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As I surround myself with smart people who appreciate nature, I sometimes worry I am living in a bubble.




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Bird

Sep. 29th, 2016 08:01 pm
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The boss wants to remind you that that report is due by end of day Friday.




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Wood Lake

Sep. 29th, 2016 02:01 pm
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Then, in the final minutes, just before the land succumbed to the growing darkness, the sky did lighten portending the impending arrival of the great wizard, prophesied to defeat the ultimate evil and save all the peoples of the land.


Alas, he forgot to correct for daylight savings time and everyone perished.




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Since I know you’ve always wanted to see damselflies laying eggs in a lake while viewed in the infrared spectrum, here you go.




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You can’t tell from such a wide shot, but the little stones on the path are made of ground up good intentions.




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Wood Lake

Jun. 14th, 2016 11:01 pm
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Some pictures are framed in wood. This picture is framed in trees.




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Well would you look at that? I figured out the magic settings in Aftershot Pro to mimic the gold trees and blue skies that you get from channel swapping in Photoshop.


As I am colourblind, I am insufferably proud of myself for this.




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Heron

Jun. 13th, 2016 11:01 pm
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Since water absorbs infrared, it looks even dark than in visible light.


This helps a bit when you’re shooting a white bird.




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The interesting thing to note here is the infracolour of the plants. The grasses in the front and the leaves in the back both reflect infrared light similarly.


The reason the back is so dark is not because of the infracolour of the leaves but because of how much infrared light is attenuated by the air.




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Duck

Jun. 12th, 2016 02:01 pm
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I’m pretty sure that head belongs to a different duck.




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Turtle

Jun. 11th, 2016 11:01 pm
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This is a non-infrared and non-movie shot of the turtle laying eggs that I posted earlier.


Tune in next Tuesday for a side-by-side comparison of the three different cameras I use when I go out shooting.




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Swallow

Jun. 11th, 2016 06:01 pm
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I am getting better at getting photos of swallows, but I still don’t have a good one of a swallow in flight. Those suckers are fast.




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Waterscape

Jun. 11th, 2016 02:01 pm
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My new backup camera has one of those “panorama” modes which is sadly lacking in capability and scope. However, I can get nice wide shots of the lake with it.


All the white stuff is cottonwood seed.




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Heron

Jun. 10th, 2016 11:01 pm
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Not as good as in Peru, but we do have herons here.




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This duck wonders, if you’re not going to vote, could you maybe give your vote to someone who will?


This duck thinks of it as freecycling.


This duck does not understand the democratic process.




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Frog

Jun. 10th, 2016 02:01 pm
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Frogs have been around for a long time. They’ve seen humans learn to play with sticks. They’ve seen humans push those sticks into the mud to make pictures. They’ve seen those pictures turn into simplified symbols. They’ve seen those symbols simplify even further so they could be combined to increase meaning. They’ve seen the increased communication abilities drive global trade. They’ve seen global trade get sped up with computers. They’ve seen these computers translating the simplified symbols into other simplified symbols so people in different parts of the world can understand each other. They’ve seen people work together to improve this process, fostering global understanding and the creation of a world-wide list of characters so computers can understand all language on earth. They’ve even seen what humans do with this amazingly advanced technology.


Was it worth all the effort?


¯\_(ツ)_/¯




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Turns out the lake is big.




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Another neat thing about IR is that you can see where a leaf is damaged and see what is causing the damage.


To be fair, you can do this in visible light too, but the bugs aren’t quite so cute that way.




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One downside of shooting with a special camera is that neat scenes, like when one great blue heron infringes on the territory of another, look rather odd. Still, I’m glad to have seen it.




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Shifts

Jun. 6th, 2016 02:01 pm
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Sometimes infrared makes things look extremely different. When I am shooting my new camera, everything looks weird. Due to the oddities of how digital IR works, all the reds and blues are “flipped” from what you (usually) want. This results in bright red skies which can be very distracting. However, you can still see the differences. In this photo, for example, I could tell right away that there was something interesting about those seed pods because, outside of the camera, they are the exact same brown as the ground and the leaf.


Sometimes I just hold the camera up to my eye and walk around, just so I can see things differently.




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