Spring is often the dirty season where sweeping landscapes don’t look that great. It’s the perfect time to focus on close ups and detail shots, such as melting ice, snow, puddle reflections etc. Here are a couple of recent shots as I wait for the milder weather. Fergus in Black and White doing what he does best, and a shot of a wooden pencil using 14 stacked images and the Canon 100 mm macro lens for maximum depth of field.
Bicycle wheels hanging in the local bike shop. Shot while waiting around for a brake cable replacement, it’s always a good idea to keep at least one camera handy.
Fergus in black and white, with selective eye colouring
Close up of a vintage tractor at the Steinbach Heritage Village.
A simple, symmetrical image of a white flower, I’m not sure of the species, looks like a daisy but might have too few blossoms.
Shot from the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden in Winnipeg
Who doesn’t appreciate a flower image. Here is one from spring 2013 shot at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, using a Canon 100mm Macro hand held and cropped slightly for a symmetrical composition. I’m too lazy to research the flower type at the moment, so I apologize for not including the species.
Highland Cattle portrait from a trip out west into Kananaskis Country, Alberta where many western films and TV series are shot. This longhorn posed with grass in mouth nicely, but removing 20+ flies and snot took a bit of work, not to be gross but high resolution close ups show a lot of detail.
My wife holding an Owl Butterfly at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
Caterpillar on leaf, using a 100mm macro lens