Daily Image - Apr 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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04 Apr 11.  We take a break from the B & W and try a bit of macro for today. While Jan and granddaughter Harper were wandering around Flower World last week looking for cheap bedding plants, I was looking for some early harbingers of Spring that I might share with everyone. There was actually not a lot out that met my conditions, but there were several pussy willows specimens and lots of crocus to catch my eye. One small grouping of crocus was also holding the attention of a common house fly sufficiently so that I was able to grab several shots of it crawling around on an outer edge of a couple of petals. The background stuff was very busy, both at the nursery and in the shot, so I grabbed all of it and converted it into a deep red that I selected from the image in hopes that the bland background would neither distract from the shot nor actually call its attention to you. I simple wanted something to fall off for the background. Now the fly was a different matter, and my attention was to use the flower's stamen to bring you eye into the same plane as that of the fly, thereby keeping your eye traveling constantly back to the center of the image. I considered cropping it tighter, but in the end decided that the petals held some small material of interest. ISO 400; 1/2500 sec @ f / 9.

04 Apr 11. We take a break from the B & W and try a bit of macro for today. While Jan and granddaughter Harper were wandering around Flower World last week looking for cheap bedding plants, I was looking for some early harbingers of Spring that I might share with everyone. There was actually not a lot out that met my conditions, but there were several pussy willows specimens and lots of crocus to catch my eye. One small grouping of crocus was also holding the attention of a common house fly sufficiently so that I was able to grab several shots of it crawling around on an outer edge of a couple of petals. The background stuff was very busy, both at the nursery and in the shot, so I grabbed all of it and converted it into a deep red that I selected from the image in hopes that the bland background would neither distract from the shot nor actually call its attention to you. I simple wanted something to fall off for the background. Now the fly was a different matter, and my attention was to use the flower's stamen to bring you eye into the same plane as that of the fly, thereby keeping your eye traveling constantly back to the center of the image. I considered cropping it tighter, but in the end decided that the petals held some small material of interest. ISO 400; 1/2500 sec @ f / 9.

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