Saturday, May 28, 2005

Yard Work

I was working in the yard today. I put my little camera in my cargo pants pocket just in case I saw anything worth shooting. Herewith...










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19 comments:

kenju said...

You know you have the soul of an artist, don't you? I just put a link to your site on my blog. The poppies are spectacular!

kenju said...

P.S. You already have a comment in my comments section (she couldn't leave it here).

Rick Lee said...

Thanks Judy. I read that comment.

Sharon said...

Again, gorgeous. It's an incredible thing to see the world through your eyes -- which is the gift of a true artist.

RC said...

Hi, Kenju sent me!

Those are some really beautiful pictures, Rick!

Nice to meet you!

Grumpy Old Man said...

Beautiful photos. Beauty is everywhere, if you have eyes to see it.

Macro lens?

Frank_D said...

poppy4 is on my desktop...
fabulous!

John Cunningham said...

Awesome photos, Rick! I too would be interested in knowking which lens and camera you used.

Gateway Pundit said...

Stunning!

Rick Lee said...

Thanks everybody. The camera is a very tiny little Pentax Optio S4i. It's claim to fame is that it's "the camera that fits in an Altoids tin". They are making the S5i now which has 5 megapixels instead of 4. I use a Fuji S3 camera for most of my professional work. I think that Fuji amateur cameras also have great image quality... but the Pentax is so small and light and has such a complete feature set that I got it to carry in my pocket. The macro feature is so good that I tend to shoot macro all the time now. When I shoot a bug or a flower, I see things when I get back to the computer that I couldn't see with the naked eye. I love that surprise factor.

Tzemach Atlas said...

People are usually fascinated with a large scale; this is a beautiful lesson on the border between molecules and shapes.

PatCA said...

Wow, beautiful. They're so real they're super-real.

Don Giannatti said...

Because Saturday is Gardening Day... Wonderful stuff.

Desi Pundit said...

Beautiful pics.
More than the eye usually gets to see.

Weary Hag said...

Kenju suggested I come here and man, I'm glad I did! Looking through your stunning photos felt like a little walk through heaven. Seriously... amazing talent you have. Amazing perspective. Wow!

Melissa said...

Kenju sent me and I am amazed. I have the 5.0 megapixel Optio and I'm not very good with it. Can you please, please tell me more about this macro feature?

oregano said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I am just so amazed that they came not only from a digital camera but one so small. I have been so resistant to making the switch but, digital has come a long way.

Rick Lee said...

Melissa, send me an email and I'll walk you through the process of using the macro feature.

Oregano, at this point any of the 6 megapixel (and up) DSLR cameras will give better quality than a 35mm camera. More like medium format really. I have the 30x40 inch prints to prove it! The photos you see here look good mainly because they are reduced to 400 pixels wide. 400x300 is a tiny image by professional standards. Some of these images would look a noisy and unsharp if I attempted to get large prints made from them.

Marit said...

Love the poppies, beautiful shots.
Thanks for checking out my blog....and my poppies.