Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Miniature Boat

Played with the sharpness of this to give a bit of a macro/miniature look & feel. It is fun to play with......


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14 comments:

Dave said...

i enlarged this photo and i can see what you meant, it has the feel of a miniature indeed. very cool effect you've created.

on the airborne bee:

one of my dream shot is of an insect captured mid-flight and the airborne bee definitely fits that description.

i used a nikon D5000 and a tamron 70-300mm macro zoom lens. settings: manual mode, handheld, lens set to macro, 1/750s speed, F5.6 aperture, ISO 160, natural light.

my main purpose that day was to get photos like these and the garden that i went didnt disappoint. i thought it was a daunting task at first but one thing i noticed with this particular insect was that it hovers for a second or two on certain spots before landing on a flower and all i did was hold my nerves, focus and shot.

being a dream shot i was suprised how easy it was. all in all i took 14 shots, the first 4 were understandably a bit soft being test shots but the rest are good.
you can find a sample of my test shots here and one of the
good shots here uncropped and unedited.

one thing i regret though was i didnt set the shutter speed fast enough to freeze the wings, i
wonder if a could do that though with D5000 being the wings beat hundreds of times per second.

J Bar said...

Good one.

stan said...

tt;'s a lot of technical info. I just shoot. :)

Mike @ Slugyard said...

Great shot- looks like a trout is going to jump out of the water and eat him!

Sherri said...

Such pretty colours! the water is such a beautiful blue! Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Sheri : )

Firefly said...

Interesting effect. I have to try these kind of things myself soon.

Janis said...

Great action shot!

Kerry said...

Nice shot Perry! Where is this?

Ed & Reub

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful sky and lake.
Mama Bear

Manang Kim said...

A lovely shot and I like how blue the water is. Happy WEdnesday!

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Linda said...

Great photo!

Carolyn Ford said...

Great shot of summertime fun!

Kathy said...

Dave's idea of enlarging the photo was a good one. Great shot!

Rebecca said...

Nice job...looks like you weren't the only one playing.