RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137

Snowy Harvest mouse with slight contrast adjust.



Taken with Nikon D500 & Sigma 105mm

Taken with Nikon D500 & Sigma 105mm
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34 Comments | Report
beckyreding
 
beckyreding August 07, 2017
OH MY GOODNESS, AUTOMATIC SMILE MAKER! GREAT CAPTURE!!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 August 08, 2017
Thank you for your kind words.
traceystanway
 
traceystanway August 08, 2017
WOW! couldn't find an award good enough for this shot. amazing, well done.
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 August 10, 2017
Thank you, You are very kind.
jonwarren
 
jonwarren August 08, 2017
This is such a fantastic capture. You really caught the emotion in the mouse's face. Congrats!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 August 10, 2017
Thank you, You are very kind.
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole August 13, 2017
Aww .....so cute! Amazing capture! Thanks for joining my challenge!! : )
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 August 14, 2017
Thank you, So glad you like it.
iluv2shoot
 
iluv2shoot August 18, 2017
What a beautiful capture this is! Fantastic shot :)
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 August 18, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words.
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons September 04, 2017
Show stopper
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 October 03, 2017
Thank you so much.
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 October 04, 2017
Amazing shot! :-) well done!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 October 04, 2017
Thank you :)
Bookins
 
Bookins October 04, 2017
Fabulous, a photo which made me stop and look again. Well done!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 October 04, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. Encouragement like this drives me forward.
beverlymay
 
beverlymay October 06, 2017
Just a little magical I must say. Thank you, reminds me of my childhood wallpaper of all things lol. From Australia with love.
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 October 06, 2017
Thank you so much, Your comment made me smile.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 06, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 18, 2017
Thank you so much, Your words Drive me to do more.
Ripplinwaters
 
Ripplinwaters October 31, 2017
Brought favorite children’s stories, christmases and so much more to mind. Totally evocative, delicate magic!!
RichardAdams137
 
RichardAdams137 November 15, 2017
Thank you to everyone who has commented/Awarded/Liked my Harvest Mouse, It inspires me to do more & try harder. Everyone’s kind words really moves me, and I can’t thank you enough.
Ripplinwaters
 
Ripplinwaters November 17, 2017
Very happy to see that you won! I adore this shot! If I had cash I’d ask if it was for sale !!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 17, 2017
I have to say, Cloud 9 doesn't come close to how I'm feeling at this moment in time.
adamibbotson
 
adamibbotson November 17, 2017
Wow, this is just amazing!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 17, 2017
Thank you for your beautiful comment.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 17, 2017
Wonderful, whimsical image! Congrats on your contest win! :)
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 17, 2017
Thank you for your beautiful comment, The contest win has certainly made my day.
emacdonald
 
emacdonald November 18, 2017
congratulations...a beauty!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 18, 2017
Thank you so much, winning is the cherry on the cake after Photographing the beautiful little guys.
michaelmarcoux PRO+
 
michaelmarcoux November 18, 2017
an absolutely magical shot, love it. A well deserved win.
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 18, 2017
Thank you,It was a Magical moment. :)
Cintography
 
Cintography November 18, 2017
Love it, congratulations!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 18, 2017
Thank you, I loved taking it.
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 November 19, 2017
Lovely image.
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 19, 2017
Thank you Paula.
cdhollingsworth PRO+
 
cdhollingsworth November 20, 2017
Wow -- that is one of the best photos I've seen. I LOVE it.
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 20, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. :)
kcaldwellpulver
 
kcaldwellpulver November 24, 2017
I am in love with this picture!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 November 24, 2017
I am so happy that it brings you enjoyment. Thank you. :)
RichardAdams137
 
RichardAdams137 December 07, 2017
Ladies & Gentlemen, I thank each and every one of you that have Commented,Sent messages of encouragement, Liked and/or awarded my images. I take photos for my pleasure, and to discover that they also bring pleasure & smiles to so many others it fills me with so much pride. and for that, I cannot Thank you enough.
AutumnWind
 
