Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Week 19, Day 138, September 8, 2009, Jewelweed


This photo was very difficult to take. The Jewelweed plant has the little seed pods that hang from it. When something disturbs the pods they explode, and the seed flies through the air. Most people that I know enjoy popping the pods. Here I squeezed the bottom of the pod with one hand, while depressing the shutter with the other one. In the photo you can see the seed flying through the air. This is one of the signs of fall.

Lessons Learned:
  • Sometimes interesting shots take a lot of work. I'd took several photos to get this one. I'd like to take more to see if I can take a better one.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/800 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 1600, Focal Length 40 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 65mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.

1 comment:

RuneE said...

You got it! These things are difficult, but it seems to have worked out well.
A suggestion though: Try continues mode on the camera. How many shots you can get and how fast you can shoot them depends on which model you have (Canon calls the Rebel series something else in Europe), whether you use RAW or JPEG and how fast the memory is. The manual should tell you.