Monday, November 13, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Yellow Bug on Yellow Flower


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 200
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-9.5 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Yesterday’s shot was just as most of you guessed…three Fruit Loops cereal pieces stacked on top of one another. Now, if you don’t know what Fruit Loops are, I have a wider macro image of them that I’ll be posting some Wednesdays are for Color day soon. Oh, and my fruit loops aren’t the Kellogg’s brand. I buy the cheaper Malt O Meal or whatever brand in the bag. While my oldest was at her orthodontist appointment last month, and I was bored waiting in the van with the rest of the kids, I spread out the cereal on the dash, put on the extension tubes and made everyone sit perfectly still while I shot about four or five Fruit Loops macros.

Today’s shot comes from a Tuesday morning back in late September. This time, while my oldest was volunteering at the library, I drove the rest of us up north of town to see what we could see. When it was time to head back to pick up the kid, I wasn’t ready to leave. I had found this little guy crawling around getting his last tastes of summertime. The wind was blowing so hard that morning, but I was already down the dirt with the extension tubes one. I was going to get that shot!! My other daughters were urging me on in a most nagging and whiney kind of way, reminding me we were going to be late, but I was determined. I took one shot, but I was sure it was blurred. I needed another. Five minutes later, last shot on the roll, #25 as a matter of fact, but I got him! (Turns out I was right, the first shot was blurred.) I didn’t leave after that, though. I took a shot of the older gentleman that was fishing on the little dock near where we were parked. Did that in b&w. Haven’t got that roll back from the lab yet. Oh, and I was only seven minutes late getting back to the library. Which, wasn’t really late, as I had dropped her off later than I normally do.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Lol...I love the stories youtell about your photo excursions. I can hear the girls whining.

This is a beautiful Macro. Just wonderful. I really love the yellow it's so true.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A yellow flower and bug to match! Pretty good. That intuitive sense that a picture is bad right after the "click" is fairly reliable. Glad you took one more of this critter.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous MontereyJohn said...

Nifty little guy with a happy coincidence in the color.

It sounds as though you are always prepared for a photo op. I am getting more that way as i get more committed to this little avocation of ours.

Do you suppose they have a 12 Step Recovery Program for us?

10:26 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

this is SO nice!
Van Gogh style = yellow on yellow

(don't forget to check-out the new post-processing forum! )

10:44 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

ur everyday diary is always a pleasurable read...great colours...8.25/10

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

HAHAH you really got everyone to sit still ??? heheheheh WOW i'm supper impressed! hehehhe

2:17 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Nice colors and captured but I can't touch that bug but I could touch when I was kid ;)

2:44 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

{{{{AWESOME!WOW!What photography!}}}}

3:18 PM  
Anonymous george.i. said...

Yellow on yellow! Nice one!!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good one and dare I say worth making the kids whine for.
They'd absolutely die if they had to hang around me and take astro photos.
Tell them to be glad of that ;-)

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

This lucky little guy has made an orgy of pollen!

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Ruhh said...

I like the yellow pollen that this critter is getting covered with. It kinda hints at the 'birds and the bees' story and the wonders of nature. nice capture.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

He looks like a tiny piece of perfect sculpture or jewelry. It takes me nearer to buying a macro lens for sure.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

So nice this bug. I've seen one like that.
Your stories of photography are always funny Micki.
Your children are always grumpy while you are feeling like photographying. Every time i smile when i read your comment.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Good colour and detail, a well captured critter

5:32 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Great shot Micki. He looks most impressive with his black and yellow colouring. I too love the stories you tell of your shooting excursions, normally with your kids. You certainly have a way with words as well as with your camera. Cheers.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Ron said...

You need to tell your kids that they are insanely lucky to have a mother like you! I'd be a happy camper if my mother was cool enough to crawl around in the dirt taking pics of bugs!!

11:05 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

Nice catch, the little guy matches his surroundings nicely. Do you find that many tubes decreases quality?

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Lovely yellow bug on a yellow flower WITH yellow pollen, to boot!

6:38 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Nice vivd colours! The bug does know how to camourflage itself.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Beautiful shot and your stories (as always) are fun to read!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

That's a cool looking bug there. The colours of the bug and the flower really go well together. Fantastic shot!

9:43 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

nice bug

5:15 AM  

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