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The Wind Is Not My Friend

I have been busy this week taking macro shots in between work and the rainstorms. I still haven’t come up with the shot that is what I am looking for. I decided to post some of the shots that I have taken this week in my back yard and down by the lake. I have really been finding the limitations of natural light when taking macros. I was able to get a few shots but there have been a lot of deleted shots because of blurring from the subject being in motion from the wind blowing or their own activity.

The rain has been intermittent all week so I have had to look for in between times when the wind wasn’t blowing and it was light enough to take photos. I stayed close to the house and got the following shots.

I have bushes around my back porch and these ants were very busy consuming one of the buds.

Join The Crowd

Join The Crowd

I caught this salamander sunning on a chair in the backyard.

Nap Time Is Over

Nap Time Is Over

I was headed back into the house when I spotted this dragonfly catching some rays on a piece of timber next to the flower bed.

Warming Up

Warming Up

I decided to go down to the lake a couple of times when the weather permitted and got  a few shots of some bushes that had some interesting shapes in the new growth.

Morning Yawn

Morning Yawn

Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Curly

Curly

I was heading back home from the lake one afternoon when these tiny flowers caught my attention. The flowers are actually about the size of a small pencil eraser.

Tiny Beauties

Tiny Beauties

I caught the next two shots early one morning which is a good time to take butterfly shots since they are waiting for their wings to dry and don’t fly away quickly.

Orange and Green

Orange and Green

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Hope you enjoyed the photos.

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This entry was published on August 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm. It’s filed under Macro, Nature and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “The Wind Is Not My Friend

  1. Sometimes I use a flash even in daylight so I can go for greater depth of field in a macro view.

    The butterfly in your last picture appears to be a gulf fritillary.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

    • Thanks for the suggestion. I am debating the purchase of a flash since I am getting very frustrated with missing so many shots. I just don’t want to spend the money since I am unemployed at the moment.

      • I can certainly understand not wanting an added expense. Although I have a couple of external flashes, I most often use the one that’s built in to my camera. If your camera has a built-in flash, you could experiment with it to see what kinds of results you get.

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