Finn is a Fuji Finepix J150w, which I got two years ago. It's a 10 megapixel camera with a 5x wide angle zoom lens, and has about 20 different shooting modes. It's not the most outstanding camera in its league, but hey, beggars can't be choosers. (I got this as a gift, you see.)
Santana, on the other hand is my Sony Ericsson Satio - which is actually, a smartphone. It boasts of a 12.1 megapixel camera (eat your heart out, Nokia!) with 15 different shooting modes, including panorama, BestPic, and face detection. I bought this in early 2010, with the camera being my main reason for buying it.
Having a well-tended garden at home worked to my advantage. With blooming flowers and lush greens, I had an array of subjects to draw inspiration from and take pictures of. And these sparked my interest and penchant for macro shots.
This was one of the very first photos I took using macro.
|Pink cattleya orchids.
We've got a bunch of orchids in our garden, because my grandmother loves them. A lot.
They come in all shape and sizes, too.
|Yellow 'dancing ladies'.
Same goes for the bougainvilleas.
|Pinks and whites.
But this color is my favorite.
Now these shots I love the most.
I love taking photos after a drizzle.
|No roses, just leaves. And water droplets.
And I love taking photos of plants whose names I don't even know.
|Garden shrub with red berries.
The garden even makes a great background for photo ops.
On Yue: Rasta hat from Baguio, Polo shirt and shorts from Greendog, Team Italy World Cup Havaianas.
You can also find these photos (and more) on my photo blog.
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