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Curious Quaker Parakeet

Curious Quaker Parakeet. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

Curious Quaker Parakeet. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-08-20 05:20 PM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/5.6
Exposure time 1/25 sec.
ISO speed ISO-400
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 45mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand Held

While I was busy with my camera in my office my curious Quaker Parakeet gave me a quizzical look as if to say, ‘what is that strange black thing in your hand?’. Well I could not let a moment like that slip by, so here is the photo I managed to capture of him at that moment. So cute!

It was quite dark in my office so you will notice the rather high ISO and the slow shutter speed I used to get this image. This still resulted in an under exposed image which I had to brighten in my processing software. Also you will notice that there is a little blurring caused by camera shake – to be expected with those camera settings and the fast action of been able to capture the photograph. However, I still thought that this was a cute image to share with you.

Not a grumpy cat – 03

No I'm not a grumpy cat! Green stuff - yuck! © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

No I’m not a grumpy cat! Green stuff – yuck! © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-03-16 01:28 PM
Camera iPhone 3GS
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/35 sec.
ISO speed ISO-64
Exposure bias
Focal length 4mm
Flash mode No flash function
Mount Hand held

What’s this green stuff doing on my plate? Yuck!

Not a grumpy cat – 02

Grumpy cat... Hmph! Where's my dinner?! © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

Grumpy cat… Hmph! Where’s my dinner?! © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-03-16 01:27 PM
Camera iPhone 3GS
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/40 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias
Focal length 4mm
Flash mode No flash function
Mount Hand held

Grumpy cat… Hmph! Stop wasting time and give me my dinner?!

Not a grumpy cat – 01

No I'm not a grumpy cat! What ever gave you that idea? © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

No I’m not a grumpy cat! What ever gave you that idea? © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-03-16 01:26 PM
Camera iPhone 3GS
F-stop f/2.8
Exposure time 1/60 sec.
ISO speed ISO-80
Exposure bias
Focal length 4mm
Flash mode No flash function
Mount Hand held

What gives you the idea that I’m a grumpy cat?

R&R time for an old girl

R&R time for an old girl. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

R&R time for an old girl. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-07-06 01:56 PM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/11
Exposure time 1/125 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 70mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand held

Midday nap.

What’s that moving in the bushes?

What's that moving in the bushes? © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

What’s that moving in the bushes? © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-07-04 11:12 AM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/6.3
Exposure time 1/50 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 35mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand held

Did you also hear something moving in the bushes?

Keeping a vigilant eye

Keeping a vigilant eye. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

Keeping a vigilant eye. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-07-04 11:00 AM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/8
Exposure time 1/320 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 70mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand held

Keeping a vigilant eye on…

Children!!! Keep still for the photo

Children!!! Keep still for the photo. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

Children!!! Keep still for the photo. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-07-04 11:00 AM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/8
Exposure time 1/400 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 70mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand held

Don’t you just love watching the boundless energy of young puppies?

Jack Russell puppies – 02

Jack Russell puppies - 02. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

Jack Russell puppies – 02. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-03-30 03:04 PM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/5.6
Exposure time 1/8 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 35mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand held

Butter could not melt in the mouths of these two little angles! Well – not really…

These Jack Russell puppies of ours have earned themselves their second basket already. The first one was chewed to destruction… and I can see this one is starting to go the same way.

This photo was taken in a relatively dark courtyard on a cool autumn afternoon. That’s why they were huddled together in their basket – to keep each other warm.

Using natural light and a low ISO of 100 resulted in a very low shutter speed of 1/8 of a second which was quite challenging for a hand held photograph. Even though the image has a little motion blur I still like the overall result.

Oh, I hear you ask, ‘what are those green things scattered around here and there?’ That used to be a dish washing sponge. :-)

Jack Russell puppies – 01

Jack Russell puppies - 01. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

Jack Russell puppies – 01. © 2014 John Golden. All rights reserved

 

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Date Taken 2014-03-29 03:06 PM
Camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
F-stop f/4.5
Exposure time 1/80 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure bias 0 step
Focal length 70mm
Flash mode No flash, compulsory
Mount Hand held

Hey! That blade of grass is mine!

These are our Jack Russell puppies at three and a half months old. Everything fascinates and excites them; so they are forever investigating everything and running around.


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