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Meet Wally


Time to introduce the new member to our household, meet Wally.

We rescued Wally from a busy two-lane road he was wandering right down the middle of, against the rush hour traffic. No collar, no Micro-chip and the all-clear from our vets resulted in us keeping him. Our vet (and a few other people) think he was probably abandoned either because he’s not small and cute anymore (well at 7 months old, I still think he is!) or a failed Hunter’s Dog. Although getting better, both scenarios are still common in Portugal.

Expect to see a lots of photos, he’s a very willing (sometimes) model and great for practice snapping. Here are some photos against the back-lit sunrise this morning.

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Wally in the morning sun

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Backlit Short Eared Owl


This photo of a Shortie is taken into the Sunrise. It wasn’t too long after the sun had come above the tree line (just to the right of shot). The camera’s light meter is taking it’s reading from the light around the Owl. The light shinning through it’s wings was very bright which results in the camera underexposing the Owl add that to the -1 stop of exposure I had dialled in making the shot even darker and giving this backlit effect. Of course, post editing in Lightroom was needed to give the final effect.

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Backlit Shortie - D810, AF-S 500mm f/4 with TC-14III @ 700mm, f/5.6, ISO3600, 1/800sec - {Flickr Link}