The light on the cone flowers was AMAZING this morning and the moths were back so I thought it'd be a great opportunity to get more practice. It turns out I am an idiot still and the ISO was still on 200 which made everything a little to light but at least it's all in focus. I did play around in LR4 on all of these increasing the washed out petals and decreasing the luminance while boosting the same for the oranges and muting some of the green and yellows in the background. I also played with the sharpening, contrast, and clarity just to see what it did. Since these shots were practice to begin with, I figured it's a good one to practice that type of stuff too.
Lucky shot! I got the moth mid flight and blurred the wings. I liked it simply because of that.
(ISO 200, 70mm, f9.0, 1/160, A mode)
I looked the other way into the sun and caught the light coming through the flower. (Are those the pistols or the stamens? On this type of flower it's hard to tell.)
(ISO 200, 65mm, f8.0, 1/250, M mode)
Here are the others I took today:
One last pic for the day. My 70-200 came today. I don't have a filter for it yet so I can't really bring it out to shoot but I mounted it to make sure it works. It sure does! This was taken from my deck. It's not the most exciting subject but it sure is nice and sharp! I zoomed in and scrolled over the pic inch by inch looking for scratches or anything and found nothing. Now I just need the filter and I'm ready for gymnastics season to start!
(ISO 200, 200mm, f2.8, 1/50)
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