Monday, August 28, 2006

TESTING, TESTING, 1, 2, 3.....

Its been a while since I've been able to work with my camera.  In the meantime I have been doing a lot of reading on how to take better pictures.  My first accomplishment, moving out of the center of the frame.    While it is necessary for some shots, so much potential is lost if the subject is always smack dab in the center.(thanks plittle).

This colorful, furry little creature is the larvae of the 'milkweed tussock' moth.  I have seen hundreds of its younger, smaller and less hairy siblings during my visits to the milkweed field but this was the first time I'd ever seen the larvae in this stage.  Ironically it will morph into a rather dull, mono-color brown moth.

5 comments:

sassydee50 said...

Dorn~Lovely portrait! Blessings, Sassy

radar446 said...

Great shots Dorn!  The first portrait is very nice.  You are right about the compositional aspects.  I just did a tips and tricks entry on that in Photo Trek not too long ago.  You might also want to try the same shot either early in the morning, or late in the day to get a nice warm glow, and eliminate some of the hot spots in the foliage.

Greg

rcfairy said...

Excellent photos, and what a beautiful girl you have there.  :O)

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justplainbill said...

Dorn, you have found the secret of getting some great photos. Lucky you, Bill

rbrown6172 said...

wonderful!!  you inspire me to aspire!  :)
gina

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