Macro Friday (and Best Shot Friday)

July 02, 2010
Several weeks ago (or maybe it was just a week ago), Pioneer Woman held one of her photo challenges…this one was “bug” related. As much as I love a photo challenge, I still feel a tad bit intimidated to enter my photos into her competition because there are so many talented photographers that enter. Can you tell I’m working on my confidence? However, as a result of that challenge, I became fascinated with photographing bugs…especially bees. I don’t necessarily want to get too close to bees (thus the reason I now own a macro lens), but I think there hold...
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Macro Friday

June 25, 2010
I’m excited to share this shot with you today for Macro Friday…not necessarily because it’s a great Macro shot (although if you tell me it is, I’ll take it), but because I love the artistic natural beauty of the shot…the colors, the raindrops, the berries in the background. Sure, I added a slight texture, but I loved this shot before I even took it. ISO 200, 105 mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec.Before I leave for the weekend (my husband tells me we’re going to wine country), I should thank In a Yellow House for the Outstanding Blogger award. I hope you’re...
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POTW Thursday: Summer

June 24, 2010
This week’s POTW theme is SUMMER. I really struggled with this week’s theme because I feel like summer has just begun…that, and I don’t get to really enjoy my summer until July when we go on vacation. I also envy all the fun pool and sprinkler shots from my photography friends with children.Nonetheless, I started scrolling through some of the photos I took over the weekend to find something that said “summer.” Dragonflies say “summer,” right? I took the shot below by leaning into a fountain at the Rose Garden to get a closer shot – I...
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Macro Friday

June 18, 2010
As you know, I’ve slowly been following TWOpeasinabucket’s Photography Course for a few weeks now. We’re now on Week 7 (oops, I missed Week 6 – I’ll come back to that one later) and this week’s lesson was shooting in the great outdoors with specific regard to macro photography. “When outdoors, we must consider not only the amount of the light and its color, but also the direction of the light, the intensity of the light and how the surrounding atmosphere affects the light.” So, this week’s challenge was to experiment with macro mode. I...
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