Monday, October 29, 2012

Little Hero


This was going to be a post about aging beautifully, with this rose as my example, but then something came along and changed everything.

Caught up with trying to get a focused shot of this rose,
I barely noticed the bug that flew into the picture.


What was the chance of it landing
perfectly in my (almost non-existant) depth of field?

Not only once, but three times,
in three different positions, in three different pictures.


This bug is my hero!
(I'm pretty sure those aren't wings, it's a cape.)


Look at him posing, so sure I am getting him in focus :)
I think he was sent to encourage me in my macro photography.
Thank you, little bug :)

26 comments:

  1. Sometimes the little surprises are the most wonderful things. :)

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    1. So true, Connie, I've always been drawn to looking past the obvious and macro photography is quickly becoming an obsession of mine :)

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  2. It's a very nice little model.....and your pictures are beautiful Rosemary.

    warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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    1. Thank you Joop, it does look like it is posing just for me, doesn't it :)

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  3. You don't suppose he knows he was being photographed?
    Sounds creepy huh? :)
    I had the same experience when I shoot the blue flowers in my last post.
    Coincidence seems more appropriate, I think ;)
    The rosebud is gorgeous!!

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    1. What's interesting to me is that he knew exactly where to stay to be perfectly in focus! Earlier in the day I was trying to photograph a wasp (3 times the size of this bug) and didn't get one focused shot. I guess it was meant to be :) I agree with you about the bee on your blue flowers, it was the perfect picture!

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  4. Probably the focusing points in your lens lock on to this insect. If you have a matrix of points, you can actually choose a particular one to focus on the insect. Anyway things turn out well for you.

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    1. You're probably right about the focus points. I am terrible at understanding the nuances of how my camera works and really must find a course to help me out! For now I count on luck, perseverance and nice little bugs who land right in my point of focus :)

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  5. Rosemary!
    He poses for photos of you. It's a real model.
    He sat on the queen of flowers, the rose.
    Wonderful photographs.
    Lucia

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    1. Thank you Lucia, he's the king of this rose for sure!

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  6. Soft, colourful - beautiful. Good pics that may be can be prints on a wall ?

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    1. Thank you Lorents, that's a wonderful complement coming from someone who takes pictures as beautifully as you do :)

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  7. Beautiful pics. I love your rose! Little bug is innocence.

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    1. That's perfect Nadezda, this little guy is indeed innocence :)

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  8. Preciosas fotografías, gran captura!! Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank Silvina, I loved the little orange bug in your photos this week too!

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  9. I nominated you for beautiful blogger award...7 things about you and 15 other bloggers you follow...♥

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    1. Sharon, how exciting, thank you so much! Now, what to write...

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  10. A beautiful little bug - and a perfect poser to boot.

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    1. My new little darling :) If you could see how tiny it really is, makes the photo even more special to me!

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  11. the hero is so small..., as any heroes, it will ensure it's appearance really felt!!.... Nice picture.

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    1. What a wonderful thought :) Now I love this little bug even more!

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  12. Dear Rosemary!
    Congratulations! It is beautiful shots!
    Regards
    Mariann

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  13. Love those shots:) I love when those wonderful little surprises happen:) What great detail:)

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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