When was the last time you admired a weed? Never?

This photo was taken at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens.  Now before you conclude they don’t maintain the place let me explain.  They have many areas with well groomed gardens, trial gardens and water features.  There is also an area that is more ‘natural’ and covered with trees, a worn out trail and yes, underbrush and an occasional dandelion. To get this shot, I had to get down on my knees to get a better view.  Even though it’s a weed I think it turned out quite nice. Camera:  Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) Date:  March 2012 Continue reading When was the last time you admired a weed? Never?

Circle of Life: Bird

Before leaving for work one morning, I noticed a dead bird in my front porch. I suspect a neighborhood cat might have been the culprit.  I did what every responsible home owner would do—I removed the bird from my porch using a broom and dustpan. Now the story takes a turn… Instinctively, a dead bird is gross.  But for some reason I also thought it was fascinating.  So I decided to have a Dead Bird Photo Shoot that evening. I took the bird to the back porch and set up one of my box lights outside.  To get good angles … Continue reading Circle of Life: Bird