I enjoy taking pictures of flowers and birds among everything else. I never know what kind of flower it is and as for birds...well I always have to consult my guide book and even then I am never too sure. If I am to know a flower is this or that, or a bird is a such and such it doesn't cause me to look at the subject in any different way than I did before. So what is the point in knowing it's name? I'll forget it anyway the next time I see and photograph it. So I just enjoy the flower or bird as it is, something with no name. I am sure the flower or bird doesn't give a toot anyway and if they did know what name they got stuck with, they probably wouldn't approve anyway. Blue Dick? Titmouse? Naw, pretty sure they wouldn't be too pleased. I don't know what kind of plant this is and that is just fine with me and the plant.
I am always trying different settings so as to compare results.
This was done at 1/320th of a second at f/9
And this at 1/1600th of a second at f/4. You can see the noticable difference.
I thought this little seedling trying to make a go of it in the bark of a dead tree was interesting.
I wonder if he'll make it.