Sometimes it’s important (for me) to just stop and appreciate (and share) the beautiful and powerful photographic gifts we are given all over this thing we call the internet. Photography may be in the age of “everybody’s a photographer”, but those photographers be they full time pros, occasional amateurs, or somewhere in between, share what they shoot, and we are all richer for it.
As far as I can tell, none of the three image makers below are pros, but they keep gracing the pages of the Earth Images Flickr group and that makes me happy.
Fabio Piscotta made this cracking good picture of a dragonfly. The dew and the bits of spider web stuck to the dragon, tells me that Fabio found this one when it was still chilled early in the morning. He is a man after my own heart as there is no way to explain the joy I have received doing exactly that same thing. Those damp dewy mornings are among my favorites. Great job Fabio!
Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap captured this piercing close-up of a Gecko Lizard. The fact that the lizard is not parallel to the camera sensor, forced Abhijeet to practice perfect focus. Shallow depth of field, can be a most powerful tool in portraits, as long as the eyes are sharp. In this case, the photographer caught the whole face, but nothing else in focus. Perfect!!
I love this shot of a field of Foxgloves created by Alun Williams. The “up the hillside” view, is perfect to maximize the quantity of flowers. I appreciate having this in Earth Images.
I have actually been to the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona before. Unfortunately I was not there when it looked like this, but I am glad that Nancy Neve was.
A perfect way to end our guest photographer post.
May God Bless, Wayne