Thursday, April 10, 2008

Low View

"At the right time, in the right light, everything is extraordinary."

A few years (and 4 cameras) ago, when I got my first DSLR (NIKON D100), I crawled around outside early in the morning for days, getting Macro (Tamron 70M) shots of teensy, tiny mushrooms. At that time it was much harder for me to hit "delete" than it is now, and last night when I was looking for a few to post, I discovered that I had saved some pretty awful stuff. These are not too bad. It was fun, and I can't get any more, because now if I get down, I just might not be able to get back up! lol














And I did this yesterday- There wasn't much color to begin with, and I just took most of what there was....I sort of like it this way.
Pretty Lady

11 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

Great idea, they are actually beautiful. I wonder how many of them are toxic?? I know what you mean about getting up..sometimes I think I need a camera on a stick..lol

Bird Girl said...

I really like the mushroom shot that has a bit of blue...and the ones that look like a little daisy. Funny how you have to be in the 'macro' mode mood. Isn't if fun going through old pictures?

kjpweb said...

Great Macros - some of these Shrooms look like parashoots...
Cheers, Klaus

Sandpiper said...

They are all so delicate and beautiful. I don't get down on the ground anymore. I might not ever get back up again. LOL

jalynn01 said...

Ohh! I thought the mushrooms were beautiful...each in it's own way. Loved the blue ones, reminded me of umbrellas at the beach.The white with the yellow center...I swear I have a pair of earrings that look just like that! As always we are hard on ourselves and our own photos. I loved them! And your pretty lady was very very pretty.

The Birdlady said...

Stacey - You can bet I didn't taste them!

Barb - Maybe fun, maybe embarrassing.

Klaus - Thanks...yep, "parashoots" or coolie hats.

Lin - Thank you...right "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

J -Thank you!

Eve said...

The effort was well worth it and you made me laugh!!! You did a great job and I love the bland cardinal!! Sometimes color isn't everything!!

Mike said...

Very interesting mushrooms, and very beautiful cardinal.

The Birdlady said...

Eve, thanks. Glad you stopped by.

Mike, thank you. Amazing what you see when you really look (or let your Macro look), isn't it?

Nick S said...

Gorgeous close-ups :-)

The Birdlady said...

Thanks, Nick. They sort of (well, almost) made me want to pull out the macro lens and look close at something!