Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bug's Eye View

I was looking for something different to do with my camera, feeling that I am getting a bit jaded and stale:

I'd already decided to use my 70-200mm lens as my walk-around lens for the next while, instead of my usual 24-70mm.

Fortuitously, before I left home for the daily "long" walk, someone in my NYIP Facebook group started a "down low" challenge!

Picture the scene:

Me lying belly-down amongst the damp leaf litter on the forest floor ...

... light rain dripping on everything ...

... my precious Canon 7D butt-down on the ground with the 70-200 lens skimming the earth (thankfully, both are water-resistant and built to be tough!) ...

... and a quiet sucking sound as the woodland mozzies worked at reducing my blood pressure ...

... I couldn't take it for long ...

... I hope the sacrifice was worth it!

This is the better of the two shots I managed to capture:

PS: I added four new wildflower photo's to my smugmug gallery ... omg, love this lens!


  1. Beautiful shot! I just finished Unit 5 and need to take my assignment photos... and Unit 4 : ) You're inspiring me quite a bit here!

  2. I'm grinding through 5 theory still ... apart from macro and sports, not much that grabs my interest ... thinking about project shots but nothing done yet. Glad I can help in some small way with getting yours sorted! ;-)

  3. Very nice shot!Congratulation
    My name is Matteo,do you shot it with 70-200mm?
    Usual I use the 24-105mm on a Canon 40d and I want to take a 70-200mm f4,what do you think about it on a APSC sensor?Sorry for my english

  4. Thank you for looking and taking the time to comment, Matteo! Yes, I shot it with the 70-200 2.8L (usually my walk-around lens is the 24-70 2.8L). I'm loving the 70-200 and having a lot of fun with it right now! (Thank you for your English - it is far better than my Italian! And I LOVE your landscapes and the treatment, gorgeous!)