Friday, September 24, 2010

Photo Share ~

(SkyWatch ~ one photo down)


This week I had the opportunity to head out, with camera in hand. I spent time playing with my aperture settings. I took distance shots with the background in focus and the foreground blurred, then changed my aperture and captured the same photo with a different aperture, completely changing the look of the photo. Due to my quest to capture some amazing photos, I had the chance to see a pool of starfish. A first for me. I took a chance on trying to capture some "out of reach" photos. I took a daytrip to visit a “never been to place”. My timing was perfect. Unknowingly, I chose the day of the arrival of the migrating butterflies. Never have I seen such a magical site as I did on this day. As I stood on the trail, in the marshland, 1000s of beautiful butterflies surrounded me. I learned several, life and photographic lessons this week.

13 comments:

Courtney said...

So glad you were able to go out and play with your aperture! Isn't it amazing how changing your aperture and what you focus on can completely change a photo! This one is beautiful! The only thing I would have done differently was to take a step back so the petals weren't cut off. Other then that I love it!! Great DOF!!

Courtney said...

P.S. love the Rule of thirds composition!! Well done!

Al said...

That's a great shot. I've never been able to get a good shot of a butterfly.

Aperture is so critical to photography, as it controls depth of field, as well as reducing sharpness in digital cameras if it's closed down too much. I always leave my camera on aperture control as it's usually the most important piece to getting the effect I want.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo and what luck to be able to practice with all the beautiful butterflies!

penny said...

That is a beautiful butterfly, Trish. Its colors are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo! Great job!

Trisha said...

Great capture of the butterfly! Those suckers move fast. I like your DOF also. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

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Janell said...

beautiful picture. Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You make my photography look like a 1st grader took the pics. Great eye!

Cherry said...

great composition!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

That is an amazing photo - I am so glad I was able to view it. Your lucky to see that many butterflies - I can only imagine what that would have looked like!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful!