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The Beauty Problem

I started this blog in part to keep track of what I am shooting and what settings I have used so that I would have a reference when I can’t remember what settings I used last week.  Then I started with the birds.  I figured, I’ll go out and shoot them everyday, messing with my settings and I’ll get it all figured out.  Problem solved right?

Ha, yeah, sure.  Insert the beauty problem.  Here is my best bird picture of the morning:


ISO 100 135mm f/5.6 1/15

Wow, that bird looks a lot like a hosta you are thinking. Or, wow, what an idiot, she doesn’t know her birds from her plants.  So, this hosta presents a whole host of other setting issues.  I should stick with just one subject matter, but it is hard with so much beauty to shoot.

Oh, and then there is beauty problem part 2; The beauty I miss:


ISO 400 56mm f/4.5 1/125

See that water drop on the outside of the plant in this cropped photo?  Well I didn’t until I had it on my computer.  That would have made an interesting close-up, had I not missed it.