REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Friday, March 4, 2011

I keep trying that macro

Somehow, my macro photography is regressing, degenerating, failing....  it's just not working very well.   I haven't been participating in Macro Friday on Laura's Blogging from Bolivia very regularly because I just can't seem to get good macro shots.   This particular snow-covered teasel was shot with a long lens this morning; I had to make an early 55-mile trip on business, and it had snowed overnight.  Then it froze, so trees and weed and bushes alongside the roads were beautiful.  I took a back road on the way home.

10 comments:

trav4adventures said...

That's a beautiful photo! I'm just learning how to do macro shots myself. I find that when I crop them, they sure look a LOT better! :-)
~~Cheryl Ann~~

SouthernSass said...

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Ray said...

Wow. This is a beautiful macro!

Steph said...

great shot, love the tone you created in the photo.

Lesa said...

So pretty and so much texture! I am sick of snow but it sure does make for great photos!

jo©o said...

That is a terrific teasel shot.
And now you can start playing with it into the bargain. I means masks, or whatever you guys call them.

Are you into wool craft? I mean have you ever used them in reality for raising the nap on handwoven wool? (fulling and crabbing)

EG Wow said...

I love the snow on the teasel!

By the way, I bey you'll find taking macro photos easier as the light improves over the Northern Hemisphere. :)

Coffee Queen said...

What a beautiful shot! Very unique!

Do you have a macro lens or do you use a zoom lens? Either way, I find a tripod helps A LOT. If I don't have one with me (like with my macro beetle shot) have have to balance the camera on something stable. If I hand hold the camera my shots are a complete wreck.

Tricia said...

Oh Evelyn, it's a beautiful capture... it's in focus & it's crisp & clear, plus, the bokeh background in really awesome... =) It's great!!! =)

Mira said...

Hello! I am new to your blog so I wanted to say hi. I like this photo a lot. I would bring out the blacks a little bit more but it's a great capture anyway. :) Good job!