Daily Photo 10.13.10 (The spider said: “Stop & smell the flower”)

I could not resist! Perfect opportunity, but very challenging.  Here’s 2 versions.  I was trying to get the web, but when I did a longer exposure and used a flashlight to light the web, it came out good but the spider was out of focus.  The breeze was moving the spider too much.  I still like these though.

 

Flower & Spider 1

Flower & Spider 1

Flower & Spider 2

Flower & Spider 2

 

 

Daily Photo 9.30.10 (Night Blooming Cereus-Again!)

Got another bloom! This time I had fun playing with my tripod (my Manfrotto 055XPROB w/a Giottos MH 5001 head). I had my camera balancing over the balcony edge to get the bloom.  Fun!  I love my tripod!  I will post a photo of me and my tripod in a bit on my Facebook Page if you are interested.  That is not a great shot (night shot done with a cell phone camera- non-iphone! 🙂 )

Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus

Daily Photo 8.26.10 (Night Bloom #2)

I got it!  I was ready for my Night Blooming Cereus this time.  It looks like I have 2 more buds ready to bloom.  These do seem kind of small, but I am assuming that it’s because the plants are in small containers.  Of course I had to use my new 50mm f/1.4 lens! 🙂

Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus