macrophotography

How I Got the Shot: Dandelion Chameleon

On a recent shoot to Wingate Golf Club I was walking the rough, looking for insects to photograph. I was lucky enough to find a very small flap-neck chameleon. It was only about 50 mm in length and walking along the ground in rather a hurry, possibly frightened by my clumsy footsteps. I thought I would get in front of it and lie on the ground to get down to its level, and to my great surprise it climbed up a dandelion.

How I Got the Shot: Baobab and Pebbles

Still Life is a photographic genre way outside of my list of fun photography, and I only came to enter a few photos in the July competition out of a need to fill two entry spots. One morning I was sitting on the veranda drinking my coffee when I noticed an ornamental baobab being beautifully lit by sunlight. It took me back to being in the bush and taking photographs of baobabs at sunrise or sunset. So I hatched a plan, there and then, to make a diorama that I could possibly enter in the MPS monthly competition.

How I Got the Shot – Painted Reed Frog at Rest

With no travel planned over December, and the Mashonaland Photographic Society deadline looming, I realised I needed to get out and about and make a concerted effort to take some sort of photograph to submit.

I wandered around the garden for hours, looking for insects and bugs. I managed to find a couple of possible entries but nothing that really felt like it would catch the judges’ attention. I also used this time to get to know the Nikon D4 as opposed to the Nikon D7100 I normally use.