14 August 2011

I Heart Macro: A Moment in the Garden

Ladybug on dill blossom, Magdalena, NM, August 2011
Last night I realized I haven't been taking creative time for myself lately, so I vowed to kick off this week with a morning photo session in the garden. I spent almost an hour out there and came up with so many beautiful shots that I couldn't decide which one to post for this week's I Heart Macro... until I opened up this image in Photoshop. Catching bugs, butterflies, birds, and other mobile creatures is always a challenge, so I remind myself to just keep shooting until I happen to capture the creature looking fabulous. It's much easier (and more palatable from a resources standpoint) in digital to snap the 10 or 20 (or more) shots needed to get just the right angle and movement and light AND focus; last week's butterfly shot was the 27th of 32 shots (that was one patient butterfly!), and I wasn't even sure I'd caught it in clear focus till I opened the image file. The ladybug above only gave me 5 shots before flying away, so I know I got lucky on this one.

As always there are lots of beautiful entries for this week's I Heart Macro -- check them out and leave some love!

8 comments:

Alison said...

Gorgeous photo!

T... said...

great shot

Kristi Bowman said...

That is an adorable picture!!

Nadege, said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. This shot is quite lovely, brilliant details and sharp colors.

Elisabeth said...

Great picture! That lady bug should bring you lots of good luck!

Elisabeth said...

Great picture - that lady bug should bring you lots of great luck!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

This is SUCH a beautiful photo. I kept trying to take a picture of a butterfly today and the wind was blowing too much! You're is spot on.

hello gorgeous said...

a splash of red....lovely shot! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx