By Ted Grussing
… to enter another domain … for whatever reason the Flower of the Argentine Giant cactus reminds me of the singularity of Greg Bear’s Eon. It is an entrance into other worlds and dimensions. I never tire of shooting them and took a bunch more today … this one on my afternoon walk. Shot it with my Canon 1DX and the 100/400mm lens. It is not necessary to always use a macro lens when shooting flowers and for me I like the flexibility of ability to pull in subjects when on a walk.
I also got some decent hawk shots and for the first time ever, a covey of tiny Gambel’s Quail in flight. They were scooting across the grass and were very tiny and I did not think they were old enough to be capable of flight, but they were, and I absolutely nailed a series of shots with them in flight. Perhaps they will go out tomorrow night and thank heavens I had the capability of pulling them in with the 400mm end of the zoom lens. Close up of flower and action shot of quail with the same lens.
Have to wrap the day as a very busy day is underway and need some rest before I start it with the first four shots of espresso.
Choose to have a beautiful day with moments of joy, friends, good food and health … and keep breathing … and smiling.
May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit.
Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions
be such as shall keep me friendly with myself.
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.