Well, a week of daily posts was exhausting and I need a break. But before I go silent for a bit, one more photo post for y’all.
I often suffer from gear envy.
I think that I might like to buy a D-SLR to give it a try. Then I castigate myself: I have two very good cameras that I don’t know how to use very well yet. I must first exhaust their possibilities before moving on to bigger (and heavier, and more expensive) gear.
I bemoan my inability to take photographs of dragonflies. I love their jewel-like colour, their sparkle and pizzazz. I love how they fly in quick darts and sudden changes of direction. I love their gossamer wings. My favourite are the emerald green dragonflies. But I’ll take what I can get.
Is the below a dragronfly or damselfly? What’s the difference?
I am very impressed with the below two photos. They were both taken with the Ricoh Caplio R7 – a point and shoot. I pointed, I tweaked, I sighed, I shot, I tweaked some more, I despaired and I shot a few more. And I’m rather pleased with the results and amazed by what the camera can do.
So, until I have exhausted the capabilities of my two current cameras, I must cease lusting after a D-SLR. (Repeat after me …)
For some more briliant photographs of wildfowers and dragonflies (and waterbirds and spiders and and and), you must check out the excellent London (almost) Daily Nature Photo blog, which I came to via Flighty who dropped by here via Nikkipolani. I love blogging (but I still need a break; life calls).