Now living in Montpellier, France with my girlfriend, we took a trip to Barcelona over the weekend. On our way back, about 45 minutes from Montpellier, we took this photo off the main road back. There were many bats flying around and it was very spooky!
I took this photograph in Phoenix Zoo, Arizona, USA on 28th March 2010.
This is from my second wildlife photography album. I was testing out my new Canon EOS 7D! I was shooting in continuous mode and the tiger looked at me for just a fraction of a second, when it heard the shutter sound!
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM. Adobe Lightroom 2.6, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Focal Point 2.
The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is located east of John Day, Oregon, in the Malheur National Forest. The area includes approximately 68,700 acres. The entire northern section of the mountain was burned in a large fire in 2002, which is why the trees halfway up the mountain look dead and bare. I was driving through here in the beginning of April, and stopped to take a few photos along the way.
This image was taken on a hiking trip in February of 2010, in the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. I had just gotten a new camera so on my way back from Central Oregon I stopped to hike some of the trails and take some pictures. It was a nice and clear sunny day, and not too cold - perfect for hiking that area. I took this at the first parking area and trail.
The gray layers are mudstone, siltstone, and shale formed from sediments deposited on an ancient river floodplain. The black layers are manganese nodules or manganese stains. The red layers are ancient soil profiles (laterites) that formed on floodplain deposits. Surface weathering relatively quickly breaks down these rocks into a clay-rich surface coating that easily erodes during summer flashfloods and/or winter storms.
I took this shot yesterday at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. As there were only a few people, I could climb around the open-air enclosure a bit to look for the best shooting position. Although colour and focus are ok, it's the intensity of the eyes I like most about the picture.
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.