Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 297

ISO 400, 100mm macro, f/6.3, 1/50 sec.

Day 297 - Take that winter!

Last week my friend Jeff wanted me to go to the butterfly farm with him, but I had a few of life's other things to take care of and I didn't go with him. Today, I was suppose to go to the whippet races with him, but winter is rearing his ugly head today. Rain. Wind. Miserable. So once again I bailed on Jeff and headed to someplace a little more tropical, the butterfly farm.

So sorry Jeff, but while you where freezing your fingers off, I was basking.

ISO 400, 100mm macro, f/2.8, 1/30 sec.

It was warm and toasty. Absolutely delightful.

ISO 200, 100mm, f/8.0, 1/40 sec.

This is Bob the proprietor. He ever so patiently stood there while his 5.5 inch pet dug his hooks into his cheek and I kept adjusting my exposure until it was just right.

ISO 200, 100mm, f/8.0, 1/40 sec.

This was really the maiden voyage for my new 100mm macro.

The verdict is in, it totally rocks and I love it.

ISO 400, 100mm macro, f/8.0, 1/60 sec.

I like my color rich and saturated, and for whatever reason, everything loaded into Lightroom just like I like. Hardly any post-processing at all.


  1. Oh wow! Where is that farm? I must go there. Butterflies are so much prettier than cows. I'm loading my free, 30-day Lightroom on my computer just as soon as I find the disk. It's here somewhere ...

    And PhotoShop Elements 9 is awesome. It will take a year to figure it out.

  2. These are all so beautiful!! And yes your macro lens rocks, not let me have it LOL!!!! So pretty!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous images! Perfection! Great colors and subject too. That lens seems to fit right in with you.