This bunny stopped just short of the minimum focusing distance on my 70-300 lens, but well outside social distancing guideline minimum.
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I couldn’t get the light right to show off the shiny greens and reds Japanese beetles are famous for. So I got rid of the color entirely. I took these in the same day as my squirrel story experiment.
These bugs are technically pests, but they’re so cool to look at.
I’ve learned a lot about photography since my lucky shot. Technique, lighting, editing. But more importantly, I learned about storytelling!
A still photo can be nice. A still photo can tell a story. But it’s a lot harder. This is an experiment with storytelling using a series of pictures.
It’s a start! They’re very active this time of year, so maybe I’ll get another chance. It seems like the local wildlife gets closer the more it sees me out with my camera.
I used to have a cheap telescope that could get close to this level of reach, but the moon being the moon, it would move out of view almost as quick as I could find it. When I could.
That was not a good telescope. It couldn’t do much with stars, and it couldn’t do much with large stuff in the solar system. And it had no camera attached!
This squirrel ran out in front of me, quickly realized its mistake, then ran off. But not before I got a few photos. I saw some of its friends playing nearby, but they were too far away and in too much shade.
I’m not a nature photographer as a rule, but there isn’t much else to shoot on account of the pandemic. I am exploring macro photography, but it would be easier with an actual macro lens. I set up a subscription page for people who want to support the site. You can also subscribe on Patreon, but I plan to phase it out.