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Painted frogfish – antennarius pictus
Photographed at approximately 6 meters deep.

Painted frogfish - antennarius pictus

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Yellow tube anemone – ceriantharia sp.
Photographed at approximately 15 meters deep.

Yellow tube anemone - ceriantharia sp.

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite strobes

Painted frogfish – antennarius pictus (juvenile, yellow phase)
Photographed at approximately 7 meters deep.

Painted frogfish - antennarius pictus

D800 in Ikelite housing, ISO800, 1/250 sec @ f/16, Tamron 90mm macro, 2 Ikelite DS161 strobes

I’ve missed them before. Used to see them way earlier in the year, at least the Admirals. But now there were a lot of them (and thus I shot a lot of them, to make up for the lack of pictures in early summer 😀 ). They were a little skittish at first, but after I introduced myself and we got more acquainted…

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm

Peacock Butterfly and bumblebee

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/4, Nikon 70-200mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/4, Tamron 90mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/4.2, Tamron 90mm

Peacock Butterfly

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

He’s got a baby brother now, who looks just like him when he was that age.
But my godson didn’t stay that age. It’s been awhile since I took some pictures of him, but last Saturday, when we were out with the whole family, I got and took the chance. It was an excellent setting. In the middle of one of those typical Finnish scenes: a field full of blooming, bright yellow oilseed. We were on our way back to the car and he was just walking there with mom and dad, fussing with the flowers. The light was beautiful, and right in his face. So I looked at mom and dad and they were okay with it, and even helped the little guy pose. I’d say he’s a natural.
And he’s the cutest! Ever! Period! <3

Boy

D800, ISO1600, 1/1000 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm

Boy

D800, ISO1600, 1/1000 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm

(also love the little bug flying toward him in the second picture 😀 )

 

Well… what can I say… Some things simply look better from up close…

Tulip

D800, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90 mm macro

Tulip

D800, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm macro

Tulip

D800, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm macro

Some of you may know I have a little project going on, which is… well… abstract. I posted a picture of it a long time ago and I have a separate gallery of the images on my other website.

I thought for the Abstract theme I could find another one for my gallery. And a few extra, too.
Guess I need not say more.

PMS

D800, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm

PMS

D800, ISO100, 1/3 sec @ f/8, Tamron 90mm macro

PMS

D800, ISO100, 1/3 sec @ f/8, Tamron 90mm macro

(… like I do every day).

Myeah, I know… I guess I’m a bit ignorant when it comes to that. I love nature, I love taking pictures in nature, but in a lot of cases I know the big lines of what I’m shooting, but have no clue specifically what I’m taking pictures of.
Bad, bad, I know…
Rule 1 in photography: Know what’s in your picture.
I know what’s in my pictures. It’s a tree. A bird. A mushroom. A flower.
So today I was taking a walk out in the forest and came across a spruce-like tree. And all I ever knew was that spruces and the likes stay green the whole year around. So when I saw a yellow spruce-like tree I was wondering. Until my better half (who’s a lot smarter than I am anyway) told me it wasn’t a spruce, but a larch.
And sure, they turn yellow. And even lose their needles. It looks funny to me for some reason.

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/19, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/19, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/19, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/19, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera flash

Just for the fun of it, I took it to Photoshop and inverted the colors.
How’s that for a Christmassy feeling? 😉

Opened in Photoshop, Image - Adjustments - Invert (Ctrl or Cmd I)

Opened in Photoshop, Image - Adjustments - Invert (Ctrl or Cmd I)

So yesterday after my life-threatening operation downtown Helsinki I went to a big store where they sell fabrics. There was one piece missing still for my home studio table top: a black backdrop.
I went into the store and enthusiastically asked for black silk, thinking it would be some 30 euros per meter. You can imagine my surprise that the cheapest suitable silk they had in store was closer to 70 euros per meter. That was a good amount more than I had budgeted and seriously more than I was willing to spend on it. So I had to downgrade… I found a very nice piece of Lycra or something and that was really the best piece after the silk I could find. The others were not really black, or too shiny, or dusty, or what not. But this nice piece of cloth still cost me 39 euros per meter. And I needed two meters at least. So… *sighs* about 80 euros lighter (oh, and a 50 euros parking ticket, because I parked three meters from a pedestrian crossing instead of five – that’s TWO tickets in two weeks, for crying out loud!!!), but a nice backdrop richer I went home to test it out.

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm, off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm, off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

I went out to get a bunch of leaves and I even had a really nice conversation with an old guy who was working in the garden close by. That’s such un-Finnish behavior! And I like it 🙂

Oh… And when I was testing out the backdrop, I found out why it was so expensive anyway… It said with big bold white letters “GIORGIO ARMANI” on it 😀
Hahahaha! Now that I come to think of it… How decadent is it really? I’m using a GIORGIO ARMANI cloth for my photography backdrop…
Oh my… where is it going with me?