Will I Ever Take a Good Picture?

My journey trying to take good photos.

Another Walk at Hodges

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Little late posting this walk taken last Monday (5/27). It was another beautiful day to be out walking. In the middle of the trail I see this.

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Had to wonder if X marks the spot of some treasure. Then I came upon a toad. I see lots of frogs at Hodges but not many toads, in fact this might be the first one.

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I then took this picture. Why you ask? Because I have spent the last week trying to print out a picture where the sky was printing incorrectly and I wanted another picture of sky to try. I haven’t printed this yet because I believe I found the problem. A topic for another post but let’s just say that the Canon reps have a lot of patience with us amateur photographers.

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I will admit I am curious if this prints correctly:) Also in the last month or so I worked on a picture where I changed the background but I didn’t have any good backgrounds to use (see my May 5ht 2013 post; Orchid). Here is an attempt to get a good background:

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Then I came upon this flower. There was quite a breeze and I couldn’t get a good shot.

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I sat down on a bench overlooking a small pond and the Heron didn’t like me around and flew into a tree. I didn’t even see him until he took flight. I took a few pictures of him sitting in the tree with both my 100mm lens and the 55-250mm lens. The first is from the 100mm, the 2nd from the 55-250mm.

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Even though the heron is smaller in the 100mm shot he looks a bit sharper. Maybe a prime (and more expensive) lens does give better shots. Here is another one taken with the 100mm.

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The turtles were out sunning themselves. You have to wonder how this guy got in this position.

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Then I saw this lone Lily.

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While looking at photos online someone had one of a dandelion that looked cool. I tried to capture the same look. This came out ok but not quite what I was looking for. 

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Then I came across a tiny mushroom. Mushrooms seem to be one of my favorite subjects at Hodges.

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Well that is it for this walk. I didn’t take a walk at hodges this weekend. I just sat around on the porch and enjoyed the summer heat. 

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