Fred Shabec's Posts

Japanese Garden in Ireland

  • June 26, 2013

Man made water path that you can walk on the rocks along the water. Taken at the Japanese Garden in Kildare, Ireland.   Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 28-135mm Lens at 33mm, ISO-320, f/5.6, 1/100 shutter speed.



  • June 24, 2013

A small creek along one of the trails at Multnomah Falls. A wonderful place to go see. Taken with a Canon 40D, Canon 18-55mm lens at 48mm, ISO-400, f/5.6, 1/200 shutter speed. You also might want to check on a photographer friend of mine Colleen Kinsey who visited this location while on her Pacific Northwest Road trip.



  • June 22, 2013

A wonderful sunset taken near Rantoul, IL   Taken with a Canon 40D, Canon 18-55mm lens at 32mm, ISO-400, f/22, 1/100 shutter speed.


Lockheed SR71A

  • June 20, 2013

Lockheed SR-71A "Blackbird" a long range strategic reconnaissance aircraft. Taken at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH   Taken with a Olympus C740UZ camera at 6mm, ISO-200, f/2.8, 1/8 shutter speed.


Boat Docks

  • June 18, 2013

Set of boat docks taken in Seattle, WA.   Taken with a Canon 40D, Canon 18-55mm at 18mm, ISO-400, f/13, 1/400 shutter speed. Processed with Lightroom 4, and Nik Color effects 4.  


House Sparrow

  • June 16, 2013

House Sparrow feeding on a plant growing on the street.   Taken with a Canon 7d, Canon 100-400mm at 400mm, ISO-400, f/8, 1/250 shutter speed, using a Canon 550ex speedlight for fill in flash.


Family Dispute

  • June 14, 2013

While photographing some birds around the house, I had two House Sparrows land in front of me fighting, so I started taking pictures. They where moving in circles during the fight so fast I thought had nothing good until  I reviewed the pictures, and I found I got the shot below, finding out the female had bitten the male in the face and would not let him go. As soon as she let him go he flew away with her still yelling at him.


Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

  • June 12, 2013

While at O'Hare airport photographing aircraft landing I always like to look up to see if there is anything interesting flying by at high altitude, and I saw a large contrail and took this shot:   I didn't get the shot while it was overhead due to I was taking a picture of a United Airlines 787 landing at O'Hare. To get a better idea the size of this aircraft here is a shot of a Dreamlifter at the Rockford Airshow 2012:  


Aer Lingus

  • June 10, 2013

Aer Lingus A330 landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport runway 10L.   Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm Lens at 400mm, ISO-200, f/8, 1/640 shutter speed.


Brown Headed Cowbird

  • June 8, 2013

A Brown Headed Cowbird taken at Hollows Park in Crystal Lake, IL   Taken with a Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm lens at 400mm, ISO-100, f/5.6, 1/160 shutter speed.