Well today is the 4th of July, wow this year is flying by fast... seems like not to long ago I was dealing with monstrous record snowfalls.I haven't found many birds to shoot pics of... actually I've been shooting more Macro shots than ever before.I haven't even put the big lens on my camera in over a month.It's always with me, but why mount it up, when I know I won't need it.
I"ve been having lots of fun shooting Macro shots. I'm using a new method this year. before I was letting my camera do the thinking of shutter speed and F stop, but now I'm shooting in manual mode and have to work it out myself.I actually like doing it this way better,as the shots are "crisper" and it is a good way of keeping in practice of using the whole camera as my "paintbrush" so to speak. Also I find I have to do less picture processing to bring my shots to life,as to how I saw them, and want to portray them.
This year I'm doing another Calender for the Library. The theme is "delicate Wings" and will feature all my best butterfly shots.I had picked out 20 from my gallery earlier this year to use a batch to choose from, but with some of the shots I've been getting so far this year..I'm going to have a tough time only picking 14 pictures (cover shot....12 month pics.... and January 2017 picture). What I'm thinking of doing is posting a pic journal later this summer, before press time, so you can help me choose which ones to use.
Other than this, it's a little overcast outside right now, but should clear in about an hour or so...then it's off out an about for me.
You all have a safe and Happy 4th, fire up them grills,indulged in vast quanities of Hot Dogs-burgers and all the salads and fixin's that go with them!
Enjoy your day!