I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR only...it was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.
Uploaded by: astrophotographer
Monday April 30, 2012
Oamaru, New Zealand
Caption: A cheeky little bird and they quite often arrive in the house for a look around and then leave. They will flit around the room and almost land on ones hand if held out. This one was quite happy to pose for me. Well almost. The flash shows the little body through the feathers.
Model: Canon EOS 40D
Orientation: top - left
Resolution Unit: Inch
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Compression: JPEG compression
Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.
Exposure Program: Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings: 500
Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21
Shutter speed: 5.91 EV (APEX: 7, 1/60 sec.)
Aperture: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)
Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length: 105.0 mm
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36
Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97
Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: Auto exposure
White Balance: Auto white balance
Scene Capture Type: Standard