IN­SPI­RA­TIONS

Stun­ning im­agery from the world of Canon pho­tog­ra­phy

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01 FLIGHT BY BASTIEN RIU

French pho­tog­ra­pher Bastien Riu cap­tured the ti­tle of Na­ture Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year 2018 with this fan­tas­tic la­dy­bird photo. Tech­ni­cally ac­com­plished in terms of com­po­si­tion, sharp­ness and light­ing, more than any­thing else it shows Riu’s ex­pertly honed eye – and the fact that great na­ture shots can be cap­tured at home, not just in ex­otic lands or far-flung lo­cales. Lens Un­known 150mm f/2.8 Ex­po­sure 1/8000 sec, f/5, ISO125

02 KILLER WHALE IN PO­LAR NIGHT BY AUDUN RIKARDSEN

This shot de­picts the sheer scale and majesty of a sub­merged killer whale. The com­ple­men­tary colours of the fad­ing golden hour and the Bom­bay Sap­phire sea­wa­ter cre­ate won­der­ful vi­brance and es­tab­lish the fo­cal point of the im­age, with the Canon EOS-1D X’s dy­namic range en­sur­ing that all the de­tails are cap­tured. Lens Canon ef 11-24mm f/4l usm Ex­po­sure 1/250 sec, f/5, iso3200

03 MEET­ING POINT BY BENCE MATÉ

Look­ing like it was staged on a prosce­nium, you couldn’t have posed this more per­fectly if you were work­ing with trained per­for­mance an­i­mals! Pho­tog­ra­phers are of­ten so wor­ried about “los­ing de­tail in the whites,” but the al­most-over­ex­posed and near-monochro­matic im­age that Maté has pro­duced is a mas­ter­stroke of com­po­si­tion and ex­po­sure. Lens Canon ef 200mm f/2l is usm Ex­po­sure 1/2500 sec, f/3.5, iso3200

04 CATCH­ING FRUITS BY MARC COSTERMANS

Again demon­strat­ing that great na­ture pho­tog­ra­phy can hap­pen any­where, from Ban­ga­lore to your back gar­den, this won­der­ful shot shows that it’s al­ways worth hav­ing your eyes open and your cam­era ready. A snappy shut­ter speed froze the hun­gry and twitchy squir­rel, with a lovely bit of rim light­ing pro­vided by the am­bi­ent sun­light. Lens Canon ef 200-400mm f/4l is usm ext Ex­po­sure 1/250 sec, f/9, iso800

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