Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Walk in the Park

 I went for a short walk in a nearby park today. I wanted to take photos of the birds, and there were plenty of birds there, but far too many humans. Every time I got ready to take some shots of one bird or another, some one or some crowd would go blundering past and ruin the shot.


So I got out the new macro lens and mucked about with that for a while. But my heart wasn't into taking photos of flowers today so I packed up my camera and journeyed back to the house. I have a novel that I need to finish anyway.

Pathway at Freedom Park.

 Small yellow flower


 Good ol' honeysuckle.

  
 I have no idea what these are, but they were flipping everywhere I looked.

 
 Another little yellow blossom. Flowers must like yellow. Or bees do, anyway.




2 comments:

Jack said...

The first yellow one turned out pretty good! Getting good focus is the hardest part about macro photography. Here are a few tips:
1. Tri-Pod
2. Calm day (it's hopeless if the wind is blowing)
3. Manual Focus

HemlockMan said...

Thanks for the advice! I had the tripod, but as I said the crowds were really getting on my nerves. I'm pretty sure I used manual focus on that one instead of the AF setting. And, yeah, it was windy. I got lucky with that first one...the rest are out of focus.