Posts Tagged ‘macro’

Why I shoot: the joys of photography

Friday, October 9th, 2009

A quick thought just popped into my head about how much I enjoy proving to people that they are photogenic… not models, of course, but every day people… I started with friends and family and quickly learned that with the right lighting and angles, people truly are transformed. But the real fun comes with showing them the shot, right on the camera and seeing their faces light up. That is some powerful stuff, seeing someone change the way they see themselves right before your eyes. They also know that since they’re seeing it right after it was shot that no manipulation has taken place…

The other real joy comes with “seeing” the minutiae and finding beauty in the mundane, both of which have been greatly enhanced by my beloved macro lens, the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. The katydid shots below are a prime example.


Drumming Katydid

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Drumming Katydid (Meconema Thalassinum)

Drumming Katydid (Meconema Thalassinum)

Well, once again I’ve let being busy get in the way of my blogging.  This has to be a quickie, as I have an appointment to get to…  Short version:  I found a drumming katydid (Meconema Thalassinum) on the ceiling of our front porch the other day.  I brought her in and made a cozy mason jar condo for her and went to plotting how best to capture her likeness.

The next day I let her out and she immediately took to the gorgeous bouquet of flowers my husband had brought home.  Wind and lack of colorful flowers marred our outdoor shoot, but the images in the kitchen window light turned out great.  More to come – I’ll post a link when I get the gallery up on PhotoShelter.

In the mean time, there are lots of other new galleries posted!

EXIF:  Nikon D700 | 1/250 s | f/9.0 | ISO 320 | Nikon AF-S Micro VR 105mm f/2.8


Ladybug vs. Aphid, Death Match on Wheat

Saturday, June 20th, 2009
A ladybug eats an aphid while sitting on a seed head of spring wheat

Ladybug eating an aphid on a spring wheat seed head.


Happy autumn

Friday, October 24th, 2008

EXIF: Nikon D300 | 1/40 | f/4.5 | 105 mm | ISO 800 | -1/3 EV


trapped

Friday, October 12th, 2007

A honey bee is hopelessly ensnared in a pumpkin spider’s web.