Colour Collusion

Sometimes I produce a title that is so amazing and comes so quickly it astounds even me. I was thinking this week that I should hire someone to write titles for me when I’m not feeling the creativity flowing but after this blog post I think I have my mojo back again.

Too much yellow here you say?? You may recall the blog post “Rodeo Ropin’ ” where I pulled back the yellow in the Wrangler sign as I felt it was taking attention away from central focus of the image. Here there seems to be a lot of yellow – pollen and petals (I’m on fire!!) team up against the dark bits of bees and seeds and the green slice of background which is there thankfully to help balance it out.

Bee Taking a Break

It could be just me but I feel like bees always have a stern countenance and are sending me signals as I encroach into their personal space. That is what makes us wary of them.

Time for a vote again.

Does this photo have too much yellow in it?

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Flower Focus

When the depth of field is very short, the focus becomes critical. Are the eyes of the person sharp, is the right thing in focus? This post has to do with the main theme or focus of the image itself. I include this photo today because for me, it lacks focus. Not that I dislike it because I really enjoy the interplay of colours, the sharpness of the very center, and the narrow depth of field. If my memory serves me correctly, Continue reading Flower Focus

Super Voracious

I have known for a few years that ladybugs (lady birds, lady beetles) are great to have around during the summer as they have a great appetite for aphids which are fairly irritating in large numbers. What I didn’t know was that a certain species was introduced to Canada from Asia in the 70’s to control aphids and other crop eating insects. In my mind this makes it one of the few success stories for this sort of tampering with nature. It’s possible that there are many other success stories but I suppose we only hear about the ones that become invasive and a nuisance.

If you can trust birds at all, Continue reading Super Voracious