Monthly Archives: November 2009

My Wildflower Photography Kit

I enjoy the process of photographing wildflowers nearly as much as I do exploring the photographs on my computer once I get back home.  Wildflowers are excellent subjects: beautiful, full of mystery, infinitely variable, and, unlike humans and other forms of wildlife, extremely patient with this fumbling photographer as he searches for just the right angle and distance to capture the portrait.  My enjoyment of the process, however, is greatly magnified when on that rare occasion I capture a really beautiful image, and the percentage of those “Yes!” images has increased as I have upgraded my photography kit. Herein is a description of my wildflower photography gear.  This isn’t a list of “gear you should get” – there are better ways, and better gear, but this is what I use.

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An Exemplary Member of Asteraceae

Cutleaf Rosinweed

Cutleaf Rosinweed

I love this photograph of a cutleaf rosinweed blossom.  As a nature photographer, I’m not an artist – I’m a reporter.  The art is God’s business- “Nature is the art of God” (Dante.)  My hope is that my photographs attractively portray God’s art.  Initially I liked this photograph because it attractively portrays the beauty of a lovely bright yellow flower.  But since I’ve been using it as my computer display background for about a month now and staring at it daily, I’ve also come to appreciate it for something else…

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