Playing with Daffodils
We found this on a beach in New Zealand, it´s been on a bookshelf for a few years along with other bits and bobs that we brought back. It caught my eye again yesterday so I thought I´d do a shot of it.
I´m still playing around with ferns – it might go on some time! But probably not.
I´ve really not done any macro photography for ages therefore, it was a pleasure to get down to some today! I took three shots of this fern each with a slightly differing focus and then, after processing in CaptureOne and exporting as psds, I used photo merge in Photoshop to give a broader focus.
My nephew collected these petals a few days ago, he has a love of nature and a good eye.
A macro meditation.
A change of subject after the last two posts, it´s back to macro photography again. This is another double focus montage.
It is that time of year! This one caught my eye, the gills fascinated me.
As a flower dries it opens up another world of colour. I only did two exposures for this because I still wanted to leave some of the image unsharp.
A few weeks ago this dragonfly breathed it´s last on our terrace. It had positioned itself under a small table and, well, slowly expired, for that was how it went, it seemed to slowly drift away, it´s movements became less and slower, until it stopped altogether. The next morning I picked it up and put it in my room to photograph. Unfortunately I didn´t do it straight away, because when I looked again a few days later, it had somehow shrunk in on itself, I guess as it dried out. So now this is just the shell of the creature. I´m not sure what type of dragonfly it is – I should really look it up, or maybe someone here can tell me.
These flying fossils are fantastic insects, and belong to the order Odonata and the suborder Epicrocta. I love watching them hunting over ponds, and marvel at their incredibly quick flying and acrobatics as they jink and turn after their prey.