Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Interesting Choice

May 17th, 2011 - Day 137

Saw this little guy today and I ran back inside  to get my camera, crossing my fingers he would still be there.  Thankfully, he was, but that was the easy part.  The hard part was the fact that it was SO windy outside.  Try using your macro to shoot something so small when it is so windy...all you get is blur and I WAS using a tripod.  So yeah, I took over a hundred shots and this was the best that came out.  It is still somewhat blurry and not as crisp as I would like, but I did the best I could with the conditions I was given. 

May 17th, 2011 - Day 137
Truthfully, I never get tired of photographing insects with my macro.  Although flowers might look prettier with the macro, there is something cool about seeing an insect up close.  Hell, I wish I had a better macro so I could get even closer.  For now, what I have works awesome and I wish that there were more interesting insects (outside, of course) that I could photograph around here.  I believe I have done bees, ladybugs, and a fly, but that is about it that I can remember.

But what about you, what do you prefer pictures of - insects or flowers?


Miss Sassy Pants said...

I think it's pretty darn good given the weather. I dig how you can see the texture of the leaf - the veins and the difference in greens. I like close ups of insects, things we normally try hard not to look at. I like this little guy's spots. It looks like he has a little shell on top - there's a definite ridge there. So this little guy, is he ok to be on out plants or is he eating them?

Miss Sassy Pants said...

By the way, I like pictures of both. They're so different - how can you choose? Both, shot with the macro, you get to see the tiniest of details that you can't appreciate otherwise. Sure, the insects are a bit ickier while the flowers are pretty, but still, both are super cool to see up close.

laura b. said...

I am always amazed by texture I wasn't aware of made visible in the macro photos.
I like flowers, insects, inanimate obejects even! I like seeing anything in a new way.

By the way, what sort of bug is that...some sort of caterpillar?

Churlita said...

I love flowers, but I'm a bug person. I think they're fascinating. Nice shot!

Mom said...

This is a very cool shot. Would never guess it was windy outside or horrible weather. The macro lens is fantastic and lets us view things a whole different way. When you get tired of that macro, just let me know.I'll take it off your hands.

I like pictures of both as well. Although a bug/insect/inanimate object is much more interesting through the macro lens. But I would probably never actually want an upclose picture of a bug hanging on my wall.