Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Welcome to my photography blog "Looking into the eyes of the wild" by J M Douglas Photography

I thought for my first post I would share a special photo I captured during a trip last May to Nova Scotia, Canada. This Atlantic Puffin shot was taken while onboard Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours @ A superb trip and this was the best from a series of 15 shots I captured during a two second take off period. These little fellas don't hang around.

The story behind the shot,

I was determined to photograph a Puffin taking flight with a water trail. With so much going on around me I had to remain focussed. I had the ISO at 400 so I was confident I would achieve a suitable shutter speed given the strong light so the next thing was to find my subject. As the boat circled around I spotted this little fella and thought right he is a good distance and will potentially take off as the boat circles. I focussed using the AF area select mode, AF Point expansion and steadied myself ready on the trigger. To my delight he took flight and thanks to the 7D having 8fps I got the shot I was looking for.

It's always a great moment when things come together like this.

I will share many more photos with you here from my encounters along with a few tips and tricks every now and again.

Techs: 200MM @ F5.6 // ISO400 // 1/2000 //-1/3 
Canon 7D with 70-200mm F2.8 L IS
Image © J M Douglas|Photography 2010

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to share a comment.

Coming up next: What's inside my bag?

In my next post I will share with you the tools of my trade.

Stay tuned!

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