Flora and Fauna

This week we did a Flora (Plant) and Fauna (animal) activity. We were asked to shoot at least two animal and two plant photos. The constant rain this week made it interesting trying to find both interesting subjects and a dry enough chance at capturing them. I like that these less-than-ideal circumstances led me to use some creativity though.


Fauna #1

DTP: I took this photo on 9/30 around 8:30 a.m.  I actually found this little guy on the wall of my apartment building after dropping my wife at school, so I scooped him up Gandalf style and placed him inside one of our interestingly-shaped glasses.  I pushed open the blinds and positioned him on the coffee table so I could get some good light even with us being inside.

Fstop: 4

Shutter Speed: 1/800

Camera: Canon SL-1 with Canon stock 18-55 mm lens


Fauna #2

DTP: So, this photo is the same as above.  I just liked this shot as well, especially because of the sharp contrast from the window light and the dark lines of the square/twisty glass.  So, I figured I would include both shots.

Fstop: 4

Shutter Speed: 1/800

Camera: Canon SL-1 with Canon stock 18-55 mm lens


Fauna #3

DTP: I actually took this shot when I was doing my still-motion session for the last project.  My wife was kindly spraying the water so I could capture it, and partway through a friendly bee tried to get up in her face–which she clearly hates.  I cranked my shutter speed up a bit and snapped a couple shots before it flew away, and I held onto this gem until this project so I could showcase the little guy we caught in the act of harassing my wife.

Fstop: 4.5

Shutter Speed: 1/2000

Camera: Canon SL-1 with Canon stock 18-55 mm lens


Flora #1

DTP: This was taken around 9:30 a.m. on 9/30/14.  A lot of 9/30’s.  I parked before school in my work parking lot right by the Rexburg Tabernacle, and I wandered through the landscaping capturing the greenery there.  Luckily, there was a break in the constant rain we’ve been having that was long enough for me to sneak some shots in.

Fstop: 4

Shutter Speed: 1/500

Camera: Canon SL-1 with Canon stock 18-55 mm lens


Flora #2

This shot was also taken on the tabernacle arounds between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m.

Fstop: 5

Shutter Speed: 1/800

Camera: Canon SL-1 with Canon stock 18-55 mm lens


Flora #3

DTP: Also at the Tabernacle around 9:30 a.m.

Fstop: 4

Shutter Speed: 1/1000

Camera: Canon SL-1 with Canon stock 18-55 mm lens


2 thoughts on “Flora and Fauna

  1. I love your Flora #1 photo. You did a great job with the Bokeh effect. I like your photography style, it’s very natural and candid. Your personality comes out in your photos. Great work!


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