This is our resident Anna’s Hummingbird, a beautiful but very aggressive and not a bit afraid of me. I was checking out a new but old Takumar 100/4 macro lens. I also caught a few other macro shots on my walk-about.
Walked around a garden maintained by WSU Master Gardner Program directly after a rain. The sun was going in and out from the trees surrounding the garden making for some colorful images. This is from my back-up camera while my main camera is in the shop, not bad for an old 6 meg camera.
Went out this morning to the Master Gardener’s Children’s Park and got a few of these shots. One of our Professional’s in our local photo club gave an excellent lecture on Macro Photography, I had to go and try some of his tips and recommendations. Not near his quality, but practice makes perfect.
Placed a black background to enhance the colors. Still a little dark but not too bad. This is an Umbrella Plant.
Nice color in the middle…very alluring.
A little out of focus but it looks like a painting.
I really like this one, I’m sure this will gross a few people out.
I think this looks like a candle with a wick and purple flames. Also, a glow from the base.
I thought I’ve seen a lot of Tulips in my days until I went in the Mt. Vernon area north of Seattle. A nice fertile valley perfect for growth. They have an annual Tulip festival which is very popular. Caught these right after sunrise hoping to catch some nice sun, instead we got some cloud cover which gave a nice filtered light.
Captured most of these in the morning with the morning dew.
Placed my strobe at the base. Lit up the bells nicely.
Rainy day in the Puget Sound area. Shot some of these images from the car. Images captured with a DA*50-135/2.8 or a SMC-A 50/1.7
Stairway to nowhere
Signal Light on a train, Port and Starboard or maybe stop and go?
These shots are a local, either sunrise, sunset or after a rain
Been neglecting my digital lens lately. Flowers are a great test for color and contrast. These were taken about an hour before sunset.
A beautiful spring day for a walk-about.
Went to a local park and found some great new flowers. Now I need to identify them.