Jul. 11th, 2008

New Nature Macros

I was out with my EOS today, and this is the result of stalking beetles, bees, flies and snails.

Enjoy :) And let me know what you think.

9 macro photos under the cut )

Jun. 4th, 2008

Sharing Photos

I played a bit with my EOS today, and these are the results:


Give me more... )

And since I was bored, I played around a bit with Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Nothing really special, but somewhat nice results, I think.

Wanna see, what I did? )

So tell me; Like it? Hate it?

Feel free to use these pictures for your own enjoyment (Wallpaper, Prints, Icons, etc.), but PLEASE don't sell them on ebay or some other online shop. Thank you!

Mar. 23rd, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter f-list!

I've brought you an egg a feather. Hope you don't mind.

- Click for High-Res Version -

Never thought it would be so tricky to work out how to set the diaphragm and exposure for close-ups. But hey, I think I'll work it out someday. *g*

Mar. 20th, 2008

First Attempts at REAL Digital Photography

Will you let me share some pictures with you?

I managed to shoot some bees - collecting pollen! - in February, which is totally unusual for our region here in Germany. Due to the low temperatures outside at this time of the year, I was slightly stunned to find the bees to be so active. The two pictures of the crocuses, which grew out between some stones, are from the same day.

You'll also find a macro photo of some dead fly. Yeah, you read it right: A dead fly! Found it in the wood shed, and decided it had to be a good guinea pig for my first attempts at real macro photography.

And last (nothing for the squeamish) a close-up of a spider if found in a corner of my room. After taking some pictures, I caught it and threw it out. I really don't like spiders this much. Outside is ok, but not in the same room I have to sleep. You can see that it is much more difficult to make close-ups of living insects than of dead ones. The spider was always running away from the objective, so I had to try and catch up with focusing it. Sadly the results aren't as good as with the dead fly, but they are acceptable for now.

So, let me know if you like/hate the pictures and if you would be interested to see more in the future.

To spare you bandwidth, I have only added thumbnails under the cut. To have a look at the actual photo, you'll have to click on the preview picture.

On to the Photos... )