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A quick shot of one of our dear friends (yes, pun intended) who is kind enough to give us a lot of help making sure that our landscaping doesn’t get out of control (insert sarcasm here).
I was standing at the kitchen sink in the early evening of July 1, 2010, the camera sitting on the counter beside me with the 150-500mm lens already attached (I had been shooting blue jays) when I spotted this critter and his buddies out beyond the driveway behind one of the rock walls. Grabbed the camera, crept out onto the deck and managed to fire off a few shots before they took to the woods behind our house. The shots themselves came out very dark … but a few cranks and tweaks in good old Photoshop CS4 and Cap NX2, plus the addition of some textures and the image came to life.
Taken with the Nikon D300 and the 150-500mm OS Sigma at 500mm focal length. Shutter speed 1/160, aperture f/6.3, exposure 0.00, iso 400. Manual, spot metering.
Texture from CGTextures