White crab spider eating solitary bee
Originally uploaded by Gustavo Mazzarollo
One of the pictures selected by Getty Images
About two weeks ago received on Flickr the invitation of a Getty Images a provider of digital media who license images for use in projects, very interesting to observe the images selected by their professionals, 25 of a 375 images gallery at this time, most of selected images were the ones which shows nature in activity. the few ones selected with not activity moments were the ones with best composition.
This week received the e-mail from National Geographic Brazil that one of my pictures was selected winner of the monthly selection of best pictures send by readers, of all pictures they select two a month for a prize and be featured in printed version of the magazine, it's very cool and reinforce the idea of looking for subjects in activity to capture. this wasp nest is near my home and I visited it every day, already saw the wasps bubbling but in a timid way, this one not, it was bubbling and body elevated, two chances to capture which ended in one successful shoot.
All things hapened in a short period of time and is part of a smooth transition between uncompromised nature close ups to the need to look for nature action/moments and register them with eyes on composition. I am happy and sad at the same time, happy because the images were considered good by part of media, gaining more exposure to broader audience, and sad as some of the pictures that I would consider "good" some time ago could no more be considered keepers. Is a challenge to work in a method to be in the place of action in a time were it probably will happen, but it's content for a entire topic...