This series of photos first started with a little thievery from my mother’s front yard (relax, she knew about it and encouraged it, which then I suppose no longer makes it thievery…..hmmm, sounds less exciting now). I love flowers which I suppose makes me a typical girl but I’m not. Who can’t love flowers? I am not the best at arranging them in my opinion therefore when I discovered the hydrangea I fell in love. It is a bouquet on a stem arranged by nature. Perfect! They also last a long time after being cut. I had this stem for at least two weeks before it started to get wilting flowers. So since I had a need to test out my camera after coming back from its revamp from Canon and wanted to have a way to keep this bouquet alive forever I took a few photos. I also included a few daisies from the yard in a small San Pellegrino bottle. I never told the hydrangea this but I ended up liking the daisy photos better….shhhh;).
That evening I had a little visitor from the large pond at the back of the house. These guys come up a lot when I leave my porch light on. They know that is where the action will be bug wise. I actually had one come in and climb up one of my walls one night. That was the last time I left the door open at night for my cat. I initially thought it was a large insect when I saw it from across the room in dim light. I’ve recovered from that scare. So with my flash still set up on a stand with a beauty dish attached I captured the last few photos. Anyone ever heard of a beauty dish being used for frog photography? Well now you have.