Eastern Red Columbines are one of my favorite flowers. I enjoy looking at columbines in general. My favorite is the Longspur Columbine.
Close-Up & Macro
Close-Up & Macro Photography
I photographed this spider and daisy in my studio Lightbox using LED lights and my “super macro” lens and the focus stacking technique.
Hot days have turned in to non-stop rainy days. I went out to the patio to photograph a lime that just sprouted. The rain drops were a bonus.
I captured this photograph of a Fork Tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcate) sitting on a Blackfoot Daisy yesterday morning in my front yard.
This is an image of a Silver Dwarf Morning-glory bud. I was looking for subjects on my property and spotted this tiny plant.
This is another image taken in my studio with my white box. This time I photographed a Turk’s Cap that was growing in between some hedges in the front yard.
The first challenge to come in was for a Ladybug. I had no idea where to find one but I got lucky and spotted one right off the bat.
I was mowing the lawn this week when I spotted a Rain Lily. I meant to photograph it while it was still in its full glory but I forgot and it was too late.
I thought it would be interesting to show what a Christmas light bulb looks like so I grabbed my camera and macro lens and captures this image from a bulb.
I recently walked out of the garage early one morning only to find this very nice specimen. He was so still that I was able to grab my camera and take this image. I decided to name him “Fred”.
I was excited to hear that we were going to have both a “Super Moon” and a Total Lunar Eclipse yesterday evening. Then, clouds moved in and ruined the photo opportunity.
I was out in my back yard the other day scouting for bugs to shoot when I ran across a hawk feather. Days earlier I heard a hawk being very vocal. I was not sure if it was injured or if it was being threatened.
There is a pot of begonias in the entry way to the house. I was needing a subject to practice my macro skills and use the new light box that I had just built. So, I plucked one of the begonias and set it up.
I was experimenting with my white box and my 5x macro lens earlier this year. I was also trying to improve my focus stacking technique with high-magnification subjects.
The nursery rhyme goes something like “The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.”, however, this one was on my garage door.
Another macro photography example. This one is of pollen and seeds from a Rock Rose, a native plant of Texas. I was actually trying to do another focus stack but the flower kept wilting.
I found this little creature deceased in my back yard. So, I thought I would give it it’s biggest moment on the world stage..