Saturday, September 16, 2006

Feather in the Grass


Blogger micki said...

Got my rental vehicle, got my van in the body shop, and it’s my day off…so I’m not going to complain. I spent the morning stalking the heron, my daughter has named me the ‘one photographer heron paparazzi’. He’s starting to get used to me.

armeen asked me about the lighting for yesterday’s shot. I did this in the bathroom, on the counter with a piece of white cardstock. I turned off all the lights and used a $9.97 goose-neck desk lamp loaded with a Wal-mart brand 60 watt light bulb. On this particular shot I didn’t use a reflector, but I did on some others to soften the shadow. Then I returned the lamp to my 12 year-old’s desk before she realized it was missing.

I was looking for my buddy, the heron, and shooting a preening seagull when I noticed this little feather stuck in the grasses on the water’s edge. The background is the water, reflecting the early morning, mostly cloudy skies.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/4
Aperture Setting - f-27 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

No heron but a feather in the grass. That'is better than nothing LoL

Have a good sunday week-end Micki

12:51 PM  
Blogger Don said...

A really like the delicate nature of this shot. Very nice shot. Only a WALMART 60 watt bulb could have made yesterday's shot so effective. :-)

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Another lovely shot as usual, yu really are going to make me start seeing things like you do. Problem is I only ever get creative on portraits or people shots :(


1:10 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Love your Feather! Looks like it is floating on by!

I Missed yesterday, I could not get my bloglines thing to work! hehe so off to see yesterdays photo!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Micki, if you want to get that heron, you have to get serious! :-) Here is a product that I'm going to buy in the near future: It's a photographer's camo blind. If you get one of these, that wiley old heron will never see you!

I love the feather. It's amazing how many of the little things that we see when we are looking. Beautiful.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

The composition, the color, the graphics effect of the grasses and the fact that you even saw this for the taking. We are talking serious photography here.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Karl said...

I've to think about "Forrest Gump" when I look to this shot.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love this delicate shot. A little treasure in the grass.

8:29 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

At first i didn't get the picture at all. i was scratching my head over what you were trying to express... until i read the story behind it and it starts to make sense. The heron that escaped, eh? ;)

9:20 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Simplistic and beautiful...I love the completely empty background here.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous John Zeweniuk said...

this is quite nice.. a very elegant kind of shot.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Simple and delicate!

1:50 AM  
Anonymous jlc said...

Heron's paparazzi :D
all lightness in a photograph. the trace of a passage

5:48 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Delicate shot, love it!

6:07 AM  
Anonymous anton said...

I think everyone's said what I was going to... :D

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Samarth said...

Nice one...very weekend....7.75/10

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Jasp said...

Simple, but pretty.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous john said...

Something very nice about this, like it.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

What a delicate shot. Very pretty.

9:31 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Well seen! What superb detail, with all of those dewdrops lined up for the shoreline show.

You'll meet that Heron soon!

6:36 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. You've certainly got "photographer eyes". Great image.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Simple and beautiful, well spotted!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

This is such a great image. A moment caught in time.
Nice Micki.

I loved your self portrait on weeklyshot as well. When you reach a certain age, the creativity really kicks in when self portraits are concerned. I know this very well!


3:16 PM  
Anonymous yungyaw said...

Nice catch. The feeling is so good about this picture.

12:07 PM  

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