AutumnWind January 14, 2018
This is such a fantastic capture in so many ways. Congratulations on a work of art!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 January 14, 2018
Thank you so much for this lovely comment, They are all very much appreciated.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake January 16, 2018
Wonderful !
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 January 18, 2018
Thank you for your kind comment :)
Snooky
 
Snooky February 16, 2018
Absolutely Stunnnnning
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 February 19, 2018
Thank you for your lovely comment.
LauraMK PRO+
 
LauraMK February 19, 2018
Simply amazing, this shot is truly stunning. Really really love it !!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 February 19, 2018
Thank you for your lovely comment, I’m so pleased you and others enjoy it as much I did taking it.
robinwolstenholme55
 
robinwolstenholme55 February 26, 2018
Breathtaking
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 01, 2018
Thank you, I really enjoyed photographing them.
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre March 04, 2018
So amazing~great shot!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 01, 2018
Thank you, I really enjoyed photographing them.
Stellaspace PRO+
 
Stellaspace March 09, 2018
beautiful
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 01, 2018
Thank you, I really enjoyed photographing them.
mmfisk
 
mmfisk March 11, 2018
This is so deserving. Fantastic shot. Congrats!!!!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 01, 2018
Thank you, They really are beautiful creatures. I really enjoyed photographing them.
gbernhard
 
gbernhard April 02, 2018
Truly enchanting!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 02, 2018
Thank you. :-)
Julesm2012 PRO
 
Julesm2012 April 02, 2018
This truly is a magical shot , congratulations on capturing it , it made me smile xx
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 03, 2018
Thank you for your very kind words. :)
marniebee
 
marniebee April 09, 2018
So beautiful!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 April 09, 2018
Thank you, All these wonderful comments are what pushes me to look for shots like these.
LynnFarrell
 
LynnFarrell May 02, 2018
Spectacular!!!
RichardAdams137
RichardAdams137 May 03, 2018
Thank you Lynn. :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken after I was tipped off about a Harvest Mouse nest being found in the South West of England.
Time
I arrived in position early morning after a four hour drive, I got settled in position for a long wait, and was rewarded early Afternoon.
Lighting
This shot was taken under natural lighting conditions.
Equipment
I was carrying both my Nikon D7100 and Nikon D500, Considering the light & Subject I was immediately drawn to my Nikon D500, and the size of Harvest Mouse I was faced with, my first choice was my Sigma 105mm f2.8 dedicated macro lens. It was shot hand held because a tripod simply wouldn’t have been practical.
Inspiration
I have a bucket list of shots I wanted to take and have collect a lot of contacts that help me scout locations, It was a call out of the blue from someone discovering a nest site, but wasn’t sure if it was active, I immediately packed my equipment ready for the journey. My only thing I would have changed about the shoot...A hard weatherproof case! as I must have experienced every season in just that relatively short moment.
Editing
I always shoot in RAW and this occasion was no different, so when I sat down to check what processing needed doing, I was more than pleased when I only needed to adjust the contrast slightly, hence why I added it to the title.
In my camera bag
My ‘Normal’ bag content I must start with my two Nikon bodies a D500 & D7100, one day I will replace my D7100 with a Full Frame body but in the meantime it’ll stay in my bag as an emergency 2nd. Onwards to my lenses, I have to start with the 70-200mm f2.8, this is my main go-to lens for everyday no plan shoots, alongside this I have my Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro and Nikon 35mm lens, these two have gotten me out of so many scrapes & deep holes that they deserve medals, The Sigma 105mm is so sharp, there are thoughts that you could actually cut yourself.
Feedback
The only advice I can give to anyone wanting to capture similar is planning & Contacts, Reach our to nature groups that are not only in your immediate area, but in the areas that you are happy to travel out to. Draw expanded rings on a map with you being at the centre, colourcode(Importance) and note the times/distance of the rings, That way, if a message or sighting pops up, you will know at a glance and be ready at a moments notice, as the window of opportunity can close as quickly as it opens and Patience, lots and lots of patience, be prepared for every eventuality (and Weather!), also, if it doesn’t happen (and sometimes it doesn’t), don’t get disheartening, we live to fight(and shoot) another day!

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