Featuring Digital PhotoArt of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue

The Birds of Rainbow Creek

The Birds of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue of Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas

Friday, July 30, 2010

Photostudy Today: Ginger Flower by: brendasue

Welcome to All The New People From Around The World. Please come in and join our Nature Class on a Page.  No Teacher, No Tests, Come if you want to, or click off.  No rules.  No spankings!

              The Angel's Trumpet (with bees)   by:  brendasue

Let The Class Begin!          
(Thank You, Woodpecker)

As many of you know, I have opened up Kates Cabin On Rainbow Creek as a living lab. Through my photoArt, I bring living things and scenes of Nature out of the dark woods to these pages for you to see. I believe if we educate ourselves just a little bit about the living things that share the planet with us, we will stop being afraid of things that look odd to us. We will also learn more about ourselves and why we are here on Earth. Most people just sit on the earth or walk on it or drive on it. If we all cared about our own little piece of earth, we could secure a good healthy earth for the grandchildren.
So why not ask yourself everyday:  What have I done for My Earth Today? Plant a tree? Plant a flower? Begin a Photo Journal of the Nature around You? Stop Polluting? Stop Using Pesticides?
So many things we can do to make things a little better.

If you are here, then we are looking at a flower today.   I had not been down to the creek in a week or so. When I was walking around Kates Cabin today, I thought I heard a Hummingbird outside the wooden fence. I opened the back gate and there was a single beautiful flower with a hummingbird on it! The flower stalk had come up without me aware of it until today.

Our photostudy today will be this single flower down by the Rainbow Creek:  A Butterfly Ginger. For our new photographers, I put a series of photos of subject here for you to see. You can see the effects of the background changes, the sunlight changes, the zoom changes, the camera position changes and decide if you want to experiment with with shooting several shots of subject while you are learning your camera. By reviewing your photos, you will decide what looks best to you, what works best for you.

(*Note:  I shoot with a point and shoot hand held lightweight camera. (Canon SX10IS  Powershot). I enjoy the freedom of movement and the quickness to get a quick shot of a bird or something. Now my images are good enough for me for what I am doing, presenting nature by photos for children and those who cannot read english. In photos, anyone can see what they want.)

Beginners may want to start at this level where I am, but for those who really enjoy photography, you can always upgrade to  much better camera equipment and of course better results in the image.
There are great photography teachers. I personally attend the seminars of Doug Box, who is here in Texas (dougbox@aol.com).
You can find classes everywhere. I say teach yourself as much as you can before you sign on for a long, expensive photography course. It can get to be a very expensive hobby and most professional photographers are not making a good living at their Art as everyone has cameras now, more than ever before in history. So it is okay to start as a hobby like I have done and then if you decide to make that your profession you will have that option to upgrade to better equipment and classes.  Good Luck! This is a Good Way to Enjoy Life:  Get Outside with Your Camera!

                            Butterfly Ginger            by:  brendasue

This concludes our points of view photostudy of the Butterfly Ginger Flower.  We started out with green background and ended on blue background. What a great flower. There are thousands of gingers that grow in tropical areas of our earth. I encourage you to 'Google" Ginger.  I encourage you to eat ginger root.
(Did anyone see the little green grasshopper on top of the flower?)

Well, we have come to the end of another great day on Rainbow Creek. I invite you to leave a comment and let me know what country you are from!
I invite you to push the follow button so I can see you.  Thanks for coming by and come back again.

.......this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.



1 comment:

  1. Thanks Brendasue fine work, I enjoyed it very much, thanks for revealing yourself on my fb, I had no idea of your talent, inspiring.