another memory of the summer! I'm not sure what happened to this red damselfly, but it can fly alright! took me a while, and a lot of 'nettle escape' to get a decent shot! I love winter but I do miss the insects!
dimanche 25 janvier 2015
do not believe from this shot that today was shiny and warm... I have no idea how I succeeded to capture the one and only beam of sunlight... but I do know I was crawling on the wet (melting frozen dew and rain) grass for a while! only after did I realize that, for once, I did not have to stop taking pictures to warm my hands!!! love my undergloves great gift for a macro lover in the winter!!
mercredi 21 janvier 2015
dimanche 18 janvier 2015
today I was taking a nice close-up of some reeds in the sunlight when a heron, that was probably hiding in the reeds just flew out a few yards from me... making me understand why some people have two cameras!! it takes precious seconds to change from close-up setup to the fast moving bird... still, I am glad of pic! and, for the story... this poor heron kept going just a bit ahead of us... therefore being scared 4 more times as we walked around the lake! my favorite 'scare' was this little boy shouting "HERON!!!! look a HERON" until the heron fled, accompanied by a cute (and shouted) "bye Mr Heron"
dimanche 11 janvier 2015
I was walking near the lake, looking at a tree that fell during the last storm... thinking that it was sad it died there (though I do use it as cover to sneak up on some otherwise oblivious crested grebes!)... but it is so much alive with all this lichen growing on it! I spent quite some time playing with perspective and bokeh... what is so special about that one pic? I just like that one tiny piece pointing toward the sun!