Friday, February 29, 2008

White flower in the forest

I've recently bought a 10-22mm zoom. I was eager to take a picture were I could get a flower on fist plane while the extension of the tree can be seen on a out of focus background. After three days of fight the best image I got is this one taken with my beloved 100mm macro lens. I love this lens. It will take me more time than expected to squeeze the new zoom.

Monday, February 25, 2008


EOS350D with 100mm f2.8 macro

Following this post I'm adding this image to a chain. I'm not proud of it. I would like to have more time to improve it, but as my mother in law use to say: 'la vergonya ├ęs un luxe que no ens podem permetre'*
*unacuratelly I translated as: 'embarrassment is a luxury we can't afford'

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sporophyte from a fern

For me, as well as for Frikosal, plants are a difficult subject to cover. When we capture animals, experience tells us that the eyes need to be in perfect focus, and this rule works as well for humans as for ants. With this in mind you only need to concentrate to get a good frame.

Plants and flowers are totally different beasts. This fern was easy because it was clear that the sporophyte was the topic that matter, but most plants require art, a magic intuition with no written rules that genious like nomesploraria have learned from masters like Nino di Salvatore. For the rest of us, poor mortals, it's a hard stressing job.