Photo Challenge – I’m Ready for my Close-up!
Before I get started I’d like to apologize to any subscribers who got a post from me that just said ””’. That was from the cat. She managed to step on my keyboard just as I walked away from it and not only type that in the title box, but she also managed to hit “publish.” I don’t get it. Maybe she has blogging aspirations.
And now to the challenge! I’m actually a couple days early for a change instead of sliding in at the very last second. So, there’s still time if you’d like to get in on the fun. This time Scott’s challenge at Views Infinitum is Close Up Photography. Last weekend my sister and I were lucky enough to get to the Smith College Spring Bulb Show and we both had the challenge in mind. You can see the her results here, which are pretty awesome with her cool DSLR and extension tubes. I thought my little point-and-shoot really wasn’t too shabby though. Oh, and Scott wanted us to say how we photographed our close ups so here’s my fancy formula – I pressed the macro button. 🙂
Okay, okay – I also set it to Aperture Priority at 2.8, and the exposure mode to either Sunny or Cloudy. Ta-da!
I love these little grape hyacinth, but I can get closer!
But maybe not too close to that one. It looks like it might bite.
Speaking of biting, doesn’t that one look like a cat head in the middle there? And yes, biting and cat heads are a valid word association. My little blogging feline friend is also a little biter. I think she means it affectionately. Or maybe she’s just trying to get some time in on the computer.
Hey, these little guys are fuzzy like a cat!
I like this one. Dramatic colors!
But I think this last one is my favorite. I love the colors and the soft ruffly edges.