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Day 284 #Project365

 

284-365 bee

This shot was about compromises. I had the delicious late afternoon light, a bee, and the lovely lavender, but I couldn’t get rid of the step on the foreground. Cropping the step out was not an acceptable option. When I sat back and moved a bit, I lost the step, but lost the bee as well, as it was already busy buzzing elsewhere. And the angle of the light in the step-less image looked somewhat different.

So I picked this one in the end, step and all, because I feel it captured the scene just right. And that what matters, I think. This image was taken on the front steps of the house looking out to the road, focusing on the beautifully fragrant plants that were backlit by the sun at the golden hour. It’s a perfectly imperfect shot. A good compromise.

 

Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO400 | f/5.6 | 1/400 |

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Day 280 #Project365

 

280-365 wet leaves 1

Today was a very wet Saturday in Canberra. The rain started from early morning all through the day and I suspected a soft drizzle even now as I was writing this post after the kids have gone to bed.

Droplets were everywhere. The greens were greener. Most colours saved white have gone darker. Richer. All the plants got drenched. Some droplets on the leaves looked like sparkling gems, very pretty.

These images were my capture of the wet world around my house today.

280-365 wet leaves 2

 

280-365 wet flowers

 

 

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Day 270 #Project365

 

270-365 bees and blooms

Flowers are one of my ‘fallback’ subjects. Sound harsh I know. But it’s true. They are there, naturally pretty and not moving,  they are an easy subject to photograph and guarantee (mostly) successful result. I find them very helpful whenever I am short of ideas, or too tired from normal daily stuff, or lazy (366 days in a year, I think I’m allowed a day or  7 days of lazy, right). Today’s excuse was exhaustion.

This tree on my backyard just turned pink once the season fully kicked in. It was very attractive, as you could hardly see any green foliage from afar. As I came to have a closer look I saw that I was not the only one attracted to the colours, there were heaps of bees also there busy buzzing and do what bees do, hopping from flowers to flowers.

My kit lens was no micro, but I am quite pleased with this result.

Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO400 | f/5.6 | 1/500 | 

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Day 263 #Project365

 

264-365 cherry blossoms

This is where the fairies live…

Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO100 | f/9 | f/125 |

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Day 156 #Project365

156-365 drops.jpg

The morning was thick in mist. The air was filled with tiny invisible drops. I love this kind of morning. Unlike the rain where you always have to wait until it’s stop completely to walk around and take photos, you can just walk right out in the mist, enjoy the world in a more subdued setting and maintain relatively dry. I stopped at the park and was glad to find that everything looked like they were bejewelled by beautiful tiny diamonds.

The background was almost completely white as it was still thick with the mist even at 9 o’clock. I don’t think the sun will even come out and play today.

I am sharing two photos in today’s post. The second one I decided to post because it costed me my pants, the knee parts got totally soaked from kneeling on wet grass. The subject, the long bejewelled grass, was leaning  on the low wooden fence in the park, so to get the right angle I had to either lie down completely on my belly, or just kneeled down and crouched really low. I chose the lesser of the two wetness possibilities, and couldn’t say I regretted it.

156-365 wet plants

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