the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur
plonq

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

Year In Pictures: 2010/04/26

Many are the times when I have regretted a lack of a camera when I was out and about, but I think I can count on one hand how many times I have lamented, "I wish I hadn't brought this camera along."

We went for a walk in search of dinner this evening, and on the way home I spied a small tree blossoming all over the place. I stopped to grab a picture, and after taking a couple at different exposures a bumblebee caught my eye. I quickly turned and snapped a shot before it could get away - though you can tell by the blurring of the bee that it was a close call.

20100426

I shot this one at 1/180th of a second with an aperture of f/5.6. It was a good setting for a static shot, but the shutter was a tad slow for an action shot with the bee. If I had known that I was going for a moving target I'd have gone with f/4.0 and 1/250th of a second or faster, even if it meant underexposing the shot a bit. I'd probably have upped the ISO to 200 as well

Anyway, all that aside I think the picture turned out okay.

Not much software manipulation on this one. I resized it down a bit, sharpened it a smidgen to bring the bee into sharper focus, and boosted the saturation to compensate for the somewhat under-saturated nature of the RAW images that this camera produces.

Flowers
Tags: 2010yip
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments