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Casuarina dancing

November 07, 2016  •  2 Comments

A recent Picture Postcard (Discovery and camera seeing) described how the view through a camera lens can show us something that cannot be seen with the naked eye. It wasn't describing how a long telephoto lens can bring distant objects closer, or how a macro lens can give us an extreme close-up view of something (these things are true, of course), but how the limited depth of field of a telephoto lens used with a wide open aperture can reveal an object in focus against an abstracted background or foreground.

Such was my discovery of a casuarina ballerina... 

Casuarina dancingThis little act appeared while I was scanning the bushland with a long lens and shallow depth-of-field. Kookaburra added.


If you see everything through the lens, you are constantly composing pictures. I think in pictures; I don't think in text — Alison Jackson
A goal gives you the lens to see the future with clearer vision — J.R. Rim
I've always had the utmost respect and awe of what the lens can do and what a director can do with just a camera move — Matthew Gray Gubler


Comments

Robyn Mussett(non-registered)
A wonderful example of pausing long enough to see the magic of nature. I could look at this short video over and over it is so relaxing.
des crawley(non-registered)
A lovely example of when less is more. Minimalist magic.
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