The two above photos were taken on a walk through “Our Woods.” Since I was part of a twosome and the only keen shutterbug in our faithful pair, I did not set up a tripod. Both of these shots were thus necessarily hand held and taken, purposefully, at f 2.8, the maximum aperture of my Tamron 90 mm macro lens. The camera was my Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D DSLR, a dependable relic from around 2006. Focus was also manual since I wanted quick and interpretative control over subjects that were moving in the breeze. The speed was 1/400 sec – as fast as possible at 100 ISO.
I also took one of a small bee in a yellow flower, but that will be in a future post. Bees are endangered by various threats such as, many suspect, pesticides. The corporations that make pesticides are, sadly, not endangered. They thrive with the help of deep pockets, too many rights and unscrupulous legal hound-dogs. Apparently they can sue all of Europe simultaneously.
So this little bug got me thinking about the world – which is usually followed by compulsive writing…
6 thoughts on “A Little More Macro”
[ Smiles ] I LOVE those two photos of yours!
Thank you, Richard, for the generous compliment. I was lucky the two photos play off each other and the circular format (first time used) appears to have worked well. I dabble in a few activities and, like yours, my blog covers a lot of territory. I’ll be visiting again.
A class action suit against Europe, now that would be interesting.
Canada has been sued in the past under NAFTA for taking steps to protect our environment and the health of our citizens. Europe is now being sued by Bayer and Syngenta for placing a moratorium on the use of their pesticides which many claim have seriously harmed the bee population. Another case of the tail wagging the dog.
I honestly didn’t know about the lawsuits, thanks. The new top secret Trans-Pacific Partnership should make all things right, though…and unicorns will make a comeback.
Like Pi Patel says to the Canadian writer after telling his two versions of the shipwreck: Which story do you prefer? I like the one with the unicorn 🙂