Friday, September 28, 2012

Five Fact Friday

Five Fact Friday comes around again -- I love to play.

1.  It is a fact that I have 99 followers.  99, people!  Won't someone step up and make it 100?

2.  I once was a vocalist in a supper club show, when I was young (and slim); I've always appreciated great vocalists.  I came across this video of Luther VanDross singing at the NAACP Image Awards some years back, and it is stunning.


3.  I love macro photography, but I'm not very good at it (yet).  One problem:  my hands shake a bit, and I'm not one to have my tripod at hand in those situations.  Bugs or butterflies confound me. You have to have a lot of light.  But sometimes I get something that's okay.  These are quite small berries on a tree:


4.  I wish my name were Melisande or Maeve or Melanie -- anything but Elise.

5.  Our daughter wants a gecko.  Actually, she wants anything, a mouse, a lizard, a frog, something.  We keep reminding her that we have cats, one of whom is a mighty hunter (Buttercup) who would not rest until the mouse/lizard/frog/gecko was hers, for lunch.  Here's a gecko who posed for a picture at a Canon macro workshop I went to once:


Cute, right?  The only lens I will ever in my life want any more (seriously, Ed), is the Canon 180mm macro I used to take this picture.

Happy Friday!  Hope you have a great weekend planned.  Me, I'm putting books back on shelves.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like your macro shots. :)

Deb said...

Great shots you have a fun blog thank you for stopping in to visit

Viv (modifica) said...

Love your shots the berries are lovely, I think the name is Elise is beautiful....

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Well, thanks for making me want that 180mm macro lens! Sheesh, that's an awesome shot of that lizard. I think your name is pretty, btw. Now mine is NOT. Rhymes with everything negative you can think of. Heh!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

lol Gail -- I suffered with being "Elsie the Cow" in my childhood because teachers had never heard the name Elise and so butchered it on the first day of class.

The 180mm is the *best*. I used it all weekend at the macro workshop, and they even let me take it home overnight. It's the last thing on my wish list (I think. I hope.)

Deanna said...

I love that gecko shot, and how fun that you were a vocalist in a supper club show. What a great experience.

Patrice said...

Your gecko shot is marvelous!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Congrats - I see you got 100! The berry shot has inspired me to go back to the small berries I passed yesterday and see what I can do with the photo! Hope you can convince your daughter to stick with cats!

Ahayes1225 said...

Your macro photos are great. I don't like using a tripod either...

Carly said...

Wow, the gecko picture is amazing!