This was the best picture I took today. Other than cropping, spot removal and some slight curve and WB adjustments, I didn't have to do anything. (ISO 100, 52mm, f2.8, 1/125)
Here's another. (ISO 100, 70mm, f2.8, 1/160)
As I was walking up the street to get Gus for a walk, I noticed this butterfly in our neighbor's yard. It was flitting around a lot so I took lots of pictures. Unfortunately, it was very bright out there and it's very difficult to see my LCD when it's that bright. Upon closer inspection, I should have closed down the aperture a step or two to get those foreground flowers in better focus. Cropping and minor curve adjustments done post. Both ISO 100, 70mm, f2,8, 1/1250.
Why didn't I use the flash? I'm not certain why I all of a sudden think I should be able to shoot without a flash 100% of the time. Backlit pics most of the time benefit from fill flash. I did so many things wrong with this picture, I'm almost too embarrassed to post it but I figured I fixed it up passably for a snapshot. I need to slooooow down. How many times do I need to give myself the same feedback before I start to listen?
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun