Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rainbow at the Garden


Pentax K20D
Tamron SP AF 90mm DI Macro
1/1500 sec. f9.5
ISO 400

I had been taking close-up shots of flowers when passersby suddenly congregated and pointed to the fountains out on the Chicago Botanic Garden pond. A lovely rainbow had formed at just the right spot against the sun rising to the east. The Tamron macro lens did a pretty fair job capturing the sight.


Netagene said...

No comments on your rainbow, the 2 flowers, and the sheep's head??? Where are your fans/friends? So blindie will comment! You were in the right place at the right time for all of them! Sheep's head: fascinating! Both flowers: such beautiful shots! And what a brilliant picture of a rainbow! And I think I read that you say you are an agnostic - even after taking pictures of so many sunrises, sunsets, critters, flowers, etc.? (I also enjoy your other blog, too.) Netagene in Alabama


Thank you. When there are no comments, I like to think that viewers are so dazzled by my talent that they're speechless. Of course that's nothing more than overweening ego, but it works for me.

Anonymous said...

Don't flatter yourself, Henry! You're good, but not that good.

Netagene, there is a LOT more to photography than being in the right place at the right time. Planning and a sense of composition are only part of it.

Netagene said...

Mostly to Anonymous, Yes, I know there's more to photography than "meets the eye". Still, being in the right place at the right time was part of it - i.e.: an hour later, maybe less - the dew on the objects might have dissipated. I have a few pictures on my blog ( but I've never been much of a picture-taker, more so now because all I have is a small digicam - and I'm legally blind!