Saturday, November 24, 2012

Where Are All The Bugs?

butterfly_puple_flowers Usually when I go out to take pictures, I try to avoid the bugs. Not today though. I was actively seeking them out .. then when I found some I was right down there on the ground with 'em.

It almost makes me feel like I'm 10 again. When I was a kid, I loved bugs, lizards, fish; pretty much anything I could find and capture. I had nets, tanks and terrariums .. and they were always full of something. The worst restriction I ever got as a kid was one time when my friends and I were trying to catch geckos, and we tore up the flowers lining the sidewalk of one of the neighbors houses. I wasn't allowed to play with bugs or any sort of wildlife for a week. It was torture!

Now, I like to "capture" most forms of wildlife in a different way ...

With my camera.

Which is what I was doing this morning. Out playing with a new toy. I'm not saying that life always works like this way (in fact more often than not it doesn't), but occasionally asking is the first step to receiving: I Really Want A Macro Lens (even if having someone else get it for me was totally not the intention behind writing that blog post)

Anyhow, I now have a Tamron 90mm Macro lens.

I definitely need some practice getting used to the very shallow depth of field. For all of the shots below, I actually stopped down to F6.3, lol and even then I still have quite a few more thow-away shots than normal. Wind and otherwise moving subjects are partially to blame though.

Anyhow, here are some of the 1st couple of "semi-keepers" that I was able to take with it:

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grasshopper_on_rocks

lizard_on_rocks

And if you really want to see some the detail this lens can capture, check out this Big Zoom of Lizard.

I'm sure I'll get out again later this evening, when the light's better, and hopefully run into a few more willing "models".

Til then, Keep havin FuN!
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