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Artists of APN: plumita1

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 20, 2018, 6:00 AM
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Hello and welcome to an interview series that will introduce you to the artists of Animals, Plants and Nature Photography - with a touch of Macro-Nature - here, at AnimalsPlantsNature! We are excited to be bringing you an interview with a well-known photographer, to get a closer look at her photography and the thoughts behind the amazing photos she shares with the DeviantArt community: plumita1

Enjoy the interview!

Best Mom Ever by plumita1

Before we get started, please take a moment to introduce yourself and talk a bit about how you got introduced to the world of photography.

In modification of a song written by John Miles I can affirm that photography was my first love and it will be my last. I took my first photos when I was about nine years old, using a very simple click and done camera, without any thematic focus. Soon I upgraded my poor tool and started focusing on plants and animals.

Colors of Spring by plumita1Exciting news by plumita1

Your gallery is filled with colorful shots of all kinds of nature subjects. If you had to name a favorite, which would it be and why?

My name says it all, Plumita is the spanish word for little feather. I adore birds, they are my absolute number one.

Sitting in the sun by plumita1What's next? by plumita1

What kind of photography has proven to be the most challenging to you?

Photographing animals I never use flashes, so for me it is the available light photography.

Hello everyone! by plumita1The First Preening by plumita1

Where and how do you find your photography subjects; do you already know what you want to photograph and how, or is it more a matter of what you see in the moment?

Indoors and outdoors, mostly immersed in the wild. Sometimes the desired picture already exists in my mind, or I rely on surprises taking advantage of opportunities.

She's the Best by plumita1

In the photo above, it looks like the duckling is riding along on the back of mother duck. Can you tell us a little about the story behind this photo?

This picture is a real rarity, because unlike swans or grebes, for example, mallards don't like to have the ducklings sitting on their back. In this case, one of the babies, ignoring the rules, decided to give it a try, three times (!), slipping off after five seconds, because of mother duck's shaking moves.

Deeply sad by plumita1

Life in nature to animals is often about survival; the photo above shows us a duck family who've just suffered the loss of two babies. It is a shot that evokes emotion, but a different photographer would have chosen a sensational action shot that depicts the buzzard attack. What made you decide to go for this choice?

This is exactly my goal - trying to "evoke emotion". I'm not interested in reflecting the cruel facets of nature.

Little gourmet by plumita1Still beautiful by plumita1

Do you have a favorite season during which you prefer to go out and photograph?

Oh, yes, I prefer spring as it's exploding with new life.

Slipped by plumita1Flying nut with Hatch by plumita1

You have photographed both domesticated animals and wild animals; what would you say are the most significant differences between photographing animals that are used to people, and those unfamiliar with people?

Generally, domesticated animals aren't afraid of the photographer, they don't run away or fly away and you can train them to do things or to pose. They are "available", you don't need to spend hours waiting and hoping to find them. If the photo sesssion does not bring the results you want you can try it again next day. Things like good luck, patience and coincidence become more important when it comes to photographing wild animals.

Sit down with me! by plumita1Place of honor by plumita1

Could you tell us about one of your most memorable moments while photographing wild animals?

It was horrifying. I was photographing fledglings of blue tits and suddenly appeared a jay grabbing one of them. I'll never forget those cries. I felt so helpless.

Food express by plumita1Splish splash by plumita1

Can you talk us through your standard pack when you go out to photograph in nature?

Canon EOS 7D, tripod and various lenses.

Is the coast clear? by plumita1Are you a paparazzo? by plumita1

In closing, do you have any tips for aspiring photographers?

Patience, patience, patience and never give up!

Now for a feature of plumita1's work!

Come in and enjoy! by plumita1How to make a ribbon by plumita1
Hurry up - we're being watched! by plumita1
The cutest nuthatch ever by plumita1Levitation by plumita1
Let's have fun! by plumita1
Little gardener by plumita1On the way to paradise by plumita1
Happy birdie by plumita1
Bleeding Ufo by plumita1Red Passion by plumita1

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I was honored to speak to plumita1 about themselves and their photography.

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plumita1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
Thank you so much for highlighting my work and my thoughts! :iconmuchsignplz: :iconflowerthnxplz:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course! Thank YOU for taking the time to talk to me :tighthug:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018   Writer
Brilliant interview! :D
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
I adore plumita1's work :love:
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Wonderful feature! Plumata is one of my favorite photographers!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
plumita1 is one of my favorites too! I was so happy and honored that she wanted to do this interview :heart:
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