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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Whilst shooting photos of butterfly's, I saw a ladybug sitting on a coleus. It was going to town, running here an there. It was impossible to get this guy (or girl) to sit still for a shot, but I finally succeeded.

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
28mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/160 sec @ f5.0
ISO 100
Curves adjusted for contrast
I knocked the exposure down to get the bug to 'pop'


Marka said...

Sounds like me sometimes... running here there and everywhere without rest or respite. I'm glad you were finally able to take this photo!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Wayne:

I haven't been tou your blog in a while, which is an inexcusable breach of friendsahip. I beg your indulgence.

The photo currently posted, a lady bug on a coleus, is remarkablt for a number of reasons. First among these is detail and composition. Yet it should be stated that the presentation of color in this shot has a rather soothing effect, and represents a more subdued approach to the verdant natures of summer.

As you are aware, I am not a photographer in any sense of the word, but do like it when a photograph elicits an emotion response from me. This was one of thos occasions.

Fondest regards,
Jack Riepe
Twisted Roads

Woody said...

Thank you Marka. I'm the same way. Waiting for Mr. (or Mrs.) Speedy to stop for a second was worth it.

Woody said...

Jack, I appreciate your visit and comments; thank you very much.

You are a photographer. Your camera is your pen (actually, your keyboard). It's much more difficult to make words paint a picture in the mind than it is to actuate a shutter.

Glen Goffin said...

Loving these macro shots. It's one of the things I sacrificed getting the 85LII. Grrr ... I'll just have to enjoy yours. Peace

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Wayne:

Thank you for your kind compliment. I think you will find the photography on my current blog just short of Midieval... And maybe the writing too. I had a question for regrd your response. Why would I want to to "actuate a stutter?"

Fobdest regards,
Jack Riepe
Twisted Roads