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Osprey in flight

This bird in flight was captured at Healesville Sanctuary, using the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lens on a 1.4x teleconverter on a Sony A7RV. The lens was at f/8, and this was shot at 1/2000, ISO 800. I am still learning how to use the A7RV to photograph birds in flight – I wonder …
PositivityJan 30, 2023

Kangaroo goes “hmm”

This was taken at Healesville Sanctuary, using the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lens wide open at 192mm on a Sony A7RV at 1/2000, ISO 800. I used the new Animal / Bird AF and I’m quite happy with the accuracy of the focus and the level of detail picked up. This image is slightly …
PositivityJan 28, 2023

Reflected art

Where does the artwork begin, and where does it end?
Chris ThamJan 27, 2023

Focus on Flowers

The State Rose Garden is maintained by a group of hard-working volunteers. I am working out the strengths and weaknesses of the new auto-focus on the Sony A7RV. It’s extraordinary when it recognises subjects, but what about when it doesn’t? I headed to the Rose Garden with two objectives: to try out Insect AF on …
PositivityJan 11, 2023

Butterflies in focus

If you wanted to test insect eye auto-focus, represented in the A7RV’s menus by a butterfly, how could you resist visiting the Butterfly House at Melbourne Zoo? (Well, if you live thousands of kilometres from Melbourne, I guess you have an excellent excuse!) Not all of these images were focussed on the butterfly’s eyes, but …
PositivityJan 5, 2023

An ibis coming in to land

I am trying out the auto-focus in the new Sony A7RV, and finding it very good. These two images were shot when I was walking through Melbourne Zoo, and happening to look up. There are a number of ibis nesting in the palm trees in the Zoo (they are not officially part of the Zoo, …
PositivityJan 2, 2023
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Series: Vivid 2022

ByByChris ThamJun 1, 20221 min read
Vivid Sydney is an annual festival that celebrated its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses art, innovation and technology and features a set of light installations scattered around the city.

Series: Japan 2008-2018 Retrospective

ByByChris ThamAug 8, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles featuring photographs taken across several trips to Japan spanning 2008-2018.

Series: USA Film Retrospective

ByByChris ThamJul 1, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles featuring photographs mainly taken in 1990s using a variety of film cameras, ranging from compact cameras such as the Canon Sure Shot to SLRs such as the Pentax PZ-70.

Series: Reflections

ByByChris ThamMay 26, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles that feature reflections, or sometimes the absence of reflection.

Series: The Dams of Greater Sydney

ByByChris ThamMay 1, 20211 min read
This is a series of articles exploring the network of dams that provide water to Sydney.

Series: Exploring our 5km bubble

ByByChris ThamOct 19, 20202 min read
This is a series of articles on images captured within a 5 km radius from our house in Sydney, Australia. On 2 August 2020, a state of disaster was declared in Victoria due to the significant rise in COVID19 cases, and stage 4 restrictions were imposed on metropolitan Melbourne. As part of these restrictions, during …

Series: Floriade 2020

ByByChris ThamOct 15, 20201 min read
In 2020, Floriade has been reimagined (due to COVID-19) with the celebration moving from its traditional home in Commonwealth Park to bloom across Canberra.

Series: Celebrating 21 years of Digital Photography

ByByChris ThamJun 17, 202010 min read
This is the first of a new series of articles celebrating a selection of photographs taken in the last 21 years, from the very first digital camera we purchased in 1999 (a Kodak DC-220) to the current portfolio of cameras that we use daily. Join us over the next few weeks as we trace a personal journey following the evolution of digital photography from infancy to the amazing camera technology available today.

Series: A Quiet Sydney

ByByChris ThamMar 26, 20201 min read
This is a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

Series: Sydney Open Day 2019

ByByChris ThamDec 23, 20191 min read
Sydney Open is a weekend long celebration of architecture and exploring Sydney’s most inspiring and significant buildings and spaces.

Series: Events

ByByChris ThamMay 1, 20191 min read
This is a series of articles featuring artistic and photography related events that we have attended.

Series: General

ByByChris ThamApr 1, 20191 min read
This is a series of general photography articles.

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