Nature Gemz- Collection #3

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(Edited)

It’s been a while I posted about photography. Not that I haven’t been taken any shots, but because I’ve kinda been collecting my shots to make another nature gemz collection. I wish I lived somewhere entirely exposed to nature because I like this kind of photography and that would’ve given me a lot of practice to hone my photography skills.

So as always, I’m going to be sharing the photo collection I’ve been collecting over the past few weeks and months. This edition will not feature a lot of pictures, because I’m home now and don’t really experience nature in the full force I used to back at school, but I don’t like my shots wasting in my gallery so here we go.

You remember I went to the farm about a month ago? I think I mentioned in my post about it that I took some shots, but didn’t show you any. This first picture is one of the shots I took. I shot many things actually, but are they all in shape to post? So this flower is what came out post-worthy from the farm trip and I’m leaving it here. In this first shot, the wind was shaking the flower so I had to hold it in place to get a good shot.

Of course as always, I played around a bit with the editing a bit, so this is still the same flower, just with a different finish lol. I don’t know what the flower is called, but didn’t stop me from clicking. I used pinterest’s picture search feature in attempts to find the name of the flower, but the search returned unfruitful.

These Dung Beetles however, I managed to find out their name with Pinterest. I’m probably going to sound dumb for not knowing their name before, but yeahh. I took this first one up close and then switched to a farther lens to shoot a farther one. Looks like it came out great.

I actually shot these ones(the dung beetles) back at school, but forgot of it because it got buried under so many shots in my gallery. I would’ve added it in my last nature gemz collection post if I found it earlier.

I just had to take a minute to appreciate this micro life, and I definitely took several shots. I edited them in different styles too, because they looked nice in almost every direction I went.

I don’t really get what this beetle was doing on top of the dung as that just seems to make the other beetle suffer lol.

Now this one, this one is actually my first attempt at night photography. You’ll see my second attempt after this one. I saw this spider resting on it’s web after I almost vandalized his home. It was late night almost around 12am after I came from a boy’s hangout and headed in when I saw this just outside my house door. Isn’t it amazing how a spider like this can rest comfortable held by silk holding on to two walls?

I didn’t think much of it at first, just that was a really nice scene. But then it hit me to try a night micro photo and I did lol. The fact that the web’s silk was reflective made a lot of my shots come out bad. Maybe it was just because I was an amateur as well. But yeah this is what came out of it. Not my best work, but I think I did a pretty decent job for a first time night photo.

Hey, @erikah, you remember I told you I took a picture of a ladybird(turns out it’s actually called an ant bag beetle) one time with only a few coming out nice after several shots? This was the picture in question. I tried to extract the other photos from the live photo but my phone won’t let me do that. Only way I can show you this one is because I made it the key photo. I had focus problems too because my phone wouldn’t really focus on the ladybird like I wanted it to.

The wind was moving the branch and I couldn’t get a good shot so in an attempt to stabilize the branch with my hand, I caught the branch with too much human force and it threw the bug off. She didn’t fall though because you know, she can fly.

Man I’m going to be showing a lot of first times here. This pigeon right here, I caught on a rooftop in my neighborhood and it’s my first black and white photography attempt(with this phone). I’ve actually tried black and white on my iPhone X last year. So he had his friend with him, but it seems his friend got scared immediately he noticed me pointing what might have looked like a threat to him. Not this fella though. He just stood there and watched me do my thing. Stared at me like “bro what you doing” and didn’t look away for a second until I put my phone back down.

And for the last picture of this edition, we have a caterpillar. I know someone(some people) will not like it and you’ll see them in the comments soon lol. I found this one on the wall close to my room’s door and I decided to take a few shots before I asked him to leave lol. This is my second night photo shot right here:)

I think that pretty much does it for this round’s edition. I hope you liked them and I’ll see you in the next one in a month or two lol.

All pictures were taken by me on my iPhone 11 Pro Max and edited in the phone’s default editor


Check out my previous collections and give me a follow if you want to see this type of content when I make another collection. An upvote or a comment will be appreciated too



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I like the picture of the spider web, the focus was crazy. I think the dung bettle picture want in focus so it was difficult to really show how vivid it was. Generally I think the pictures are all amazing. I shoot with my iphone 12, sometimes I'm surprised by the capacity of these phones hahaha. Playing with iPhone edits can be generally fun and Iike the way you tweaked the colours of the first picture

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Yeah I couldn’t focus the dung beetles because of how small there were, and because they were moving as I shot so the focus kept shifting between them and the land.

You know, I’m actually really surprised I don’t see you share a lot of photography. The only ones I’ve seen you share was I think the with the curved Tecno screen??? And I think the one of your haircut session. (Where we met lol)

Yeah I also just found something cool out last night. Turns out you can actually copy edit setting and apply the same edit to a different picture. Crazy right? Editing just got easier!

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I have shared many concepts, pictures I've taken in the past. Most of the pictures integrated into my images are owned by me. If you go back 6 to 7 months into my old posts, you'll see the ones I've taken. The reason why I don't share these days is because of lack of subject. Nigeria is generally a hostile country when it comes to mobile photography.

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I remember. Well, it's not easy, sometimes you have to take a bunch of shots and can only use a few of those. But you did well.

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Thank you. I was also wondering if you knew how to extract pictures from a live photo. I would love to separate the different frames of this photo into single pictures.

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I'm afraid I don't understand the question. Do you mean video?

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No. I use an iPhone and iPhones have this feature where you can take a picture in a form of a video. It’s called a live photo. A live photo will capture the frames 5secs before and after you pressed capture. So you get several pictures in one shot, but the frames are fused together to form something like a short video(which is actually just a picture unless you long press on it)

It might to difficult to understand what I’m saying if you don’t use an iPhone. I think Samsung has something similar called a burst shot, but in their case, each picture is already separated.

God I’m not making sense am I?

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I am not an iPhone user for a very good reason, I have this feature on my phone but don't use it, so unfortunately I can't help you.

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Beautiful images you've got there. That lens is indeed powerful. thanks for sharing.

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I didn’t know you have this brilliant photography skills. I actually like the spider web,wow u good.

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