Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blue bottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria)

This is where macro photography comes in. The pictures that reveal details, which can’t be seen with the naked eye. It gives us a glimpse into the world of the very small, which goes largely unnoticed by us as we hurriedly shuffle through our day.

While shooting macro photography, it is very rare to progress the shot you want in the very first frame. I often sequence dozen shots or more trying to get just the right angle or right position. Only macro photography is possible when the specimen cooperates. 

Occasionally I manage to catch a subject just right with the first shot. If you look at the photo you can see that the fly had its head tilted up when I took the shot. I was very close to it and it was definitely looking at me. I pressed the shutter, and then the fly was gone. But I had the shot…..............

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Immature Subject

Kids are one of the most rewarding subjects for photography and also rewarding to the photographer to take a good portrait of a child. If they are not keen on being photographed there is not much you can do unless you can make them comfortable with the idea of being photographed. Their feelings about you and the camera can change instantly since their expressions and gestures are endlessly wondering.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Phishing Scam

Another new scam e-mail arrived in my inbox. While this email is a phishing attack with its immediate purpose to brain wash if I am so innocent. The subject line didn’t give it away and it is said simply, “from Anita.” The ruse was dead obvious to me, but I’ve been in this game a long time and I’ve got my guard up. It is interesting to dig into the guts of a scam email like this one. On the other hand, the email itself was ridiculously brazen and almost laughably as it reads under;

Hello Tashi,
Good Morning, I am very sorry telling you my experience I felt empting myself to you and to have confidence in you, My Ernest prayer is that you find this mail in good health, I know that Internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for information of vital importance.
I am Anita Autara 17years old a Medical Student of Bassam, I lost my family because of political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the e-mail before my late father death he disclosed to me that he deposited the sum of $6.5 million dollars in a fixed deposit account which I am the next of kin. 
Please I humbly need your assistance to help me get this money transferred to your account, to serve as my guardian and to make an arrangement for me to come over after the inheritance is transferred into your account.

From Anita