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Sunday, February 19, 2006


I think I need to move to the tropics.

My wonderful husband sends me flowers and I spend all day photographing them and thinking about camping and hiking. We're in a cold snap, about 20 degree highs, but I was jonesing for spring long before that. So anyway, here's a little detail of one of my flowers and my wishes for a short winter.

I just saw Starship Troopers in its entirety. Yes, I was sporting my, "Go Bugs!" paraphernalia. No, actually I was wearing my "I feel pretty!" shirt with a picture of Grrr in makeup that would make Tammy Fay proud. Posted by Picasa


matt dick said...

In all these macro shots, I find discovering the right focal depth to be the hardest decision. You've done it beautifully here.

Hypatia said...

Thanks, Matt! I'm not sure whose book it was -- maybe John Shaw (thanks Kousik for pointing me to his books!) -- who wrote, "Figure out what you are actually taking a picture of before you snap." That's really helped me a lot; it focuses my mind like an intense game of pool. Many things that catch my eye have some nice textures or atmosphere, but there's a plot point in there that I want to spotlight. Here the focus was that weird little mutant petal and my textures were the normal silky petals on one side and the center yellow star nobbies (aka florets).

Oricon Ailin said...

How beautiful. I really like it.

Hypatia said...

Thanks Oricon! Very kind of you to say. :)