Happy Birthday To ME!

It’s my birthday today and I’m 25. So in light of that, I’m taking the day off blogging — this is all you get.

I did however get outside to do a little photography this morning. We have a couple of Miniature Daffodil plants in the backyard, and they’re starting to bloom with spring coming. So I threw on the macro lens, a miniature tripod, and I went out there to get some photos.

The weather was very overcast (almost raining) and the wind was calm. Perfect. No harsh shadows or subject movement to deal with. The only downside to the overcast skies is that I new I’d be using a longer shutter speed.

So I’m out there laying on the ground with my camera 2 inches from these little clumps of yellow flowers — the neighbors probably think I’m nuts. I only snapped about 30 shots, but I got a couple of good ones out of them. I have a hard time taking too many macros because my eyes start to play tricks on me and I start taking out of focus shots. Oh well, better than doing nothing I suppose.

Photo of the Birthday…

Miniature Daffodil

Photo by Brian Auer
03/31/07 Flemington, NJ
Miniature Daffodil
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Sigma MACRO 105mm f/2.8 EX DG
158mm equiv * f/16 * 1/3s * ISO100

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To ME!

  1. wingerz

    happy birthday! have been enjoying the blog for several weeks now. it’s a great resource for a beginning photographer (such as myself).

    i found myself out and about this morning looking for flowers as well.

  2. inspirationbit

    Have a very Happy Birthday, Brian!
    Hope you had a blast celebrating the quarter of the century you’ve lived on this planet :-)

    Very nice colours on that photo – how did you get that blue background?

  3. Brian Auer Post author

    Thanks guys!

    Wingerz — I like that shot of the purple flowers. I see you’re using Gallery2. It’s good software.

    InspirationBit — I’m not really sure how the blue happened. It was kind of an accident and the blue just started popping out when I was processing. It sure goes nice with the yellow though!

  4. Michael Brown

    Excellent contrasting and rich colors you found in this view.

    And, ….. “Happy Birthday!”
    A quarter century old.
    I have one quarter on you!! :)

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