Originally Posted on 06.03.04
I have no idea how it got to be Wednesday, June 2nd! Time is just flying by. It has been just AWFUL hot out and I have not wanted to be out in my backyard in the heat even for a minute. I mean, you go out for five minutes to take pictures and you sweat like a pig. I hate that. I did get out on 5-28 and took a bunch of photos from my back yard. Here is one of them. This is a gem of a shot because I had NO idea that this bird had a dragonfly in it's mouth until I was going through the pictures on my computer. See, I have this 2x teleconverter which I am not happy w/. I wanted it bad, but a) it makes photos blurry and/or gives them chromatic aberration, and b) auto-focus won't work when you zoom in all the way. So I was wearing my glasses that day and have to lift them up to take a photo (or else I can't see the whole image to frame it properly) and the diopter doesn't turn far enough to compensate for my awful vision. So I had to manual-focus with bad vision! I was pleased w/ this shot, considering all of the above. Click here for a zoomed-in view. Cam: D60.