This shot is almost a dream for me. I dreamt of taking close-ups of insects. Here I was in the right position, squatting on the edge of the pond, waiting for this lovely insect to pass by, stop over and provide these shots.
What I love so much about the second one is that you can really see the blue-colored lines on the bee...AND the lavender piece of the lily (sorry I don't remember parts of plants from high school!! :) that intersects his body makes for photographic ART!! :)
Wonderful photos Dinu. The bee is very exotic with its striped abdomen, and pollen encrusted legs, but I am blown away by the water lily. I've never seen anything so bright and vibrant, like a floral volcano afire in the midst of erupting. Your photographic skills are great. Is there a name for that water lily ?
Dinu, lately so many people have had their cameras in the shop. Some of us went ahead and got a second camera. I went with a Canon SX 30 and really like it. It's a bit heavier and larger than the Kodak, but it fits my hand well and I like the newer features such more pixels, wider angle and a much larger zoom. Zoom is what I did all my research on.
I haven't done much with the Macro yet. I got the camera after Christmas and ended up sick in February and March. Add that to snow that wasn't pretty and no sun most of the year, I haven't taken many nice pictures, LOL!
I can't wait to re-shoot all my flowers this year :o)
Oh Billy, hope you are in your normal health now. Sun! Only a few days in a year that the clouds come in between Him and us here in Mysore and all the rest he is available. He supplies so much energy. We have in our home a small unit that gives solar power to a few lights which we use at nights for a couple of hours to save on electric power and at times when load shedding is on, it is very handy.
We look forward to your pictures, whenever you take. Sometimes it is fun to redo the work! Every new day is a fresh day!
Billy - I got a canon 3100 last year. I really love mine. I do think it takes better pictures than my Kodak Easyshare took - I cannot wait to take pictures of the flowers this year too! I hope you are feeling better...
Dinu, we have had more clouds since January than I ever remember. It also seems to be windier and I hear that from others all over the states. Iowa does have a lot of wind turbines and I'm glad someone is using them. When we do have sun, we also have a lot of airplanes and the contrails will act just like a cloud. I hope we see a lot more sun this year, even if it does get hot. Lucky you to be able to use solar power!
Carolyn, I still like my point and shoot for some pictures, but I look forward to really using the Canon! So far it seems true on color.
Thanks to both of you. I am finally getting back the muscle I lost from laying around for two weeks at a time. It's amazing how fast you can lose it! I mowed the high spots in the yard the other day and wasn't tired, so I think I'm cured!
billyporter, Renewable energy, rainwater harvesting are words that we often hear but practised less, despite new laws. It is now compulsory to install both (solar water heater/light) in new homes otherwise they will not issue the completion report (CR) that is an essential document in cases where the house is to be further sold. For our new house, we have to make it, but many people use underhand methods to get the CR.
Kaleem, Nice to hear from you, thanks. Hope all is well with you - it's been a long time since I saw your posting! Am sure you are all well and safe.
Dinu, I think it's great that new homes have to have these things. It's a shame people don't care to think about how important these things might be in the distant future. I wish they would make decisions like that here in the states.
billy, people in many places are not aware of the potential dangers that would befall on earthizens if we continue to disregard Mother Earth like that and squeezing all natural resources like this. Things have to happen from grass-root level.
Dinu, such a pretty little bloom.
That is another a fantastic shot! I can even see the blur of wings. I am so amazed at the detail we can capture with our own cameras. I wish it would warm up. I'd like to get out and try the macro on my new camera.
Dinu, LOL! It's brand new and has a lot more bells and whistles than the little Kodak! I actually had to Google the manual because the booklet that came with it was no help at all! I need to be on the computer when I want to play with the settings.
I love my Canon. I have a battery charger that I just pop the battery out of the camera and into the charger and then plug the entire unit into the wall. Everything is charged in an hour or two. The charger unit came with my camera. Do you have one?
I love mine too! Even tho it's bigger, I love how it fits in my hand. I feel more like a pro, LOL!
We ordered a second battery and have a small unit that plugs in. In two hours I have a new battery, as opposed to the 6 hours it takes for the Kodak's double A's. I have to set the timer so I don't forget about it.