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Something a little more fun from me today! ūüôā¬†¬†

While photographing¬†rain-soaked¬†hosta leaves, I was already¬†drawn to their wave-like form. So, when a small black¬†gnat decided to¬†do some surfing, well, it’s times like¬†this you simply cannot believe what you are seeing through the lens!

"Shooting the Tube" (Black Gnat Surfing on Wet Hosta Leaves) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/8, 1/50s, ISO 640, Black & White with Blue Tint

Since the¬†foliage colors of this particular hosta¬†are a¬†variegation of¬†green, white and yellow – not¬†the hues that evoke a strong¬†feeling of the sea – I decided a color change was necessary to successfully convey¬†the ‘surfing gnat’¬†idea. So, the image was¬†first converted to¬†black & white and then tinted using blue. I also bumped up tonal contrast a bit¬†using Color Efex Pro.¬†¬†

Gnarly, dude! ūüôā


04/21/10 Update

Sean Kane requested a close up of the ‘surfing gnat’ so, here he is! ūüôā

"Hang Six" (Surfing Gnat Close-up)

¬†(If you listen really closely, you can hear ‘wheeeeeeeeee!’ ūüėČ )

Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you do the fandango?

“Silhouett-o” (House Fly Silhouette) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5.6, 1/320s, -0.3EV, ISO 400, Color Efex Pro Bi-color Gradient and Vignette Filters

Eh, doesn’t really matter to me… ūüôā

Today started out sunny, but then turned gloomy and dismal. Good thing I was up and out early! (Thanks time change!)

I’m¬†amazed to still find blooms in the garden in November. The Shasta Daisies along my neighbor’s fence are a happy looking bunch worthy of¬†their morning in the sun. I couldn’t pick between the two images below and with so many¬†other things to do today, I gave up trying to decide.

Sunny Side Up

"Fly Catcher" (House Fly on Shasta Daisy) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/10, 1/320s, -0.7EV, ISO 640, Built-in TTL Fill Flash, -2.0EV

Fried Eggs

"Fried Eggs" (Shasta Daisy) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/14, 1/250s, ISO 400, Built-in Rear Curtain Fill-Flash, -3.0EV

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