This post tracks my favorite ice cream cone looking fungus. Here’s the original photo from September 18th. I featured it in a recent blog. October 1, 2016 I was delighted to discover my favorite fungus was still there – undisturbed. … Continue reading Fungus Revisited
I figured out long ago I am happiest far away from crowds. Amusement parks, while fun, are stressful, noisy places with too many people. Give me a secluded place with mushrooms and moss to photograph and I am in my … Continue reading Mushroom Land!
A recent trip to the greatest place in the DFW Metroplex (the LBJ Grasslands), yielded some interesting discoveries. I have displayed them beginning with the least exciting to the most fascinating (and my proudest). I was walking through a shaded part … Continue reading I like to pretend I’m a naturalist with my camera
These photos are from Day 2 of my visit to the LBJ National Grasslands. I suspect I’ll be there many more times before the year is over. I tried photographing these critters on Saturday but the photos were disappointing. When … Continue reading LBJ National Grasslands
After downloading over 400 photos from my Saturday adventure, I concluded I am a photography hack. I didn’t like my photos. The circumstances were ideal: perfect lighting, a steady tripod, my good lens and even my nerdy photography vest. But the … Continue reading I thought I was a photography hack.
Taking photos at clever angles can be deceiving and can offer interesting perspective. I was standing at the bottom of a boulder when I took this photo at Eisenhower State Park. The boulder wasn’t that huge but from the photo … Continue reading A Fresh Perspective of Eisenhower State Park
I have followed some very talented photographers on Instagram that photograph bugs and insects. I have no idea how they do it. Inspired by their talent, I decided it was time to take my insect photography to a new level. … Continue reading Crossing the threshold
I planned on featuring something pleasant that would appeal to most tastes but these spider / fly photos caught my attention. They were taken last year in my backyard. I don’t remember taking the photos – except I do recognize … Continue reading Unusual Taste
I recently visited the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Here are some highlights. The wildflowers were plentiful. Times like this I wish I had a tripod with me but I’m sure by the time I set … Continue reading Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch Unit
This is a ladybug larvae eating what appears to be another beetle. It’s not the crispest photo I’ve taken but it was the best among my attempts at capturing this unusual moment. Notes: Photo taken at Dallas Arboretum March 5, … Continue reading Ladybug Larvae Eating Lunch
This afternoon I planted myself near a flowerbed at the Dallas Arboretum. My goal was to soak in the moment (a day off from work!), observe the plants and maybe spot something interesting to photograph. There it was. A ladybug … Continue reading Ladybug Covered in Pollen
All I could think about today was coming home and playing in my photography studio. But by the time I got home, the day had been a mixed bag of news. Maybe I’d just go to bed? But I couldn’t. … Continue reading Every cloud has a silver lining
This is part of my ongoing Industrious Ant Series. When I stopped to adjust my camera settings this ant had fled the scene by at least 2 feet. It’s very frustrating to focus on a tiny ant on the run, … Continue reading Ant on the Run
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
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
I got to “play hooky” on Monday with my boss’s approval. It was the perfect day for the Dallas Arboretum. When I returned to the office on Tuesday, my boss asked, “What was the highlight of your trip to the Arboretum? … Continue reading I watched a ladybug eat!
Towards the end of my visit at the Dallas Arboretum I dawdled by taking photos of some potted plants near the exit. I’m glad I did. Take a look… Image above: f/5.6 1/50 sec ISO: 320 Image above: ISO: 640 … Continue reading Spring at the Arboretum: Purple!