Monday, August 6, 2007

Best Shot Monday


Thanks to Tracey at Best Shot Monday, for encouraging me to get my camera and take some random shots. It is a Macro Monday for me!


Living in the country has afforded us sightings of many hairy, icky, loud, slimy, pokey critters. We have porcupines, coyotes, opossums, scorpions, snakes, geckos, racoons, tons of birds, etc....etc..... Last month as soon as sunset would hit, there was a loud ruckus going on in the trees. Me, being the insect lover I am (yes..I know I'm weird) I found the culprit...it was katydids! Being fairly new to Texas, this was an awesome surprise. Last month there were thousands, this month, I had to hunt to take a picture one! Where did they all go? Summer is not over, how dare they, we still have a couple of weeks!




14 comments:

Anna said...

I LOVE macro shots, what a great one!

I'm over at Hank and Willie,

http://hankandwillie.wordpress.com

jenny said...

I posted a bug picture recently on my photo-a-day blog.
http://jennys363.blogspot.com/2007/07/day-195-monday.html#links

I also did a Best Shot Monday
http://sliceofjennyslife.blogspot.com/

I enjoyed looking at your blog! I'm in Texas, too, to your Northeast. :-)

amygeekgrl said...

what a cool shot! nice job. :)

Maya said...

I love how you even captured the water! Amazing shot!

kim said...

what a terrific shot! I love the water on it and the focus is great!

Mandy said...

Great shot! Looks great with the water droplets.

Corey said...

Wow. I love this photo. Very nice work!

Rabbi Phyllis Sommer said...

i've never seen a bug like that (maybe we don't have them in the midwest?) and such a gorgeous picture too...

ktjrdn said...

Amazing. I try to take shots like that and they NEVER turn out

Stacy said...

Great macro shots! I'm a Nikon girl, too (D50). :)

As for your question on the lighting, it is part in camera and part in Photoshop. The lighting was perfect...around noon on an overcast day. Doesn't get much better...no harsh shadows. Then in PS, after I converted to the black and white, I used the "burn" tool/brush and went around the outside of the photo. This essentially puts your subject in a ray of light. Hope that helps!

Cari said...

That is a great shot. The detail is so amazing. I try and fail pitifully at macros. :)

Chris said...

Well, the picture is pretty cool but the bug freaks me out! LOL. We have nothing like that in L.A. accept for a million crickets and ants. Love the macro, though. I use mine quite often.

emily said...

Wow, that's a great shot. I love the water drops on it.

Jana said...

GREAT shot!!!!