pleased with the quality of the print. I shot this at about 2:00 in the afternoon on November 1. The light was coming from behind, so I gave myself an extra stop of exposure time. I still did not expect the quality I received back. While you can’t see it here, but you can on the print, all the details remain even on the darkest tips of her wing’s feathers. The hottest spot on her chest still retain enough details that they could be brought out with a little darkroom work. I cannot say how pleased I have been with this particular film, which I bought from B&H at about half the price I would normally pay because I bought from the imported lot. Most of this particular roll I shot were of animals in poor lighting conditions, and all of the shots came out well. Good golly (I still say that, too) I love film!! (Speaking of which, I got a new used film camera yesterday. By gummy, I love e-bay as well.)

9:22 AM  
Anonymous angie said...

well, isn't he fancy?! :o) cute little guy, micki. great capture!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous H.O said...

very cute one :)

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Nice capture... Beautiful details!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine looking duck she is! Very interesting comment on your film. I've found B&H an excellent business to deal with.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

love the color and texture on little bird...beautiful detail:-))

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I have loved sprees as long as you :-) hehehehehhe

What a lovely lady she is!

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Dotun said...

very vivid colors,i like this.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

She does look sweet in her winter garb.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Very beautiful markings on that little gal and great color. I love film too.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Those are some fine duds! :-) Did you say 'darkroom' work? Have you been doing a little Photoshop, Ms. Micki? ;-)

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Great shot!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I am always amazed by the feather detail these guys can have - and this shot shows it nicely!

1:02 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

well groomed indeed.....8/10
btw, people may not speak like that anymore but i kid you not, they still think that way...

1:12 PM  
Blogger Alfred said...

Hey, Micki! Fuji Superia 100 is one of my absolute fav color film for photographing people outdoors. Even if the light is hard, the prints turn out great. It can be a hassle to scan - but that might be my old cheapo scanner too. I don`t know.
Another film to consider is the Kodak Portra VC 160 ASA ;)

3:28 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

She sure does look well turned out. Ducks are much underrated and I’ve become impressed the more I’ve observed their conduct and social order. Photography gets us to notice such things . .

4:09 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Excellent shot!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

I like a lot the ducks. Fine capture.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous torekimi said...

Well-dressed indeed but she forgot her pants.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Handsome little duck isn't he? My gummy I love ebay too. What camera did you buy?

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the duck, love film, love old cameras.
Love fall, love this blog!

1:17 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Haha it seems to be enjoying its sunbath. :)

5:34 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Well dressed indeed! The feathers the orange stylish..must be fashion week!

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Raymond Tse said...

The colour and detail is fantastic.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

Another wonder of nature!!! So perfect, so beautiful.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous david said...

easy to ignore because of their abundance, these still are very beautiful animals.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

It is amazing what you can find whil walking down the road.

9:06 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Great shot - well dressed, indeed!

8:52 AM  

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