Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Photographing nature

Emily invited me to join the New Zealand Natives Group on Flickr, which is very nice, considering I haven't taken a photo of anything but my children ever.

I thought I'd better give it a go though, and you know, push my boundaries. I'm kind proud of my first picture. I don't want anyone telling me that the resolution is dicky or the mouseometer uncalibrated. I don't care, okay?
Puka

8 comments:

ben.run said...

Nice photo, but have you thought of calibrating your mouseometer?

:-)

Actually I am curious as to why the plant is glowing like it does. Is that just the flash? It looks like the plant itself is producing light which looks pretty cool

Ben.

Martha said...

Thanks Ben, don't ask me. I think it was just lucky - certainly not the flash. Those new leaves are pretty brilliant looking in real life, and the sun is out.

llew said...

Native rhubarb?

Martha said...

Mmm, perhaps I'll cook it up and see.

Inside of a Puka actually. My favourite tree.

Rosiemunda said...

well done, I too was invited to the new zealand natives group on flickr but i thought it was a joke (no offence) its just that living in australia and all tis a bit harder for me to participate. Maybe I can just take photos of new zealand natives like me and my kiwi friends.

Mr Reasonable said...

Lovely vibrant green. Spring is so clearly here and me likes...

David said...

I like the pic you have in Flickr called "Hebe". It's more simple and graphical. Less confusing. You're really looking for shape, colour, and texture here. It doesn't actually have to be a straight out picture of a plant.

Martha said...

Mmm. The hebe picture reminds me of a greeting card or wrapping paper. I can see why you like it, I kind of like it myself, but really - a bit boooring.

The puka is one of my babies, so I'm rather proud of the new growth.