Beautiful Sunset at the end of Ramadan

My black Estrella 250 and the sunset, taken 23 May 2020

Brothers & sisters…, yesterday was the last day of Ramadan month. The weather was so great all day, I decided to have an afternoon ride and if all possible to take some photographs of sunset. I arrived a little early at the spot which I thought could be the best place to photograph the sunset. Not a problem, I took time to have some shots of me & my black bike, the lovely Estrella 250.

This photograph was taken just before sunset, using tripod and timer obviously, ISO 400, f/2.8, 26 mm, 1/250 sec.
While waiting for the sunset I took photo of myself & my black classic bike. ISO 400, f/2.8, 26 mm, 1/250 sec.

Just after I finished taking some shots of myself and my bike, I noticed some Kawasaki W175 riders arrived for photo taking too. Kawasaki W175 is the little brother of my black Estrella 250, which is now called W250.

A group of Kawasaki W175 riders came to enjoy sunset

After a brief chats, I started to take some shots of the beautiful sunset. Using my bike and myself as a foreground, I am happy with the stunning results. Here they are:

All of the above photographs were taken using my Canon D77 DSLR camera with Sigma 17-50mm 1:2.8 lens and a tripod. Camera setting aperture priority, 17 mm focal letgh, ISO 200, f/14. 

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Bird Photography – White-headed Munia (Emprit Bondol)

Brothers & Sisters…, semakin hari saya kok semakin senang dengan fotografy, terutama fotografy alam (nature photography) termasuk di dalamnya foto pemandangan, flora dan fauna. Pagi kemarin saat jalan-jalan pagi bersama anjing kecil saya, sengaja saya membawa kamera. Maksud hati mau memotret matahari yang sedang terbit, tetapi ternyata saya agak kesiangan, keindahan alam di langit timur sana sudah kurang menarik. Tetapi beruntung ada beberapa ekor burung pipit kepala putih yang hinggap di pohon Flamboyan. Maka saya segera ambil beberapa foto sebelum pipit cantik tersebut pergi.

Alam memberikan keindahan nya setiap saat dan setiap waktu, hanya saja kita sering melewatkannya begitu saja. Saat saya bisa mengabadikan alam dalam menggunakan kamera saya, rasanya membawa kenikmatan tersendiri. Untuk memotret burung kecil seperti pipit ini gampang-gampang susah. Burung ini termasuk aktif bergerak, jadi kita mesti atur kamera dengan benar supaya mendapatkan foto yang bagus.

Kamera saya set dengan mode aperture priority, karena masih pagi pencahayaan masih kurang, saya gunakan ISO 1600. Saya set aperture di nilai terendah, saya menggunakan lensa 70-300mm dan karena subject foto (burung pipit) agak jauh saya gunakan lensa terpanjang yaitu 300mm dan aperture terendah adalah f/5.6. Kenapa saya gunakan aperture terendah? Karena saya ingin mendapatkan fokus yang baik pada subject foto (burung saja), sedangkan background & foreground out of focus tidak masalah.

Dengan pengaturan seperti di atas, karena saya menggunakan aperture priority maka shutter speed akan diataur oleh kamera secara otomatis. Saya bisa melihat dari dalam kamera / viewfinder shutter speed nya 1/4000 detik. Sangat cepat dan dapat membekukan gerakan burung / hasilnya tidak akan blur. Menggunkan kecepatan tinggi penting untuk foto burung yang aktif bergerak. Untuk fokus nya saya mengarahkan ke kepala terutama area mata, saya senang kalau hasil foto matanya terlihat fokus.

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Photography – Flying turtledove

This bird was sitting on the roof but when I tried to photograph it, it flew away. Lucky to have some shots while it is flying.

This is why I keep my camera setting on rapid fire mode, whe subject move unexpected I still get a chance to shoot it.

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Photography – Lizard having breakfast

This morning I was fortunate to see this Lizard eating a cocroach. I saw it chased the cocroach on the ground, then quickly ran to the tree with its mouth full. I quickly grabbed my camera and fire some shots.

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Photography – Lizard

This small lizard has been around in my front yard for quite a while. I took these photographs yesterday. It is a very cute animal actually, it changes color of its skin to hide itself from being seen.

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Photography – the morning Sun

This morning the Sun looks so pretty, behind the thin cloud the Sun looks like a bright white plate. I love the rich colors of the sky so beautiful.

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Nature Photography – Butterfly

I am happy to see these two Butterlies chasing each other before finally landed to flowers for breakfast.

Photograhed using Canon 77D, Canon 70-300mm lens, aperture priority, continues auto focus.

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