Thursday, January 11, 2007

THURSDAYS CRITTERS -- Screen Door Visitors


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 200
Shutter Speed - 1/2 +1 EV
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

Unidentified Flying Bug
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/90
Aperture Setting - f-13 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Just the little pop up flash on the camera to fill in the details
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

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No excuse for being late today except that I’ve got a lot of things to do around the house and lost track of time. Totally forgot about the Blogger switch, I’ll have to do that some other day.

I also spent some time going through a lot of packs of photos searching for some good bug shots for today’s post. Before spring comes along and I try to improve on my bug shooting skills, I thought I’d better get last year’s shots posted. Most of the year, except when it’s very, very cold, you will find some six or eight legged creature on the screen door leading out to the large porch. Here’s two of them. This is the same door, but the grasshopper was shot from the outside looking in. The door was on the shaded side of the house in the early morning. The second shot was from the inside looking out. The exposure was too long to shoot him in available light, not that there was any…and I did try first, so I used the pop-up flash and was very pleased with the results. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, considering how close I was to the subject – not bad.

11:57 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

I am always fascinated by the intricate details of such small creatures. Great shots. You have a lot of patience.

12:55 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

excellent!..i really like the top one and the way youve framed both..

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Great DoF , only the insects are neat.

To answer about my camera.
I always have this Nikon F2 camera (in fact i have two F2) I often use the f2/35mm lens with. I'm very pleased with this lens.

Have a nice day Micki

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

I haven't seen a screen door in many years, many memories just came rushing back seeing this.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Alien invasion, good job they don't get any bigger. See you now have a Maxxum 9 in the list, one fine camera.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Great pastel hues.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

Hey micki, you have a really cool blog! Love the idea of a different theme for each day of the week. Like the colours in the second one of these. Cheers for the comment today.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Dear Micki. You did really well showing the subtle colours on these bugs, particularly the unknown bug. Such a beautiful purple sheen on the folded wings. I'd imagine the flash helped to highlight this colour which you may not have got otherwise. BTW, you have a pretty solid screen door there! LOL`

5:53 PM  
Blogger WJWilson said...

Good source of protein and good shots. Really like the coloring going on with the bottom one.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Not bad inded!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Very interesting. I like the background colors on the second shot.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

gREAT sHOTS! I was looking at some of my summer bug photos today! and I almost posted one a hopper!!! :)NG

10:37 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

cool idea

11:26 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Very colourful critters they are too!

7:37 AM  
Anonymous paul said...

Where are those frogs when you need them?! :-) Lovely little buglets. I really like the bottom one. That warm magenta light coming through the screen is wonderful.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Two fine closeups. I like the detail that I usually don't notice when eyeing them in person. The bottom
shot does have a marvelous background color. Very good, Micki.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Two very fine bugs and grasshoppers, particularly, reward a very close look. I am intrigued by the mesh being so regular in the frames : knowing you, it would have been so arranged in-camera . . ?

9:34 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Now that it's beginning(!) to get a bit wintry here, it's good to see images so evocative of the gentle wooden screen door slap of summer :-)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

This would be a really interesting project to explore... a continuing series on screen door visitors... neat idea Micki.

10:59 PM  

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