Sunday, September 25, 2011

Photo 99 - 365 Copperhead

This was an easy subject since it wasn't moving. I had to take advantage of it looking straight out of the glass. Wouldn't want to be this close to it in the wild!

You may ask why I don't have more fish photos since I was at an Aquarium. Well, Aquarium photography is tricky. The light is low and the subjects move quickly. You need a large opening in your camera lens and a fast enough shutter speed that will eliminate the blur but let in enough light. This was the first time I used my new camera and I wasn't familiar with the menu in order to change my settings so I did what I could, thankfully there was more to photograph than just fish! I do have some fish photos, just have not posted them yet. :)

Photo 98 - 365 Corn Snakes

At the Aquarium there was a Corn Snake display that had about 15 or so snakes, all different kinds of corn snakes. In the display was this shelf with the tools and the jar and the corn snakes curled up.

Photo 97 - 365 Alligator

My friend Heather and I had so much fun at the Aquarium. We got to the Alligator display just as they were being fed. Boy, that was interesting. There were two alligators and they would snap at each other and push each other around for the food. I was glad we got to see them being so active because once there was no more food to be had, one went back into the water and the other just sunk back down on the rock and they didn't move again.

Photo 96 - 365 Turtle

I just loved the turtle tank at the Aquarium!  They were so lively and just swimming around enjoying themselves. I took a lot of photos but those turtles were moving too fast for my camera most of the time. I got this shot though and I really like it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photo 95 - 365 Seahorse

I had a really hard time capturing an image I liked of the seahorses. They don't move a whole lot but there was a good current in the tank and they blend in with their surroundings. Just as we were moving on I looked back again and saw this seahorse pretty much out in the open and took a shot before the current took it away. 
During this visit I was using my new Olympus PEN E-P3 camera. Photo settings were:
f/3.5, 1/60 sec., ISO 1600, no flash

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Photo 94 - 365 Jellyfish

My friend Heather and I went to the Aquarium yesterday. We had so much fun! I took about 200 photos. I am sure she took about twice that many!  Aquarium photos are not the easiest to take and I only got a few good ones out of the 200 that I took. But I had fun anyway. I also got to try out my new camera, an Olympus PEN E-P3. It sure was a lot of fun to play with!
First Aquarium photo is of a jellyfish.
Photo settings are: f/3.5, 1/60sec., ISO 1600, flash not fired

My Husband went deep sea fishing today. I just thought it was neat that we were both "fishing" this weekend. He caught a few fish with his fishing rod and I caught a few with my camera. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photo 93 - 365 Locust

It is a beautiful evening. I love the evening. The day is winding down and this time of year the evenings are cool and calm. Tonight you can hear the birds chirping and the locusts welcoming the sunset. I found this little guy after the storm this weekend. Well, he wasn't really little, he was really big. My brother and I use to catch these things when we were growing up. Ah memories!

Photo settings are: f/10, 1/15 sec., ISO 100, Macro lens

Think I'll go sit outside and enjoy the evening a little longer.