Photo Friday: Framed

September 15, 2017

The Art of Photography, on YouTube, posted a challenge about framing the subject, and I found this guy biking in Portland between two signs.  The color in the signs are too distracting, so I changed it to black and white.

Biking through the city

First Look Photo: Collecting Bottles

September 14, 2017

I found this woman collecting bottles in Portland.  It Reminded me of  some of the street photography seen on Digital rev.

Bottle Collector

Photo Friday: Back Drops

September 8, 2017

Sometimes, humid mornings bring out more than spider webs, and foggy lenses.  This particular morning, the humidity had left some water drops on the back of two Japanese beetles, which brought out the color on their wings.

Japanese Beetles 1

First Look Photo: On the Fence

September 6, 2017

People always talk about the negative influence of man made objects on nature, but I keep coming across instances of nature using man made objects, like this spider web using a fence.

Spider Web Fence

Photo Friday: Queen Anne’s Fence

September 2, 2017

I took this picture of queen anne’s lace in front of an old fence.

Queen Annes Fence

First Look Photo: Animal in Motion

August 30, 2017

After trying to get a solid shot of an animal that is sharp, but conveys motion, I finally got one while panning a squirrel running, on a fence.

Running Squirrel

Photo Friday: Taking Flight

August 25, 2017

There’s no doubt great egrets are beautiful, but with a wingspan of 1.7 meters they look even more amazing.

Taking off

First Look Photo: End of the Line

August 23, 2017

I love those photographs that show the natural world interacting with the human world. It amazes me how nature has adapted to changes humans have brought into their areas, like this bird sparrow on an end of railroad tracks.

End of the Line

Special Edition Photo: Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Here is the current level of the eclipse in Portland.  I just thought it would be interesting.

Eclipse

Photo Friday: Eye Level to a Slug

August 18, 2017

Living in Maine, I’ve seen a lot of leopard slugs, but it’s always from a standing position.  One thing I never knew about them is they have a hole on their side called the pneumostome which is what land slugs and snails use to breath.  In order to see this breathing hole I had to get close to eye level.  That is where today’s picture is from; on my stomach, next to a slug.

Leopard Slug pneumostome