On Wednesday and Thursday, I took my new camera with to the farm in the late afternoon, to see if I could get an opportunity to take some pictures. I’ve been ‘playing’ with the camera to familiarize myself with it, and I’ve also tried to take a few serious pictures. Not a single one came out ‘wow! I have to share this!’, but I’m going to share a few in a series anyway, because I need the feedback.
On my drive around the farm, I saw this pretty tree. At first nothing amazing, just a tree with a pretty shape. When I got closer, though, I noticed that this tree was covered in the most beautiful yellow flowers! It was a happy tree, so I thought I’d try and capture some of it’s beauty.
Just so you know – my main aim was to play with focus. I was trying to get the bits I wanted to photograph in focus, and not the bits around it. It didn’t work all the time, but some came out OK. (I was trying manual focus.) The other thing was that the flowers were quite high up the tree, so I had to aim upwards all the time. Not an excuse, I know! 🙂 Once I’m more comfortable with the camera I’m sure this will be a breeze! Talking of breezes, there was quite a strong breeze blowing, so I needed to get my timing right as well.
So, here goes!
Nothing much at first sight, I know!
Some of the first flower attempts.
A bit closer.
A pretty leaf cluster that caught my eye.
More fresh leaves and some berries (unopened flowers?)
While standing there trying to capture some flower pics, I heard a buzzing, and realized that there were hundreds of bees flying around. They were going crazy trying to sip at all the flowers, and it seemed that they were racing to see who could get to the most flowers in the shortest time. I’ve seen some of your amazing bee photos, and I tried to just catch one in a picture. I don’t have to tell you that it’s not easy! 🙂 I have quite a few bee pictures – all out of focus! With the second to last attempt, I managed to get the bee more or less in focus, but the rest…well, not so much! 🙂
Oi vey! I have a lot to learn yet! But, that’s fine by me, it’s a fun journey. 🙂
After Wednesday’s adventure with the cow mama, I am feeling a lot better today. Thanks to all for your concern, I really appreciate it!
And that’s another week gone! Happy Friday to you, and enjoy the weekend! 🙂