August, 2011 Archives

52-8 – Blossoms and OJ

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August 27th, 2011 Permalink

After the little bits of Irene passed us by, we had a lovely overcast afternoon, which made for some fun outdoor shooting. The 2nd & 3rd shots are today’s.

Blossoms and cracks
Hurricane Debris

52-7 – Grass Swirls, Spider Close-up, and more

August 21st, 2011 Permalink

This is a bit of a grab-bag of pics today, since I managed to get off my butt and shoot a few times. The spider shot was using a reverse-mounted lens technique where you take a normal camera/lens setup and then using an adapter, mount another lens onto the one that is already on the camera. The result is a very high magnification, but it is a challenge to get decent shots. I’m not thrilled with this one, but it’s also a pretty good start. The ‘Grass Swirls’ are from around the neighborhood, and the frogs and grasshopper are from the NCBG.

Reverse-mounted attempt #5
Grass Swirls
Frog and Lily Pads
Frog by the bend

52-6 – Roots

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August 14th, 2011 Permalink

I’ve shot these roots before, but I wanted to take another try at a particular group of them tonight. I wanted to exaggerate the length of them, so I got up nice and close, but there was too little light for me to close down the aperture as far as I wanted. This was the best shot, but I’m still not 100% thrilled with it.


52-5 – Spiky Caterpillar

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August 8th, 2011 Permalink

Spikey Caterpillar