Catkins

Saw some lovely motives yesterday in the forest, but since I had to fight my phobia of ticks (nasty little bloodsuckers that spread encephalitis) while shooting, then all the shots were a little shaky :p So here are some catkins in sunset taken after calming down a little :D
Didn't adjust any colours - the sun did all that :)

So, I'll have another go in the forest soon using some tick repellent - all the things one has to include to her photo kit! Also considering to pack a picnic blanket for crawling and wellies naturally and sausage to bribe some barking dogs and someone suggested a ladder for high angles ...
Any more suggestions?
Beautiful catkins shot:) Love the light:)
posted May 4th, 2012  
love the backlit catkins !
posted May 4th, 2012  
such a gorgeous picture
posted May 4th, 2012  
wondefull
posted May 4th, 2012  
LOL! I have a bigger fear of poisonous snakes than ticks, myself! I have to keep a constant lookout for them around here, too. I like your catkin shot! Love the light and what it did to the tips! Excellent DOF. Nice textures and tones. Great job!
posted May 4th, 2012  
@marlboromaam Thank you!
We only have one poisonous snake in here, and the ticks are considered the most dangerous animal these corners. I know we have it good really :)
The DOF is actually the result of low light, low ISO, but I do have kind of shallow DOF period...
posted May 4th, 2012  
Great shot- lovely colors
posted May 4th, 2012  
So pretty with light
posted May 4th, 2012  
The lighting really brings the picture to life :)
posted May 4th, 2012  
Kui kaunis valgus! Eee...partide jaoks soovitati saia kaasa võtta :) Minu juures peaks ka rästikuteks valmis olema, aga selle tarvis piisabki kummikutest mis sul juba jalas. Ma mõtlen ka igakord puukidele kui metsa lähen või kasvõi heinamaale vaja astuda...ilmselt need hirmulood eluks ajaks invaliidiks jäämisest on meile nii mõjunud. Mäletan et lastena käisime mööda metsi ja aasi ja ei teadnud muretsedagi sellise asja pärast - õel oli ikka iga aasta puuk või paar, tegime nalja, et tal on kõige maitsvam veri, sest teistele puugid ennast kinni ei haakind.
posted May 4th, 2012  
I like the margin of light. Very inspiring to look out for backlighted plants.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love the backlighting. Good luck in the woods
posted May 4th, 2012  
They look like they're glowing! Beautiful shot!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Beautiful textures, tones, and lighting!
posted May 4th, 2012  
The lighting is amazing Sassik, wonderful capture!
posted May 4th, 2012  
gorgeous light! what a wonderful capture!
posted May 4th, 2012  
what a great name
posted May 4th, 2012  
Beautiful colors and light. I'd probably carry a long stick ( can be used as a monopod) if not used to poke the busches for snakes.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@bardejov Thanks! Perhaps there is a monopod that can be used as a stick to poke the bushes :P
posted May 4th, 2012  
lovely light! and focus!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Lovely
posted May 5th, 2012  
Water and kleenex? Chocolate? I'm thinking serious provisions here.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Love the focus and especially the light in this one :-)
posted May 5th, 2012  
The light looks beautiful! Well captured! 8)
posted May 5th, 2012  
Love the light halo you captured here :)
posted May 5th, 2012  
Beautiful light and focus! Love that dof!
posted May 6th, 2012  
@collagemama Thanks, how could I forget chocolate! and kleenex is a must for me - sensitive eyes :(
posted May 6th, 2012  
That's a lovely shot. And you must take some music to inspire you!
posted May 7th, 2012  
@peadar Thanks! And good advice, though the birds have been taken care of the ambient sound very much at spring time :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
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