David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Tag Archives: Flash

Looking For A Snack

There were about two dozen hummingbirds around a feeder.  They didn’t seem to mind me being close so I set up a Day Lily potted plant about three feet from the feeder.  After setting up my camera I rotated the plant until I liked what I was seeing in the view finder.  I looked at the background and knew it was far enough away to give a pleasant blur.  It wasn’t long before several started checking out the flower giving me several different captures.  They are always fun to watch.

Nikon D300s, 500mm, f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 200, filler flash

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Praying Mantis

Taken this morning at Brazos Bend State Park. This little guy was about 2″ long and blended in real good. I was bent over looking at something else when I must have made him nervous and saw the movement. If he hadn’t moved I most likely wouldn’t have seen this photo op.
Nikon D800, 105mm, f/5.6, 1/60 flash, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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