I am very new to photography, or at least I should say, thinking about my pictures and how to set them up rather than taking a zillions shots and seeing if anything worth keeping materializes. This week the weather broke and it was enjoyable to be outside. I took my time at the park taking pictures and practiced being more selective in what shots I took. I was able to get a series of photos showing a praying mantis devouring a honey bee! With these pictures I shot into the light.
I use minimal color correction (more a way to correct my errors) and I do not use any special treatments with my photos with Picasa or Photoshop. For one, I do not have the time or desire to learn what those programs can do, and second I want my pictures, for now at least, to be as true to the subject in real life as possible.
This is turning out to be an interesting hobby, phototgrpahy, and I hope to improve my work a little at a time.