I took a couple of days off from blogging. I spent so much time last week on the computer that my eyes were burning. I poured a lot of energy into my Flickr and 500px accounts. When someone comments on or faves one of my photos, I usually reciprocate. My images are getting popular on both sites, so it’s becoming a challenge to keep up.
I’m going to start spending more time on developing this website. I’ve been meaning to write some articles, and of course, more images. The latter will be done shortly. There’s plenty of good stuff that should be up here that’s been uploaded to Flickr and 500px.
I went out for a walk last night around the lake near my home. I’ve gotten some good macro shots there. But that wasn’t the best time for macro. Most of the flowers are wilting, whether from South Florida’s excess heat or the heavy rains we’ve had, and it was breezy to boot. That always makes getting good sharp shots very difficult.
The Canon 100mm f2.8 macro will shoot more than just insects and flowers.It can be used as a medium telephoto without any trouble. The image you see above is a baby Mallard duck I encountered during my walk. He was right next to his mother who was partially in the frame before I cropped her out. I have to be honest and say I wasn’t as close as this looks, I cropped the picture pretty heavily to get this image.
They were resting together on the bank near the lake when I walked up. Mother Mallard watched closely over her young as I snapped a couple shots. She then turned towards the water, and with her young, began to swim away. It was as if she were saying “that’s enough of the photo shoot, it’s time to go”.
But the baby duck, even in the water, seemed interested in me and my camera, and started to turn back towards me. His mother quacked at him and he went with her.
I liked the way these came out and I also got some other bird images while I was on this walk. I’ll be sharing some of those soon along with my beloved butterflies, bugs, and flowers.