Sunday, April 13, 2008


Yes?, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Set up my tripod out on the small slip of grass that is our front lawn this afternoon and waited for pictures to happen to me and they did.

At first I though I had lost my chance with this critter because the first time I spotted her, she was climbing ON the tripod that was holding the camera with the macro lens. When I was ever so delicately easing the camera away, so I could use it hand held, I startled her away.

A few minutes later, she was back on the tripod and although I would have loved to have devoted long exposures to her beauty, I could not hold the camera still enough to end up with anything but blur.

For this shot, the shallow depth of field really worked, highlighting those beautiful jewel eyes.

In all honesty I think she was inspecting me with as much interest as I was looking at her.

Canon Rebel xti, shutter 1/50, f2.8, 100mm, 100 iso.
(cropped a little but other wise out of the camera)


concretegodmother said...

so cool! i like the selective focus -- we can really only focus on her eyes and fuzzy head. what is she, exactly?

i'm lustin' on the macro again! ;-)

isn't is amazing how those photos just come when we sit and wait and look for them? good instincts today.

Sandie said...

Nice shot, very interesting and cool!

Anonymous said...

freaking awesome shot!

my15minutes said...

Wow. You outdid yourself on getting this capture. Your patience was rewarded!

Cloudscome said...

This is really amazing. I think she must have heard about you and your cameras, and wanted to be in the show.

I invited you to a blogger picnic today at the blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

Ampersand said...

simply amazing.

Karin said...

Wow. That is just an amazing shot!

jo(e) said...

This looks like something out of a horror movie to me.

BouBou's said...

Fantastic shot! Very impressive - your patience was well rewarded. I love its "expression."


Moi said...

:) you never cease to amaze moi!!!! :)

Scrivener said...

Wow! So, so cool.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! (Sorry I haven't posted over here in a bit, but I've been seeing your photos, and that are outstanding!!!)

Sharon said...

I agree, "wow"! Fantastic.

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