Monday, September 19, 2011

Hummingbird 2011

Sorry I've been absent lately-
but I'm so excited that I just had to share the picture of the humming bird that I captured today. I've been photographing these beauties every season for the last four years and I feel this is my best capture yet.

I used a tripod, live view, and off camera flash.
I love the catch lights in its eye. :D Makes me happy!

I haven't forgotten about the blog that I promised to write about using extension tubes - I'll post it soon.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Things are not always as they seem in life and in nature.

dragonfly in September Light

I spent the afternoon with my teenage sons at Brazos Bend State Park yesterday and as we were leaving, I saw what I thought was a white butterfly flickering around but on closer inspection it was this dragonfly on a leaf. The back light on the leaf & wings combined with the sun sparkles in the background and on the spider web was so beautiful!! I composed my shot and took it all in.
I couldn't wait to get home to look at it closer and I was pleasantly surprised at what I saw.  At first, I thought the shadow on the back of the leaf was a dragonfly, but quickly realized after I zoomed in that it was a dry fly.  Double coolness!!!
This photo represents my week in life lessons as well.  Things are not always as they seem and that's why it's a good thing to wait before jumping to any conclusions.

Always when judging
Who people are,
Remember to footnote
The words "So far."
~Robert Brault

Happy Friday!