I take a lot of pictures in my yard. One of my favorite subjects is my butterfly bush. It gets huge and I often think I should move it but when it blooms it smells so good and it attracts all kinds of fun photo subjects - the butterflies are my favorite. They generally come a little later in the season.
Today I discovered that I am not the only one who enjoys my butterfly bush.
Mosaic Moments Photo !nspiration: Week 25
I had to take this shot from a distance (as not to scare Mr. Bunny away) and since I don't have a good zoom (we sent mine away to be fixed) I took this shot with my 60mm macro lens. I was able to get the rabbit in pretty good focus despite the distance by setting my camera to a "single" focus area instead of the typical default (Dynamic).
I also set my metering to single spot instead of matrix. That way I was sure to get the correct exposure for the rabbit. See uncropped/original image below - Notice that the image has a lot of dark and light areas. If I had used matrix metering it would have averaged out the light to determine the correct exposure. The rabbit would have been dark because it was in the shadows.
What I ended up with was some "blown out areas" in the bush and the grass. Not a big deal because I was planning to crop the image anyway.