Saturday, August 1, 2009
Jenkins Arboretum (Macro Paradise!)
In May, Jenkins Arboretum was exploding with colorful Rhododendrons and Azaleas. During the summer season, there is less color, but still plenty to photograph. Macro photography for flowers and insects was the main activity.
I met my friend John for an afternoon of shooting. Conditions were hot and humid and nearly no breezes. Actually a breeze or two felt good, but they can temporarily ruin a tight macro scene.
The pond was literally buzzing with activity too. Varieties of bees and dragonflies were abundant. A little green heron caught and swallowed a fish right in front of me.