Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

We decided to check out the river today because we haven’t had a good rain in ages, and the northern rivers seem to be damming theirs to save water. The water here is usually sand-free so seeing this much is absolutely crazy.  We even used Google Maps to see where exactly we were when we […]


It’s now late Spring and Brood XIX are at their peak, it seems.  I missed the brood somehow in the early stages, but have gotten many old skins on the trees.  I remember when I was young I would pull them off trees to see how many I could stick to my shirt. I’d have […]


Praying Mantis

18Sep10

Mantis religiosa.


Finally!

24Aug10

My first odonata!  I’ve been dying for a decent dragon or damsefly shot. argia apicalis


Landscape Tips?

18Aug10

I’ve recently discovered that I know absolutely nothing about landscape photography.  Anyone have tips?  I literally traveled an hour and a half last weekend for the sole purpose of shooing landscapes and got this: Yeah, not very landscapey…


Some Bug Shots

09Aug10

Here’s just a few shots I took last night while scavaging my yard. The lead photo was actually dead… which made me sad.  The rest of them were alive and well. Since it’s August, I’d really like to get some shots of a mantis of any type!  Even with the 100+ heat index, I find […]


Blending In

01Aug10

I love nature.  Look how perfectly he blends in with the tree! Body:  Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens:  Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro Flash:  Canon Speedlite 430EX II


Luna Moth

13Jul10

I got some what I think are decent shots of a Luna moth today.  They’re much more impressive than the ones I took a few months back on my 350D!


Ugh…

09Jul10

I don’t know what it is lately, but it seems my bug pictures have really been no good.  This is especially sucky since Gizmodo’s shooting challenge this week is bugs. Here’s the only two shots I took today that I even hardly liked. Maybe I need to plant some nice, pretty flowers to attract more […]


Took a little family trip, and this was one of the many insects I saw.  It’s quite possibly one of the biggest beetles I’ve ever seen!