PHOTO FRIDAY: “Springtime In Burien” Nature Photos By Francis Zera
The days are getting longer, the sky brighter, flowers are starting to bloom, bugs are coming out and its Photo Friday â€“ what better way to celebrate the coming days of Spring than by celebrating with a stunning “Springtime In Burien” photo slideshow by area Pro Photographer Francis Zera?
This set of amazing macro nature photos is Exhibit A in why we love Photography â€“ through the eye of a talented artist like Francis, one can see things that you normally might not notice, and see it in a beautiful new way.
According to Francis, who shot these pics Wednesday:
Today’s brief spell of late-afternoon sunshine got me thinking about spring, and I had an opportunity to wander around a private garden on the east side of Burien.
The plants and trees were just starting to bloom, and I found some pretty interesting stuff, including this insect that was swimming around in a dewdrop that was poised on a new tulip leaf.
This little guy appears to be a Hypera zoilus Kaldari, aka Clover Leaf Weevil, swimming in a dewdrop. According to the Wikipedia entry, they seem to prefer dry places to wet, so I’m thinking it might have been simply unlucky enough to have been nailed by a big raindrop and subsequently trapped inside the droplet by the surface tension.
It was still alive when I photographed it, and was moving around within the confines of the droplet.
For those technically inclined, I was using a Canon 5D Mark II with a 180mm f/3.2 macro lens.
Here’s Francis’ stunning spring slideshow:
Francis Zera is a professional architectural and commercial photographer, as well as Co-president, Seattle/Northwest chapter, American Society of Media Photographers. See his portfolio at http://www.zeraphoto.com or follow him on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/zeraphoto. Francis can be reached at 206-659-ZERA.