Green Darner

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I was in the right place at the right time to quickly capture this beautiful dragonfly as it paused on a cone flower.

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Busy Bee

BeeConeHere is another Cinemagraph I just created. I think I may start to get addicted to doing these. My mind is swimming with ideas!

In this one I also had the foreground flowers move with the bee. I like the effect it gives.

I wish the quality was a little better, but since I am working with a GIF, I can’t expect much. It’s still fun though!

Fun with Cinemagraphs

BeeI took a crack at my first Cinemagraph today.

I first saw this technique of blending a still photo and video sometime last year from Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg (see their amazing work HERE).

I was mesmerized.

For some reason I didn’t think I’d be able to create one. I probably didn’t really feel like sitting down and learning about it.

Today I did!

Last night as I laid in bed, I was trying to figure out what I would shoot as my subject. I decided that a bee on a flower would be great for a first time go at it. I took several videos and if I have time later I may post a few more for fun.

So what do you think of it? I’d like to learn how to easily adjust the colors.. this is straight from the camera.

Thanks for looking!

Summer Blooms

We had a nice visit at the Botanical Gardens this morning. The flowers are just gorgeous and I decided it would be a good day to bring my camera and take some pictures of the boys. I feel like summer is literally flying by and I’ve missed so many opportunities to take pictures. I’m always taking pictures with my phone, but it’s just not the same. The sun was a little higher than I would have liked, so it was hard to get some shots because of the harsh light. But I’m happy with how these turned out. I used my Nikon D5000 and 5omm f/1.8 lens.

I have some stories and more pictures to share. But I have to admit I haven’t been the best at posting for the past few months.

I’ll have to work on that. Thanks for stopping by.. and check back soon. There will be more, I promise. πŸ™‚

Garden Walk

Here’s what’s bloomin’ in my garden! Please click on the picture for a better view.

Full Bloom

Spring has sprung in my yard. Everything seems to want to bloom at once.. which is okay with me! I decidedΒ  to venture outside to capture some pretty flower pictures. All of these images were taken using my 50mm Prime Lens.

And here’s the back garden in bloom. My Eastern Red Bud is the focal point at the moment. This tree is just wonderful!