I am somewhat new to photography. I began with a free point and shoot that came with a computer. It was so much fun, I purchased a SLR camera in 2006 and the hobby swiftly took hold. My camera gets me out and about and has enhanced all my senses finding what this world has to offer. I am also a quilt artist and I use my photography to help me understand color and form that can transfer into quilt art. I am an active member of Emerald Photographic Society and was honored as most promising photographer in 2007 and photographer of the year in 2008. I have recently had images published in National Geographic, the National Wildlife refuge library and National Wildlife Federation Magazine. The contributors to my success are; I carry my camera (s) with me most of the time and I have an Itinerate job which takes me all over rural Linn County Oregon. Many of the photos I post here were shot on a lunch break or from my car window when somethings catches my eye. I am not a person with the patience to set up the perfect photo, instead I bank on spontaneity. I anticipate everything but expect nothing. I look for the big picture though often find a closer focus once I stop and look. Weather is the most important element of outdoor photography. I watch the clouds, temperature, lighting and seasonal changes. Most importantly I have grown to appreciate fellow photographers for insights, tips and all around friendship as much as the hobby itself. I love to see through the eyes of others and WU is a favorite place to visit. I am inspired by the talent found here and have a never ending itch to travel and learn!
My first Mink
Uploaded by: Olbetsy
Wednesday August 14, 2013
Caption: Mink at fern ridge lake. Some time ago I posted a picture of a muskrat thinking it could have been a mink. There is no question about this one nor the previous post was a muskrat.
Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D7000
Orientation: top - left
Resolution Unit: Inch
Software: QuickTime 7.6.6
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec.
Exposure Program: Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2
Compressed Bits per Pixel: 4.00
Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: 10
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length: 300.0 mm
FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space: sRGB
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: Auto exposure
White Balance: Manual white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 450
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Subject Distance Range: Unknown