Friday, December 23, 2005

An extreme close up


You can see the full-sized version of this photo here.

I love how my old, Phoenix-brand macro performs on the new digital camera. This is from this past Spring, when the crocuses were just coming up. I spent a fair amount of time on my stomach in the front yard waiting for the right shot. This guy went in face-first, so I had to strike the flower with my finger to get him to turn around. I think the effort paid off when he looked my right in the face and smiled.

The flecks of pollen and the joints of his antennae are the best reward. I go through long periods of dissatisfaction about my photography, but patience can really pay off with the macro.

msd

4 comments:

Matt Dick said...

I'm having trouble uploading pictures. There may be some file size limits, in which case I may have to move my blog to a site without the limitations. We'll see.

msd

Matt Dick said...

OKay, I've solved the issue with the kind of semi-annoying solution of linking to my photo hosting site. No big deal and I am saved from the upload limitations here.

msd

Cool Hand Luke said...

This is a fantastic shot. I enjoy macro shots, think bugs are interesting, really like the bees face, and think the flower as a setting is great.

Josh Gentry said...

Hey, nice. I like macro photography. You might enjoy this photo blog:

http://macromath.blogspot.com/