Thursday, March 13, 2008

Day 74 POTD Ocean Animals?

I might be on theme with the animals inside the shell! (I'd have to ask a kid; they know everything!) I'm using my new macro lens 105mm 2.8 for these photos, and am hoping to get the focus and clarity much better. I used a tripod, used manual focus, turned off auto vibration, and used the timer. I know there're even things that have to do with how the shutter opens and closes that can affect movement and sharpness with macro, but I'll figure that out another day.

I shot these in manual mode, RAW, custom white balance, and ISO 200. The first one is at f/32, ss: 8".



The second one is also at f/32,but ss: 6".

This last once was also at f/32, but shutter speed: 2.5". I put this one in a sunnier spot on my couch and included it here because of the effect of the light coming through it. Actually, the REAL reason I included it was because I was impressed that you could see the DUST on it! So then I blew the dust off and took the above photos! :)

Sorry, folks. I'm crawling back in bed after I post this. I want everyone to know how much I appreciate their comments. I had no idea that people would like Buffalo so much! Thanks also for the suggestion to check out Pioneer Woman's blog. I've never heard of it and will be checking it out soon! I'll try to be back up and commenting on photos again by tomorrow, hopefully.

21 comments:

cari said...

Hope you feel better soon!!! Love these shots!
cari

pat said...

Angela--I commend you for posting when you are feeling so crummy. Looks like that macro lens is going to be a winner; nice shots of that shell. Go to bed, drink lots of Gatorade, and rest, rest, rest.

Jess said...

These are great! So nice and crisp. Sorry you aren't feeling well! I would have just stayed in bed and not posted! *hugs*

Becky said...

These look really sharp to me, and I love the colors and lighting. I didn't realize your lens had vibration reduction...I have heard that it should be shut off when using a tripod. I bet that's why the focus looked fuzzy to me the other day. I'd say you were a trooper for posting today, but I never know if it's trouper or trooper, so I'll just say yay you! Get well soon!

Kristina said...

That second one down is really cool! I sure hope you feel better.

Mom2Drew said...

Isn't it hilarious how a macro can magnify everything, and I mean...everything? Great shell!

Michelle said...

oh, man, hope you feel better soon! great pics. love the color.

Nicole said...

I really love the second one. Hope you are on the mend soon!

Becky said...

sorry your not feeling well! im just getting over the cooties my self! love the color and texture of that second shot!!

Gypsy Girl said...

Your sick and still being funny about the dust on your shell. BTW Cool shell. Get Better Soon.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! That is one cool shell you've photographed with (insert photographic mumbo jumbo here). To my untrained eye, they are just neat to look at!

Oh and YES you should check out the Pioneer Woman. I kept reading references to her blog and finally checked it out a week or so ago. LOVE it!!! You make me laugh out loud and so does she. Maybe she'll make you laugh out loud....

Hugs to you and hope you are back to feeling 100% quickly!!

Jeanne said...

Forgot to add, the Pioneer Woman takes AWESOME photos, just like you do!!!! Plus she is funny...

Joanne said...

oooh, that is some pretty cool texture there! Hope you feel better soon!

Donnah C said...

Wow - great texture and close ups. I hope you feel better soon.

jewels said...

I love that first one! neat texture on the shell. I love the lighting also, it makes those lighter tones have a contrasting pop with the brown. :)

Cheers,
jewels

Mandy said...

These are great Angela. They look awesome. I am sorry you aren't feeling well. It must be going around because our whole house is sick too!

Jason said...

Great colors.... and very sharp

Val said...

Hope you feel better fast!!

Jen said...

I like the 2nd one! Get well soon!

pakosta said...

so prettY!
get better soON!
don't worry about getting to the blogs til you feel better!!!
tara

Bobbi said...

That is such a cool shell, I love the colors.