Summer allows me the luxury of early morning hikes. I’ve been carrying my 85mm Nikkor Micro Lens and working on some macro shots. These are handheld shots, so I’ll give myself a little credit for some patience and willingness to sort through a lot of bad photos. Both of these shots are within 2′. The Rainbow Bluet (I think, they take on so many color phases, I find them hard to identify with certainty) was occupied eating breakfast allowing me to move in close. The Eastern Red Damsel played tag with me but still gave me couple of good shots. I call them “wisps in the breeze.” they are so small they are virtually transparent. Spotting them is like catching the winds movement. The camera aids the eye in bringing so much more wonder into view.
Eastern Red Damsel
More Friday Friends.
I participated in a year long scavenger hunt with the Nature Photo Club of the Wilderness Center, Wilmot Ohio. There were 15 captures on the list. You could submit all that you could but the idea was not to just grab record photos. Captures were to be “use the principles of good photography that capture viewers attention.” The only photo I did not have was of a night sky.
The irony of it all for me was that I was unable to attend the meeting to see everybody’s selection. So instead you get to have a peek at my collection from the natural world as a part of this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge – Peek
Photo captions reveal the scavenger hunt topic challenge. A click on any photo for a slide show.
Stalking these magnificent creatures is a lot of fun. They move frequently, playing along in the chase. This milkweed captured its attention allowing me to close in. At this point I’m thick into the brush, with grass tickling my armpits, but I think you’ll enjoy my Up Close photo of the week.