Posts Tagged ‘nature’

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 […]

Here is a lame photo I took yesterday to celebrate Fall. Have a great Halloween, feelow readers!  I may even post some costume shots.  Maybe.

Praying Mantis


Mantis religiosa.



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

Landscape Tips?


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


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


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



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!

Small Spider


A little bit of something different.  I like how the spider is staring directly at me with the “menacing” looking lily in the back.