This amazing specimen was spotted outside a photography studio we use at work. Although our work was complete for the day, I knew I’d spend at least a half hour taking photos. It was too interesting not to photograph. It … Continue reading Monstrous Beauty
I took a Monday off from work last month to visit the Dallas Arboretum. Zero color/lighting adjustments were made to the photos in Photoshop or any other program. What you see is what I photographed just as I saw it. … Continue reading Elegance in the Garden
I spied these insects along a trail at a park in Plano. I’ve never seen anything like them. Giant ants, perhaps? They certainly are creepy – yet fascinating…. I did some research and discovered these are Wheel Bug nymphs. Friends … Continue reading Wheel Bug Nymph!
If you’ve read a few blogs you might have noticed a trend. Blue hair. A fondness for blue Dodge Challengers and Chargers and now a new blue handbag! Today’s feature started when I took my new bag out for a … Continue reading Self-inflicted Homework
On Saturday my friend and I went to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. At first glance, this nature preserve doesn’t look like it has a lot to offer photographers. Half the population of Plano seemed to be here – walking, … Continue reading Flight of the ladybug taken from two different angles and lens types
My subject was a fast moving target with a larvae. I only managed to take 4 shots of the ant before it got completely out of view. 2 of the 4 shots turned out. Take a look and enjoy! … Continue reading Ant and Larvae
Of the almost 300 photos I took today and the additional 300 from yesterday, I decided the best photo to feature was this ant. Now the question is why? I didn’t plan on photographing a dead ant. In fact, I … Continue reading Of all the photos from today I chose this one…
I had to get down on my knees to get this shot. Passersby included joggers, walkers and bicyclists—and there were many. Now that winter is behind us—everyone is eager to be outdoors. I think all of Plano was at this … Continue reading A zoomed in and cropped image of a dandelion
While the best part of Spring at the Dallas Arboretum are the fresh daffodils and tulips I feel a responsibility to photograph the unsung heroes in the garden. The blooms that are withered and spent have beauty too! I was so … Continue reading Pretty withered
I figured I could do a blog post on cars. Then another blog post on flowers. But then I thought I could unite the two themes in one blog with a color theme. And what better color to unite than … Continue reading Cars, flowers and the color blue!
Last year I took a photography class at Brookhaven College. We met once a week in the evening for several hours. I learned more from that class than I did from books on my own. Here’s one of our homework … Continue reading Photography Homework