The Autumn colours have arrived in the Lake District
|Olympus EM1 MKII with 12-100mm Pro lens. 1/100th sec, F6.3, ISO200 @70mm. Hi-Res shot on tripod|
I quite often go to the South Lakes Safari Zoo to test new lenses or get a bit of wildlife photography practice. I usually don't share photos taken at the Zoo because I think it's cheating.
Going through some old images I found this one from 2015 and thought it's just too cute to not share.
I thought I'd make it easy for myself and went to Levens Hall deer park to try the Olympus 100-400mm on something a bit bigger than garden birds.
The 800mm equivalent focal length allowed me to get within range without spooking the deer.
This image taken at 349mm (nearly 700mm FF equivalent) is tack sharp even at 1/500th second shutter speed with the help of the in-lens stabiliser.
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Olympus 100-400mm. 1/500th sec, F6.3, ISO 250, @349mm|
I had another outing with the Olympus 60mm macro lens. I'm loving this lens you get such great quality images from such a small lens, it's so light you hardly know it's in your camera bag so there's no reason to leave it at home.
This is another in-camera focus stack, this time I used a tripod.
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Olympus 60mm macro. F3.2, 1/25th sec, ISO 200, 8 image focus stack|
Here's one from earlier this year when I had the pleasure of spending time with a local fox family.
Taken early in the day so I had to crank the ISO up to 3200, I have no issue with using the Olympus EM1 MKII at this high ISO setting.
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Panasonic Leica 100-400mm. F6.3, 1/320th sec, ISO 3200, 400mm.|
Some of the common flowers that you just walk past are stunning when viewd up close.
This is Wild Carrot, it's a handheld five image focus stack taken with the Olympus EM1 MKII and Olympus 60mm macro.
|Handheld five image focus stack Olympus EM1 MkII with 60mm macro lens. F2.8, 1/200th sec, ISO200.|
I was going through some of my photos from earlier this year and found this one of the local Barn Owl.
I felt privileged to watch and take a few photos of this creature as it went about keeping the next generation of Barn Owls well fed.
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Olympus 40-150mm Pro lens. F2.8, 1/1640th sec, ISO1600 at 150mm|
|ISO200, F3.5, 1/620th sec, handheld with IBIS. 5 images focus stacked.|
|ISO200, F3.5, 1/620th sec, handheld with IBIS.|
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Panasonic 100-400mm, ISO 250, F4.2, 1/320th sec, 150mm, handheld.|
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Panasonic Leica 100-400mm at 100mm ISO500, F4, 1/640th sec|
|Olympus EM1 MKII with Panasonic Leica 100-400mm ISO 1600, F6.3, 1/640th sec|
|ISO 200, 1/320th sec, F7.1, 54mm|
|Morecambe Bay with Olympus 7-14mm Pro|
|Blea Tarn - Raw unprocessed|
|Blea Tarn - processed in Capture One Pro|
Bluebell Wood Coniston
|Part of the Cumbria Way at Great Langdale|