Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Deflowered.... The dangers of macrophotography

I was so excited the other morning when I saw that one of my cacti had blossomed! A first for me! I grabbed my Gorillapod and set it up on my table, along with the cactus. Took a few shots with my 50mm (see above...), then decided to really go close with my macro. A few clicks later, the macro lens was on my Nikon on top of the little tripod. Oh, woe. In my haste, I didn't adjust the little twisty feet on the Gorillapod to support the somewhat heavier macro lens. It tipped over, and the lens hood on my macro lens deflowered the cactus. I was devastated! But at least here's one photo...

Actually, I'm laughing about it now...

13 comments:

Jacob said...

It's a very nice macro but I can't help laughing at your description...gotta watch those Gorillapods all the time!

bfarr said...

Very funny. I am sure we have all had photographic mishaps. I am glad it was the flower you broke and not your lens.

Gaelyn said...

I didn't know that gorillas ate cactus flowers. LOL ;-) Nice capture even if broken.

Thérèse said...

Les malheurs d'une photographe...
Echinopsis thelegona like in Az?
I have never seen a pink one.

B SQUARED said...

Gorillapods should come with a warning. Good work on damage control.

altadenahiker said...

Good lord, how did I miss your blog all this time? I could better concentrate on this flower if I could just stop thinking about Yuhor.

Alexa said...

Well, at least you got a gorgeous photo out of your little gorillapod mishap!

Juliette said...

Beautiful shot, even if fatal for the subject. At least you have immortalized its beauty. However, I couldn't help smiling when reading your description, because "deflowered," reminded me of "dépucelé" ... which conjured up rather fantastic Dalian images.

Chuck Pefley said...

Gorillas are unpredictable, I guess -:)

Marie-Noyale said...

You can always pin it back!!!

marley said...

Oh dear! Great photo for a memory though!

Bibi said...

Bonjour, Juliette. A vrai dire, j'ai utilise le mot 'deflowered' expres, comme jeu de mots.....:>)

Juliette said...

J'ai bien aimé!