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Grasshopper

15 Aug

I saw a grasshopper yesterday and surprisingly, it didn’t immediately leap away from me (which most things, insect or not, tend to do when I show up). I was thrilled that it did, as it allowed me to get really up close and personal with it to take its portrait. I named the little dude “Frank” though I am not actually sure it was a dude or dudette. Regardless, here are the closeups of Frank, a little green grasshopper, should that ever have been what you wanted to see on here. Which I have to believe it is.

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper

Frank the Grasshopper Looks to the Future

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Using the Macro on my Camera

29 Jul

Lately I’ve been toying with shots that feature soft-focus backgrounds. They aren’t super hard to take (at least, not at the amateur level that I take them at) and they are fun to look at and try to perfect. These are just a couple of quick shots that I’ve tried (some more successfully than others) to take recently. I really want to go back to the Hennepin Avenue Bridge to try and get better shots of the Grain Belt sign from farther away so that it looks more like the Grain Belt is encapsulated in the heart shapes that the bridge has on it. Also, flowers are a great source to practice on, as you can get really close to them and easily learn the basics on how to do soft backgrounds.

Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat

Uninteresting stone block with Grain Belt in background

Uninteresting stone block with Grain Belt in background

Grain Belt a little too close

Grain Belt a little too close

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Can't get enough spoonbridge and cherry

Can't get enough spoonbridge and cherry

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower