Sunday, March 30, 2008


Photography manuals tells you that subjects at 1/3 of the image look better than in the center. I think this is an exception but I can't say if from another point of view the image would improve.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wild Narcissus

I've never seen so many wild Narcissus all together in one place. It was one of those magic days. So beautiful. The wind was strong and chilly and there was still some snow from last night. Not usual in our March.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Praying Cistus

The first flowers of Cistus albidus from this spring.

Last year that slug called bufaforat took this image from a bee approaching a pink cistus flower. Well... I've found the location of a wonderful spot full of this plants... and they are ready to bloom...

I'm going to pray to the Indian god of photography for a dreaming day full of flowers and insects, magic light and inspiration.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another bumblebee, this time in background

Crab spider on first term while a bumblebee stays in backfocus

Don't think that I was capturing the crab spider when a bumblebee decided gracefully to collect some nectar just in the next floor. What really happened is that I found a poor bee restless on the floor. I placed the weak bee over a nice flower and started taking some pictures. Then I realized about the spider and got this nice composition.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Bumblebee II

This is the same bumblebee over the same Viburnum Tinus flowers from previous post. Which picture do you like more, this or the previous one?

This morning I've been shooting for half an hour to all insects around a beautifully pink tree. I've been all day excited at the office dreaming about the pictures I may get from that session. Well... My excitement came to zero in front of my PC this night. All useless. All pathetic. It's hard and disappointing.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


The Bombus terrestris queen is the only one from her colony allowed to survive the crude winter. When she wakes up from hibernation her first task is to raise a first generation of workers to asist her. I believe the bumblebee from my image is one of the firs workers from this spring.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Treehugger through Sauron's Eye

MP-E-65 macro lens extended at 5x and f=8

Another challenge from Frikosal: take a macro picture from a ball point pen. Precisely a 'BIC' one with red ink. I increased the challenge by wondering if I could portrait myself mirrored on something as small as a pen's ball. After many tries, here it is. I believe I can do better, but I don't have what I most need, time.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sunset in the forest

Today back from work I took this image. Look at all the branches laying in the ground, they had been there since last autumn. I hope they will clean it all before summer.