Saturday, January 20, 2018

"Nargiza - high contrast"...


A high-contrast study of this portrait of Nargiza draws the attention to her eyes and facial features. This is one of those portraits that the details are few but draw your attention.

Photo # 91219_ks20165c2bwnoir2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, January 15, 2018

"Slanted Angles"...


Classic Porsche models still catch the eye and increase the heart rate.

Porsche 930 'slantnose' at Porsche PCA Palooza 2017.
Photo # KSA_0941c2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Saturday, January 13, 2018

"Winged Hunter"...


The red-tailed hawk is one of our more common buteos. It averages a 50" wingspan and its primary prey are rodents.

Juvenile Eastern Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. 12/31/2017.
Photo # KSA_4227a. This photograph is not cropped.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Sizing Up in Flight"...


An immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) trying to impress an adult (left) in flight with its wingspan. Adults average 7-foot wingspans. This adult was actually chasing-off the younger eagle from its hunting grounds. Adults gain full adult plumage at around five years, which includes white head and tail feathers, yellow beak and eyes.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. January 6, 2018.
This photograph is cropped as they were about 1/2 mile away.
Photo # KSA_5069c.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

"Vantage Point"...


This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) found an ideal vantage point to scan the horizon for prey. This was actually a challenging photograph due to the thick foliage between myself and this raptor. I had to gain some trust from the eagle as I positioned myself to photograph through the dense foliage. There are areas of this photograph that appear soft-focused due to the foliage blocking the full view. Hope you enjoy.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. January 6, 2018.
Photo # KSA_4980bwc.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

"Gauging the Past"...


A vintage dashboard shows the intricate design of the speedometer. It's no surprise that new designs are using design from past eras where simplicity was key.

Photo # IMG_5925cbw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.