Today, I endeavored to photograph some of the bees in the Holly Bushes around the house. You’d think that with the hundreds – if not thousands – of them flying around that it would be fairly simple to get a decent shot of them. Not quite. They seemed to prefer the shady side of the flower bunches and they seem to like the ones just above my eye level. I spent about an hour chasing them when this beautiful butterfly landed ever so politely in my frame and offered itself as my subject instead of the bees. I gladly obliged. I was permitted about 10 fast shots before my model contract with this butterfly expired and it was back to chasing bees. I did get a few decent shots of the bees but nothing worth sharing. I’m quite pleased with this shot of the butterfly and will keep my post today very brief. I hope everyone is enjoying the warming of the weather.
Nikon D600 with Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Exposure mode was set to Aperture Priority. 1/350 sec @ f/4.8. ISO 100
Alright. I came across another photo from my evening run to the lake the other day. I’m not 100% sold on this. This is straight out of the camera, save for a crop that put the key components on thirds. I would really like some feedback on this image. Am I weird? Does this catch your eye? Is it boring? Please be blunt with me about this. Click on the image to enlarge it. The darks get a little bunched up in the small version.