.Then, I have some Zinnias from a friend's yard. She spends a lot of time in her yard, and between the bird feeders, vegetables and flowers, I would be a fool to visit their home without my camera. They are kind enough to let me wander away from the conversation or dinner table to chase photo opportunities. I'll be they stand inside the windows and laugh at me, while I'm out there, doing the camera dance. You know how it goes... both hands holding the eyepiece to the face, crouch low, stretch high, move side to side, get down to the ground, find a spot and freeze... then do it all over again.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
the camera dance
This little butterfly is the Fiery Skipper. (Thanks Fishing Guy, for the bug link.) They hop around a lot, but its skipping around was to my advantage, because as long as I could react quickly, it offered several different profiles. I would have preferred to clearly see both antennae. Nevertheless, I am quite satisfied with this result. The butterfly photo was taken under the flagpole at church. Several people are presently collaborating to reconfigure the landscaping to something that looks pretty, but at the same time, does not require a lot of work to maintain.