Bird Pattern In Ice

I am cleaning up some of my old backup drives, eliminating duplicate files and just generally deleting unnecessary files. And in the process, I also found interesting files to post here. I liked ice images I recently saw on Stephen Gingold Nature Photography Blog. I found a series of ice images from about 10+ years ago. So I thought I would post some here. The featured image was a 2 shot pano captured with a Canon 70-300mm DO lens @ 300mm, aligned & blended in Photoshop. Also the featured image was photographed in early morning cooler light. It reminded me of a Bird with the beak to the left.

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Multi-Image Staggered Ice focus stack @ 300mm, 1.4x Teleconverter

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Lower Section of “bird” Ice Montage @ 235mm

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Ice Detail @ 300mm

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Ice Patterns @ 300mm

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Ice Patterns @ 300mm

 

Adding Color To Ice

When I was photographing ice years ago I tried using a circular polarizer filter to pull out more detail in the clear ice. I was surprised when I also got rainbow colors in the ice. Thought it was interesting and added interest to the clear ice.

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Rising Sun Backlighting Ice

As I was photographing Ice Bubbles close to the shoreline, I noticed a little further out the sun was giving the ice a nice warm glow. I had forgotten to bring my Polarizing Filter to add some color to the ice, so the warm sun added some color. So I picked an area to shoot a multi shot panorama showing texture and the warm color from the sun.

Snow Ice Storm Here in the Northeast

On Saturday we had a snow storm which turned into freezing rain in the evening. The next day as I was clearing the driveway I noticed the ice was glowing in the trees above me, so I took a break and got a camera to take a few photos to post here.

Polarized Ice

Photographing ice over the weekend and found this piece of ice on a small branch in the water. We tried a few shots and then noticed that adding a polarizing filter added a rainbow of colors in the ice. It might be a little overdone, but I thought it was still interesting. Sometimes you just have to experiment and try different ways to photograph your subjects. You never know what you might come up with. Canon EOS 1D MkIV with Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DO lens.

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Leaf above Ice

Going over files from last year and found this one. When the weather starts getting colder, I like looking for interesting ice patterns in streams or along lakes and hopefully with an item in the composition for a focal point.  I found this leaf stuck in a small twig above this ice formation. I liked the early morning low sun backlighting the leaf, adding warmth, highlighting textures & patterns in the ice. Photographed with a Canon Eos 1D MkIII with a Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM @ 300mm, 1/100 @ f/8, ISO 400. I also used High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop to help bring out details & textures in the ice and leaf.

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