7.17.2009

love in a mist

i went a little garden crazy the other day at my parents' house. while the kids played in the sprinkler, i puttered around photographing everything in sight. part of my plan for the summer is to get to know my camera a little better, so i tried playing with my settings + macro a bit. it's going to take some time, but my parents' garden is a pretty good place to play. here is a series of shots of my mom's favourite, love-in-a-mist.

normally i'm deathly afraid of spiders, but for some reason daddy long legs don't really bother me. maybe it's the long skinny legs, i'm definitely more afraid of a thick hairy spider leg. even writing that made me shiver. anyhow, i liked how this little guy looked nestled in the equally spindly leaves of the love-in-a-mist.

6 comments:

Laura. said...

oh, these photos are beautiful! good job.

mchen said...

Great shots! And yes, it makes a huge difference if you take the time to get to know your camera — so many peeps buy a schmancy SLR and then keep it on "automatic" the whole time. Looks like you have a handle on the macro setting ;)

lesley said...

thanks ladies! i had fun, took almost 300 pics. i foresee some more garden posts around here next week!
m - so true, i need to remind myself to turn off autofocus and have fun! i'd like to get a bigger lens in the future, maybe for christmas ;)

erin said...

lovely!

m. said...

fabulous pics! i especially love the second from the top. very nice!

ella said...

aha. so that's what those are. i've often wondered in the Autumn what those seed pods looked like in Summer bloom. so pretty.