This photo was taken at one of my favorite locations—the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens. There’s a pond that is quite popular where people like to get their photos taken. Usually they create a commotion, get their pictures taken then move on. I can remain in that area for 15 minutes to a half hour—maybe even longer. It’s the best spot to ‘hunt’ for interesting subjects to photograph—like the dragonfly. If you’re interested in taking photos of dragonflies, be patient. They are actually pretty cooperative. They may fly away from a spot—but if you wait a few seconds, they will return … Continue reading The Dragonfly: A cooperative subject to photograph
I used to almost exclusively take photos of butterflies, spiders and flowers. I’ve developed a lot of other interests since those days but it was nature photography that helped me grow in confidence as a photographer. After all, it takes some patience to photograph butterflies. This photo was taken back in 2005 at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens—one of my favorite places for nature photography. I used a Sony DSC-V1. This was the early days of my photography adventures before Big Bertha. Remember that you don’t need an expensive camera to achieve good results. Continue reading The butterflies taught me patience.