Redo. 1/10 sec at f/5.6, 85mm focal length, ISO 3200, no flash. … Personally, I’m inclined to agree that the photo needed a redo, and I like the second better. … Unfortunately, I can not compare the originals of both photos since the original .nef file from the original photowas lost in the Great Apple Fiasco of 2010, which is a much longer story.
These are pictures of flowering grass, a fairly common plant, yeah? I played around with tints, colours, and so on to see what kind of effects I’d get and what could be created out of a common plant. … What would you do if you were playing with these images?
Another view of our carved wood and rattan couch from yesterday. What do you think of the photo(s)? Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
What I do know is that it’s a rattan and carved wood seat suitable for seating 3-4 people. What I also know is that, in the original photo, the details of the carved wood were not available like they are after I turned the photo into a sepia image. It’s interesting how the sepia brings out the details so much better. 🙂 What do you think of the photo(s)?
No doubt there are many in the neighborhood, especially with the empty lot next door that seems especially inviting to a lot of the local critters. … Now if only he’d pose a little closer to me and my camera… … Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
They’re also called the seven sisters since they tend to travel in packs of 6 or 7 or so, and that’s usually about how many there are when they invade my garden. … I like bird song. 🙂 This yellow-billed babbler is sitting on our wall, watching his/her brothers/sisters further away in my garden, playing in my bushes and trees. … Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
I still don’t have a positive identification on this bird, but I believe it’s the white bellied drongo ( Dicrurus caerulescens ), also known in Sinhala as Kauda. The two Sri Lankan forms, leucopygialis and insularis , are darker than the Indian version, but I don’t know the differences between Dicrurus caerulescens leucopygialis and Dicrurus caerulescens insularis , so I don’t know which of them would be the one I have photos of, if it’s even one of them. In the first two of my pictures, the feathers atop the head look like a very dark green.
While the neighborhood chameleons don’t visit every day, or even every week, they visit often enough that, despite how shy they are about being seen by me, I occasionally manage to photograph them. What do you think of the photo? Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
These pictures are of red vented bulbuls, a local bird that seems to love our neighborhood. They’re particularly identifiable due to their red underpants. 🙂 They’re on our neighbor’s roof, hanging out. You know how it is. 🙂 There’ve been dozens out there having a regular ol’ party, and coming and going quick as can be.
For a while there, my mother in law wondered if we had rats rooting around in the garden digging holes up against the house. … Finally, I clued in one day when, for the like fifth day in a row I caught the lizard digging around in the garden where the holes at the side of the house are. … And, unfortunately, he runs the second he hears me, which means I’m really good at getting photos of him from behind, but not so good at getting photos from the front.
Mosquitoes bite me – and they bite me by the dozens to hundreds while everyone else around me is left completely alone – and the white part swells up to between a half inch to an inch in diameter with the red bit sometimes 4-6 inches in diameter. … Well, you get the idea. 🙂 I don’t know for a fact that I’m allergic to bees and wasps and other of the more, ah, dangerous insects, but given my allergic reactions in general and with insects, it’s a pretty safe bet that getting stung by them probably wouldn’t be a good idea, you know what I mean? 🙂 So why, oh why, do I do some of the things I do? I was outside and saw a bunch of flying insects swarming in the area around our no-longer-in-use Dialog satellite dish, so naturally, I had to take a step closer to find out what was going on.
Stand out on the balcony in the morning for five minutes, and I’ll see at least four or five different types of birds that I can recognize and identify. Then there are all the other birds hanging out, flying around, chirping or otherwise singing their noises, but out of sight, and, well, I really have no idea how many there are, but it’s a LOT. These shots are just a few examples of what I see from my balcony on a typical morning.