Happy Friday! Especially for my friends still working. 🙂
I was trying to keep the new grass plantings moist so headed out the back patio door and saw this guy. Went back got my camera, fitted it with a macro lens and photographed him from the inside and outside.
Two things became apparent to me in post production. One, I need to clean the glass on the door and two, I should have set up the tripod. Too hard to get a tack sharp image with the macro lens without a tripod. Never seem to learn the basics.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Good Day. A quick post today as I am later than even I’m use to. I didn’t get home until late last evening because I had to attend a Maquoketa City Council meeting as a representative of the Maquoketa Chamber. So I worked at the office until 6:00 p.m. and then decided to see if I could find something to shoot.
I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t do a very good job on these flowers. These are the best of a forgettable bunch of shots. I should have set the tripod up as the light was such that I could only shoot at 1/50 of a second. Too lazy to do that and I wanted to keep the ISO as low as possible so I have a lot of flowers that are soft around the edges or just a big blur altogether.
These flowers were at one of the many parks in Maquoketa and attended by the Master Gardners of Maquoketa. For a small community Maquoketa has a wonderful park system and their trademark park Little Bear is going a complete make over. I’ll get some images of the new park when it is completed in late September.
That’s it for today. Enjoy this Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.
We had a wonderful afternoon and evening with our good friends Steve and Becki Kent on their beautiful farm the Lazy K. It was a perfect day to visit this tranquil setting. Lots of trees, prairie grass, a pond and wild life in abundance. We even had a young white tail deer stop by for a visit while we were enjoying dessert on the screened in deck.
I made a number of images yesterday although only about a quarter that I normally take when we visit the farm. They have a lot of metal art work that adorns their home and grounds. I took some images of a few of them and I’ll share those with you later in the week. Today is about bugs. I am always amazed when I take the time to stop and look at just some of the insect world.
Steve and I took a tour of one of the corn fields on his “gator” and the insect world is alive and well. I didn’t have the opportunity to photograph much of it as I had to wrong lens for that type of work but it is very interesting to watch the workings of all the insects and how they intertwine with one another.
I followed this butter fly for 7 or 8 minutes trying to capture his wings open. he was not cooperative one bit. This was really the only usable image I managed to get and it really sucks (but I needed it to fill out the blog.) 🙂
An evening with great friends, wonderful food, stimulating conversation and a few glasses of wine. Doesn’t get much better than that I think. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Sunday, looks like another good one and be careful.