Posts Tagged ‘nature’

First look Photo: New Lens, Last Chance

October 11, 2017

I was hoping to get a 300 mm lens before the egrets left for the season, and it looks like I got that chance.
This is a morning shot of a great egret hunting for food.

The Great Egret

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

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

First Look Photo: Worth Sharing

August 9, 2017

I took today’s photo on my way in to work.  Raccoons are so cute, I can’t resist sharing.

racoon

First Look Photo: Unbearable Cuteness

July 19, 2017

We have a few chipmunks living in the rocks in the gazeebo out side our building.  I found this one watching me come home from work.

In the Rocks

Photo Friday: Nature’s Composition

July 14, 2017

There are no paintings, sculptures, or pieces of music that can compare to the beauty nature itself provides.

Maple Seeds

First Look Photo: Making Scents

February 22, 2017

For this assignment, I was asked to shoot 4 small bottles of different sizes.  I chose two of my wife’s perfumes, and two scented oils we have for our diffusermake-scents.

Photo Friday: Recycled Material

November 18, 2016

Litter is a problem we’ve had to deal with for a very long time.  The government has passed laws imposing heavy fines, and established a time, like Earth day, to help solve this problem.  While these measures have helped to reduce the problem, it still continues.

We already know the down side to this litter problem, but is there an up side?  Nature has made use of our waste material.  The oceans are littered with ships, and other wreckage,  of which the oceans are making use.  Today’s picture is another way nature has taken our litter, and turned it into something it can use.  This bird nest has turned what looks like a plastic bag into a liner to help strengthen the nest.

recycled-nest

Photo Friday: Let Nature be Nature

May 20, 2016

This week, I went to a beautiful nature trail with a water fall.  While walking on the path, I came across an incident that reminded me that you never have to force nature to cooperate with you.

Some of the best shots I have ever taken of animals have been when nature is free to run its own course.  In this instance, I had spotted an eastern black swallowtail, and took a few shots.  I was going to move on when the butterfly decided my thumb looked like a good resting spot.  It was my right hand, so I couldn’t get the picture.  When it took off, I thought it would be fun to stick out my left hand, not expecting much.  When the butterfly landed right in my left hand, I started snapping.  I ended up with 40 shots before it left, including this week’s picture.

Eastern Black Swollowtail