Saturday, August 28, 2010

Caterpillar on my Flower

I wanted to photograph this flower with a little grass in the background to had it sitting ready to go. We found a caterpillar outside and I decided I need his photo too! So, I combined them! He was very photogenic and patient with me before I set him free. I added one more photo: The set up. I like to see other people's setup and I thought I would throw mine in, mess and all. There is no magic: macro lens on DSLR, tripod, remote release & 2 flash units with triggers. I'm constantly amazed how images look when I know what it looked like behind the scenes, like this one. :-) The maroon background is from a jewelry box ready to go on craigslist and the black/gray background is the back of an etch-a-sketch.



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30 comments:

Dave said...

it is very cool that you included your setup for this shot.

Nikki-ann said...

Fantastic shots! I like how you've shown us what equipment you used.

Noner said...

Fuzzy little fellow.

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Dimple said...

I like the behind the scenes shot a lot! Make-do is great!

Greyscale Territory said...

The little caterpillar looks like a very soft and spikey little critter! Adore this collection of shots and enjoyed the process of recycling props!

Jan said...

Amazing shots, thanks for the inside tips.

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing your set up! The etch-a-sketch is brilliant!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

That is such a clever set-up! Hmm, where is our Etch-a-Sketch? :)

EG Wow said...

Thanks, Perry! I still have so much to learn!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love it! The caterpillar is so detailed and just adorable. Great shots.

Mimi said...

Great shots, really nice.

cat said...

Gorgeous shots and a funny looking critter :)

Lynn said...

You put together a delight photo series.

Manang Kim said...

Wow that is amazing!!
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Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh wow! Great shots and a hairy little guy :D

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to hear your set up. I have no skill doing that. I always wait for nature to present the magic, the light, no tripod, no extra light. You are an artist.

Christina said...

Wow! Great macros!

seema gupta said...

great shots. header of your blog is very attractive.

regards

armyfamilyok said...

What a fuzzy little guy on such a pretty flower. Great capture!!

Firefly said...

Sniff sniff. I want a fancy camera as well.

jo©o said...

Hiya Perry,

I love it when we play about with our photo's. Your equipment looks impressive. (I echo the Sniff, sniff.) And I also enjoy 'setting the scene', but my attitude to caterpillars that defoliate my favourite plants, is slightly different.

And thanks for teaching me a new word/variation: passel.

Eng said...

lovely capture, perry! its so generous of you to show us your set up on this particular shot. i normally used natural light, i always position my subject by the windowsill...lol!

by the way, read your comment on dave's blog. i may start few months earlier than him in photography but believed you me, it was him who tought me most of what i knew about the craft. i find it a waste of his time sitting in front of the computer all day playing games. now, he can't get enought of sunlight and photography. he's always on the go to capture something new. hopefully, we can both attend a photography lectures, workshops and seminar in the near future as we knew this is going to be a part of our life.

i will be off the scene for a couple of weeks. I will have to undergo a major surgery soon. for now, i am busy with my still life photography to keep my blog afloat until i am up and about to do it again.

have a lovely week ahead of you!

eng of poetic murmurings

vincibene said...

Fantastic pictures!

Denise said...

Brilliant! Your photos are great Perry, and I enjoyed the last shot of how you set up your shoot.
An English Girl Rambles

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot. Love the set up info.

Cher said...

thanks for visiting! you are so generous to share us your set-up. all your shots are spectacular. the caterpillar added drama to the flower. :)

Clytie said...

These pictures are so spectacular and professional looking that I had to laugh at the set-up photo. Using what you have on hand is so marvelous! It makes me feel more at home, as I don't have $$ for expensive stuff. Though I am, actually drooling at your camera equipment. Sigh.

Carletta said...

If you hadn't shown your setup I would have been so wondering how you got that little guy to pose so beautifully. :)
Excellent shots!

Thanks for your visit and nice comment on my dragonfly.

tammymcchesney said...

Thanks for sharing your secret in taking these fabulous shot! A very coo looking catepiller!

Manz said...

can't decide which like the most... they're all so incredibly beautiful! A little pre-production goes a long way - background works a treat!!

No cc photos from me this week, although there is this post for critter lovers: 4-legged Tee Giveaway! PLUS The A to Z of Animal Tees