Frosted Seed Heads

By: danitacahill

Oct 26 2011

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Category: Macro, Nature Photography, Photography


Focal Length:190mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

We had the first good frost in my part of the Willamette Valley in Oregon night before last. Combine the frosted plants with morning light….beautiful!

We’ve also been talking about back lighting. So, although I posted this photo recently on my other blog about miracles, visions and amazing things , it seemed too good an example of effective back lighting not to use it here as well.

Notice the tiny bit of lens flare here. I like that. And bokeh. I love bokeh – which is spots, streaks, or bursts of light in the blurry background of a photo. (I hope that explanation makes sense. We’ll get into more about bokeh later).

So to get this effect, I shot with the sun in front of me, and slightly to my right. I crouched down level with the grass heads, using the background grasses as the only filter from the sunlight. It was about 8:30 in the morning, a nice time for taking pictures. Although I tell you, I have got to invest in a pair of fingerless wool gloves for morning shoots like this! Brrrr! I got some shots I’m pretty happy with, so it was worth numb fingers.


2 comments on “Frosted Seed Heads”

  1. Love this shot. And fingerless gloves. Great idea! 🙂

  2. I imagine it stays pretty warm in your part of the country year round, doesn’t it Katie?.

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