…an ant, a tiny creature?
I am glad for the topic of tiny this week because I spent two afternoons in the backyard taking pictures of leaves and plants earlier this week.
The above picture was posted on my Instagram yesterday. I didn’t notice the peculiar shadow until minutes after I took this picture when I was standing beneath the shade squinting at the camera’s tiny screen. Doesn’t the shadow looked like a bird?
In my opinion, it looked like phoenix. “Perfect,” I muttered, proud of the picture but then I noticed I didn’t capture the entire shadow. Darn!
Quickly, I returned to the spot and with my back bending low, I made sure top position the camera slightly to the right to capture the entire shadow. No such luck. I snapped the picture seven more times and still, no luck. The weed was out of focus and so was the shadow. The camera was focused on the fence in the background.
That was so frustrating!
Here is another picture from that day. Another frustrating attempt. This one took me five tries and the camera was still focused on the green foliage behind it but it does looks a little bit like it’s from an ant’s perspective. Don’t you think so?
Here are the technical specifications:
Picture 1: Sony DSC-W8000 (f/8, 5 mm, ISO-100, 1/160 sec)
Picture 2: Sony DSC-W8000 (f/3.2, 5 mm, ISO-100, 1/250 sec)