Friday, April 16, 2010

How the Ladybug Got Its Spots

It seemed like a funny idea, the anthers on the stamens somehow transferring to the unadorned orange backs of the bugs. Before and after photos. So cheesy.

I find myself wishing I had a better camera... something with an actual manual focus. Of course, it could just be me that makes for all of the out of focus close-up shots.

There are 4-week old salamander larvae swimming in the pond. Another photo challenge begins tomorrow.


Crash said...

You need a micro 4/3 sensor, Panasonic or Olympus, with pancake lens or/and zoom lens, like NT. I wish I had gone that way instead of the G11.

Crash said...

I think NT has the Panasonic and Uncle Trick has the Olympus.

Memphis MOJO said...

The main flower is in focus and the background is not -- nothing wrong with that to me. I'll be interested to see what Wolynski thinks.

TenMile said...

Great composition and exposures, all around.

Notice you're getting the hang of thirds, balanced mass and planes.

The use of color as a mass is very good.

Read a book once, on photography - fellow said he might, just might, get one of every 500 pictures that would be worth publishing.

joxum said...

Agree with Mojo - those shots are the way they're supposed to be.

Also, I'm reminded by something my dad always says: It's not the camera that takes the pictures, but the person behind it.

That being said, I wish I had a Panasonic GF-1 far more than I wish I had, say, a PEN.

I'd also be happy to settle for a Leica X1.