Archive for July 17th, 2009



Pretty as a Prince (and not bothered at all)

Pretty as a Prince (and not bothered at all)

Just catching some rays beside the forest pool at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine. Not bothered at all by the photographer down on his knees beside him…or by the camera inches away. Prince of his domain and confident with it.

As you can see, I utilized the swing-out LCD on the H50 to get right down on the ground for this shot. Who could resist?

Another visitor to the Botanical Gardens saw me down there, and commented to my wife who was also watching me, “You folks must be from the city.” I guess she assumed only a city-folk would be that interested in an old frog! I missed the opportunity to educate her on the wonder to be found in the common sights of home, the creatures and plants of her backyard, since she was gone by the time I levered myself back to my feet and turned. Ah well.

The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden by the way, is a world-class facility tucked away (way away) in a corner of the Maine coast, pretty literally out…if not exactly in the middle of no where…at least at no where’s inner edge. If you have an interest in plants and gardens, it should be part of any planned trip to Maine. You will see a few more shots (maybe quite a few 🙂 from there over the next few days.

Sony DCS H50 at full wide and macro. F5.6 @ 1/320th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Cropped slightly from the top for composition in Lightroom. Added Vibrance and Clarity, and Landscape sharpen preset.

From Coastal Maine Botanical Garden.

And a second view of his Captain of the Guards.

Captain of the Guards

Captain of the Guards