A few months ago I was lucky enough to have one of my photos chosen in the Top Oil Calendar competition for 2009. Well the calendars arrived recently along with a nicely framed copy of above photograph and a nice voucher which found a new home quite quickly!
Check out all the photos in the 2009 calendar. I must say the printed versions of some of them didn’t do them justice. I recently printed quite a few photos and thought they came out a lot darker than expected. It looks like the same thing happened for these calendars. Printing digital photos seems to be a bit hit and miss when it comes to the brightness and colours or is it just me?
These birds were perched up high in El Jem Coliseum in Tunisia and were jostling each other around for space. I took this shot after waiting for them to make another move.
Another bird from the time I got the last panning bird shot.
I’m getting that shot printed on canvas from Funk’d Online, who are based in Cork, along with this shot from a Roaring Forties gig. I’m looking forward to seeing what they look like at 24X36. It’s probably too late now to order from Funk’d for Christmas but I’ll post about the results when I get them.
On Saturday, John kindly loaned me his 75-300 IS lens until he gets his own DSLR. This is one of my first efforts using this lens which I took at the Lough in Cork. It’s looking great at this time of year so I will probably head back there again soon.
Two birds who flew away as soon as I had taken the photo so I couldn’t get another shot.