Thursday, August 28, 2008

Random shots that are not a moth (or any kind of insect)

I've recently seen so many great insect and arachnid shots that I decided that I definitely need to try and shoot some six- and/or eight legged creatures myself. Spent ridiculous amount of time wandering around outside, staring at the paving and examining the plants, but no luck. No insects in the urban wilderness. And then, late last night, I spotted a moth, taking a rest on the door of a kitchen cabinet - quite oblivious of my sudden intense interest. Anxiously trotted down to the dining room to fetch the ever-patient, though much sworn at, Olympus E400 and moved in for the shot. Tried all kinds of angles. Propped elbow on several kitchen appliances and grocery items. Even got husband involved in project. Decided it went well and got a little side-tracked with the glasses in said cabinet (just as well). Was very excited to view images on my laptop - could have saved the adrenalin for future fight-or flight situation. Moth photos are best to pretend that they never happened. Out-of-focus, lacking-detail, unimaginative collection of rubbish. Either moth is pathetic model or I am highly skill deficient insect photographer. Either way. These are the if-all-else-fails shots.

Lovely glasses resting on glass shelf


These two pics are courtesy of my brother-in-law who is also an avid photographer. I complained to him that I am lacking inspiration and he told me to go lay outside on the grass and look at the world through a snail's perspective. Snail sees large tree-like sprigs of grass with menacing creature in the far distance covered with long blond hair.



Whew... moving away now...
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5 comments:

Jenty said...

LOL, I can just imagine you crawling around trying to get the shot! I've never been able to get a shot of an insect, other than a bee.
Love the angle of the dog from the grass! Inspired!

kcblog said...

Cool shots. I am found crawling or rolling on the ground often. It is even more fun to do this at a car show or huge event, the looks from others are amazing :-) Keep up the good work
kc
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MamaGeek said...

Seriously. Those golden shots?

PERFECTION.

Ann said...

Really great work, #1 I think is great, the unusual angle is terrific.

BlouKous said...

I absolutely love the glasses, but honestly. Have you EVER seen a beautiful moth?