Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring is here!

Here are some pictures that I took on four different days, with two different cameras!

This is a picture that I took out of our dining room window of our female squirrel! Isn't she cute!
This is a picture I took out the kitchen window of a little, red-bellied wood pecker that comes to our bird feeder.
I hope you liked all of the pictures! I know there is a lot but hey I couldn't decide which rose picture was the best! =D I did narrow it down for ya'lls sake though! I originally took around 300 pictures! I will hopefully be posting some pictures of a yellow rose, that I just got, soon!
In Christ,
P.S. I made a poll on the side so ya'll can vote on which picture is your favourite or you can leave a comment!


  1. Hey Mac,
    First off, thanks for commenting on my blog! :)
    Second, would you mind if I offered some constructive criticism on your photographs? the color and lighting is excellent, but there are a few more things that would make your pictures fantabulous! But, I want to make sure you're fine with that before I do!
    Third: Is the squirrel a pet?

  2. Leah,Thanks for commenting! I published it but I am not sure where it went! =D I would love some photography advice!
    Your third question was "Is the squirrel your pet?" He is not. I wish he was though because I think that he is so cute!
    In Christ,

  3. Mac,
    One thing that you may want to do more is put your subject (in this case the rose) on a power point line. I'm not sure if you're familier with this concept. When you look through your camera to take a picture, you know the lines that cris-cross like a tic tac toe board? Well, you want to have your subject on one of those lines. Or, say for example that you're just wanting the rose in your picture-not any background. Put the center of the rose on a power point, then let the rest of the flower fill your frame. Along with this, the rule of thirds is also something that I use a lot to make pictures more appealing. You may or may not have realized it, but you used the rule of thirds in the wood pecker picture. This is basically having your subject in one 'third' of the frame (either the right third or the left third) as opposed to completely centering it. While I definitely don't use this rule all the time, especially with people, it is helpful when dealing with animals/flowers, ect.

    I hope some of this makes sense! If not, let me know. :)

    My favorite pics of this post are #14 and #15.
    14- the detail is incredible. Great shot, great lighting.
    15-I love the contrast here. You see other things blurred in the background, but anyone could tell that the rosebud is the center focus. The lighting here adds tons to the picture because 1) the subject stands out so clearly and 2) the other details of the picture, like the shadow of the thorns on the leaves in the bottom left of the picture.

    God bless!


  4. Thanks for the advice, Leah! I didn't know a lot of what you were talking about, so thanks! I like 14 as well! It's the background on our computer!
    In Christ,

  5. Wow what beautiful pictures! So, Mac, what camera do you use and Kat, can you find out what camera you are taking to IPS?


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