Photo Monday – Close Up

I really wanted to get a huge close up of the souicettes’ eyes.  Just one of each.  Or even just one.  But I can’t fill the frame with one eye.  At least not with the lens I was using.  Maybe the telephoto zoom would have worked?  It’s counter intuitive because I have to back up to use it but maybe it would have worked.  I’ll try.  Here are the close ups I did get, including a finally captured souricette 2 frowning face!

The three outside shots of souricette 2 were all done in aperture priority mode.  It’s my favorite because it’s easy for me to manage.  I get to choose my depth of field and ISO and the camera chooses the speed.  However, I don’t think it’s the best for always moving children.  So I’ve been trying to use the speed priority mode (I just know there’s a more technical term for that!).  The shot of souricette 1 laughing got seriously lightened in post processing.  I had set the camera to a speed of 1/250 and ISO100 because I was in full light.  But that shot was taken in the shade so it ended up too dark.  I didn’t think to check my settings…  And then the shot of the bun and the one of souricette 2 lying down were taken inside.  I was back in aperture priority mode and I had to bump my ISO up to 800 to speed things up.  Even then, you can see some slight movement in the bun.  But that just captures what I see when I look at souricette 1’s hair better.  It’s so shimmery and alive, like molten gold…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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