Here are the first 5 of my photos for this assignment. I am so thankful to God that I was able to fit in the time to finally submit these photos and before the timed deadline!
Suggested scripture for the photos:
1. Ant – “Go the ant you sluggard…” Proverbs 6:6 (and or 7 & 8)
2. Rosebud blossoms – Matthew 6:28-29 or Matthew 6:34
3. Maroon opening bud – Matthew 6:28-29 or Matthew 6:34
4. Bee and flower – Matthew 6:28-29 or Matthew 6:34; “Sweeter than honey…” Psalm 119:103
5. Radiant pinkish blossom flower – “Consider the lilies of the field…even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these…” Matthew 6:28-29 or Matthew 6:34
Short Description of how I took each photo:
1. Ants: I was up in AR with my family visiting the extended family. My cousin was very impressed with my photo work and requested that I take photos of the ants. I took some photos and got my shutter speed to 1/1000 since the ants on the ground were really moving fast, and I wanted to capture at least one. I was so surprised that I got 3 ants in a line! I showed my cousin who was amazed at the macro photos of the ants.
2. Rosebud blossoms: Lately I’ve been fascinated with flower buds before they blossom, and these rosebuds were radiantly red and would be great as Light Stock photos whenever I get around to doing Light Stock. I found the delicate radiant rosebuds to be beautiful with the blurred background of pink flowers. I took several dozen photos of different compositions and angles to get the best shot, as I do with almost all my photos (exempt for times when I have to just take a quick photo when on the run through various activities).
3. Maroon bud opening: As mentioned previously, I’ve been fascinated with flower buds just before they blossom. I loved this maroon bud coloring and a common theme of my flower photos is the dark backgrounds that I obtain mostly because I take photos in a thick garden of other plants, and it creates natural shadowing/darkening of the background.
4. Bee and flower: I got a new macro lens in early 2021, and this one of my photos that I captured. I was amazed at the fine detail.
5. Radiant pinkish blossom flower: I looked around my grandma’s garden to capture photos for this assignment. These are Japanese Meadowsweet.