Special Color Camera Settings

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One of the features my Nikon CoolPix L830 has which my Canon PowerShot SX410 IS does not is a color setting. Red only, yellow only, green only, etc., plus cross-over features are built into my “auto” Nikon.

Separate settings available on a digital “auto” pilot camera do enhance the features.

The ABOVE photo was taken with cross-over, featuring yellow. BELOW is a red only Tulip:

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Next (BELOW) is a yellow with green cross-over image:

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My PowerShot, however, offers a fun “fisheye” view which my Nikon lacks. Take a look (BELOW):

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The clouds received a swirled look through the “fisheye” lens. It’s a fun feature that also can produce a luscious difference in a well done photo, or an abstract image.

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All Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

(View more of the author’s photography at the blogs below:
http://www.myspecialphotos.wordpress.com
http://www.photosandbeyondwordpress.wordpress.com
http://www.abstractphotoartblog.wordpress.com )

 

 

 

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Favorite Flyers

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The Great Blue Heron, with its purple-bluish bordered wings has been a frequent subject (in season) for my camera over the past several years. (ABOVE) is one of my favorite (and early) photos of a GBH. He surprised me as he flew beneath me under the bridge at Napoleon, Ohio. I was camped topside on the bridge sidewalk, a common spot for me to wait for herons to fish near the site, which is part of the backyard of our apartment building.

(BELOW) is another early favorite photo, taken when I first discovered I had unique access to herons between the middle of September and the middle of October each Fall. These long-necks venture down river toward Napoleon from Grand Rapids, Ohio, and other northern locations to pursue the plentiful fish that thrive in the Maumee River.

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When this fellow (ABOVE) came in for a landing, I was sitting on a riverside dock only yards away from him. Another surprise photo opportunity presented itself that day.

Herons usually are very shy about sticking around when the slightest movement, or sound, interrupts their fishing. So I was lucky to be able to snap this picture right before this fellow’s landing became a change-of-mind take-off!

(BELOW) is another snap from the bridge. There’s quite a difference in the bird’s appearance from the sunny day of the first picture on this post, and the one (below) shot on a cloudy afternoon.

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Enlarged Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

Sharing A Feeder

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A pair of Nuthatches share a seed feeder on a cold, sunny morning in November. At the back of the feeder, you can see the head and beak of a mate as Mister pulls seeds from the cedar hanger’s contents in front.

View more of my out-of-camera, unretouched animal and bird photos here.

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Ph0to from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Starting Out…

Why did I chose to use a photo of infancy, here?

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Me, 1947, one-year-old!

Because…

as I think about life having been lived for 70 years, I also think of the whole thing of infancy, in life, and, here, on WordPress, this writing site that quickly has become like a home base, like the end of the trip through my writing life that also began in infancy, when I first put pencil to paper and which has come around full circle to a place where I feel I’m just beginning a new writing life that I was meant to live.

I’m a new, improved infant, able to write intelligently, but, in a way, just finding a life’s writing base.

It’s all too deep to go further. The more I attempt to explain it, the more I can elaborate on it. So I’ll just leave this main course, here, and leave you, dear readers, to speculate on more of life’s way of turning you thus and so, until you reach home base on your own terms and begin again, as an infant.

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg