We've had a lot of rain over the past week, and as a result everything is becoming greener. Yesterday was a beautiful day, and today promises to be even better. I've already found some very beautiful plants, with more to come soon.
When I was out on the trails, I decided to start taking pictures of everything green that I came across. While I was doing this, I kept remembering my inability to get any good shots of some of the budding branches of the trees. The camera just wouldn't focus on them.
As I was making another attempt to get a few good shots, I stumbled upon the manual focus setting. I already knew it was there, but I never bothered to learn how to use it. When I discovered it this time, I began playing with it, and these are some of my results.
These first two pictures are from the same small tree. I think they are from the same buds on the branch, but I took so many pictures that I'm not entirely sure. Learning how to take these closeup pictures is a fun thing for me.
I've been seeing all of these cool closeup shots on other blogs, and I always notice how interesting a plant looks when you can get such a close view of it. I don't know if my camera can do it as well as others, but I never knew it could get as good as it does now.
I decided to give some extra pictures today, because they can tell this green spring story better than I can right now. The pictures tell a good story of how well spring is coming along now. It's getting better every day.
This branch appears to be the same type of plant as the others, but I took the picture at a completely different place. It was on the same day, so I was really busy on the trails. I was enjoying all of the new life I was seeing very much.
I like the rusty color on the edges of the leaves on this plant. I have no idea what any of these plants are, but I don't really mind right now. I'm just having fun observing the wonders of nature in action. I sometimes try to stay ignorant of the details just to keep my enjoyment innocent.
This wasn't much of a photography lesson or anything like that, but it just shows that if you keep going you will learn a lot of things on the way, if you're not afraid to experiment a little. Try out new things whenever you can.