If you look at the most recent posts, beginning with November 22, I added an Expand Post feature. Each post now begins with a thumbnail image and a short introduction, followed by Click to see more! Clicking expands the post, making the full text and photographs visible. Click again, and the post contracts. Click to see more! These Sandhill Cranes are permanent residents of Travelers Rest Resort, and it was nice to see them again this week. Sandhill Cranes mate for life, and one is…Continue Reading “Old Friends…”
Wasps are constantly making nests in the eaves of our shed, and they can be very aggressive. Click to see more! Looking at this photograph makes me feel very guilty.After taking this picture I waited until nightfall and sprayed the wasps nest with a poison — come the next day the wasps and their larva were no longer with us. I did not download the photos of the wasps until a few days later. When I was able to really take a look at the…Continue Reading “Rest in peace…”
When we take bike rides on the many trails in Central Florida we usually see a variety of wildlife, but on a recent ride we didn’t see any animals for most of the ride. Click to see more! Finally, not far from where we parked our car, I spotted this fellow on the side of the road. A Gopher Tortise, it was scurring to get back to its hole in the ground.
During the late summer and early fall our motor home was in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, for repairs. On October 28, when we went to pick it up, a large spider was living in the driver’s side mirror. The spider (we call it a he, although we we have no way of knowing the sex) wove a large web, and did not seem to be bothered when we took the RV for a test drive. As it turned out, the repairs were not all completed,…Continue Reading “The accidental Snowbird…”
Tomorrow I am scheduled to make a presentation on Photoshop — using Curves and Layers — to the Huntington Camera Club. This photo effect is one of the examples I made for the presentation.
Another photo that I came across while organizing my archives. This one was taken in the Butterfly Tent at EPOCT, in Disney World, during the Flower and Garden Festival. On this particular day is was cold in Florida (as it was most of last winter and spring), and the butterflies were not doing much flying around. I was lucky to get a few shots of the active ones. When I looked at the unprocessed photo I thought that there wasn’t enough contrast between the butterfly…Continue Reading “More from my archives…”
A particularly large, garden spider is spinning webs in our backyard. He, or she, had a beautiful web attached to our shed, but it wasn’t in the web when I went back with my camera. It was working on a new web when captured this photo.
I think the bird in these photographs is a Tufted_Titmouse. I did not see the slightly orange coloration on the chest, but everything else seems to check out. I captured these shots on the bird bath in my front garden. The birdbath is right outside my studio window, but usually the birds fly away before I can get outside with my camera. This time I was in luck.