Beauty Seen Through a Lens of a Camera

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Natures Beauty

The one thing that I have actually loved all of my life is Nature. When I disappeared as a child people knew to look for me either hiding in a tree or in the woods just sitting by the trees not having a care in the world. As an adult, it is basically the same kind of love except I do not climb trees any longer (not saying I will never do it again, just not currently.)

When I am looking through the lens of my camera, it is the same exact feeling. It is like I step into another world that is filled with nothing but beauty. I am known to block out any noise around me while doing photography and often just totally absorb myself inside the camera lens.

Since I am an amateur photographer, I do not rely on just taking one photo of something and expect that photo to be the perfect one! I actually take several photos of the same object, hoping I could catch the essence of what I am photographing. I read long time ago that each photographer will end up taking thousands of pictures before they feel they have captured just the right shot. Since I currently have almost a thousands photos in different files on my computer, I can honestly say I have not really captured the "Breath Taking" perfect picture yet. That does not mean I do not like several of my photos, but I am still trying to capture that "just right" photo.

This article is about sharing some of my photography that I personally find to be beautiful in Nature and some tips I have learned along the way.

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Macros Photography

As I mentioned on my page Amateur Macro Photography one of my favorite things to photograph are Flowers especially when I do Macro photography. Not too long ago, my husband purchased me a Nikon 40 mm Macro Lens because of my love for photographing things up close.

Although, I do love the lens, it is still not my favorite lens to do macro photography with. I feel I can capture some very good macro shots with my 55-80 mm lens that is just as good (to me) as the the 40 mm lens. One of the biggest differences I have noticed is when using my 40 mm lens, the raw photos are good; I never have to make any adjustments whereas with macros from my 55-80 mm lens there will be times I have to do an auto-level adjustment. .

I am sure each photographer will feel differently, but I feel once a photographer gets use to using one lens, it often becomes their favorite. In my case with all my different lens, I love my 55-80 mm the best.

Beauty Seen through the lens of a Camera

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Do you have a special lens that you consider your favorite and it can often do some of the same things as other lens?

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Beauty seen through a Lens of Camera

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What is beauty?

I took a photo that I called "New Growth" it was taken with my Fuji S1000 camera. My husband and I were walking along this trail and when I looked over I seen this little dead tree stump and all this new growth was growing from it. I seen this odd beauty that caught my attention. To me personally, it was filled with beauty and it truly resembles how life works. The decay will become compost and be food for the earth, the moss and the tree fungus display a beautiful contrast to the whole scene. I am known to take A LOT of photos like this. I also have this thing about taking photos of different kind of stone steps you find in the forest or woods, especially when there is different things growing from them.

My husband and I are heading up North Georgia this weekend and this time I will be taking photos with my Nikon camera and different lens, so I am pretty excited to see how the pictures will turn out.

Do you wear eyeglasses? Since I wear them and was so tired of smashing my face against the camera screen, I ordered my husband and myself an "Eye Cup" that fits on our cameras. By having this little gadget, I am able to get close enough to the object, focus and shoot the picture with a lot more comfort. I promise you, this is a great inexpensive gadget to get for yourself and your camera, you will be amazed at the difference.

Besides, when you are in the heart of nature trying to capture the beauty that is surrounding you, you want to take your time and enjoy the scene with comfort and ease.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for the info on an eye cup. I'll be checking that out. The beauty that can be found in contrast is amazing. Hope you are have a nice New Year's weekend enjoying the beauty of nature in North Georgia. Be safe!


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WhiteOak 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you so much, I will be sure to post some photos from our road trip. If you do get a chance I know you will really find the eye-cup amazing. Be sure to let me know. Blessed New Year to you as well.


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WhiteOak 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Aw, Susan thank you so much for your wonderful comment, I greatly appreciate it.


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jewelsofawe 4 years ago from Oregon

I had not heard of the 55-80 lens. I did finally get myself a 2nd lens and have eyed the 40mm but hearing your review I am not sure I'll get it. We'll see I guess.


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WhiteOak 4 years ago from Georgia Author

The 55-80 came with my original camera and since I was able to capture pretty good macros with that lens, I suppose I just got use to it. I am personally not thrilled about the 40mm lens but again that is just my own personal view.


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fanfreluche 4 years ago from France (but Canadian at heart)

I love photography. I am a newbie amateurish, but I enjoy it anyway. You have beautiful photos.


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Kebennett1 4 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

Voted up! Nice and informative! Thanks for sharing.


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

This is a great hub, my husband is a commercial photographer he would love this!


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WhiteOak 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you so much for your comment SommerDalton, I greatly appreciate you visiting.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Another wonderful hub from you.

Great work and here's to so many more to follow.

Eddy.


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theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

Thanks for sharing WhiteOak. I always enjoy reading your photography hubs.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

Great information about photography ... and I love your gorgeous photo at the top!


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dawnella66 3 years ago from South Carolina

You know when you start including photo tips I will be front and center to read what you have to say, since I am a big fan :-)


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Ladymermaid 2 years ago from Canada

Beautiful. Your photographs make me want to tuck mine quietly away in the dresser drawer. I am definitely due for a new camera but not sure it will help. Some people just seem to be naturally artistic when it comes to photography.


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WhiteOak 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Ladymermaid I firmly believe everyone is artistic. Packing your photos away would be very sad because each and everyone of us see natures essence in our own way. I know your photos would be beautiful because you see that special thing in Nature and are able to capture it.


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SheGetsCreative 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

I never tire of seeing your beautiful macro flower shots! Nice hub :)


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WhiteOak 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Aw, thank you so much for saying that SheGetsCreative I truly appreciate it.


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Nancy Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I know nothing about photography, but those who don't photograph also participate by viewing. Gorgeous photos that can't help but to catch the eye of any flower or nature lover. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

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