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I mostly manage to miss out on opportunities to photograph caterpillars. They are not a subject I often think about intentionally planning to photograph. I even often manage to miss out on photographing the most predictable to find caterpillar, the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars are found in fairly specific time of year. This makes it easier to know when to look for them. The next question is where to look… Read More

I love going up to Cornell Botanic Gardens to do some macro photography. When I go there for macro photography my intended subject is flowers. It is always nice to find some other subjects in the mix as well. One of the nicest things about nature photography is you never know what will turn up. When you are looking to photograph flowers the last thing you really want to see is flowers… Read More

Late summer wildflowers are great photography subjects. A field with a mix of New England Asters and Goldenrod wildflowers. Watching for any subjects to approach the flowers. An American Bumble Bee lands on the New England Aster. Train the lens on the bee as it nestles down on the center of the flower to collect the flowers pollen. I am able to stand back and watch from a good distance for this… Read More

Flowers are great photography subjects for a variety of reasons. Obviously flowers themselves are beautiful subjects. But flowers also attract all sorts of other potential photography subjects. Sometimes you can just stand and watch one given flower and photograph multiple subjects as they pass by. I was able to stand pretty close to this flower and watch the subjects as they moved about. I liked being able to get this perspective looking… Read More

I will photograph just about anything. Even if I do not actually know what the subject of my photograph actually is. This happens to me a lot with insects. I know a fair amount and I have used field guides to learn about and identify insects. But there are so many different insects that it quickly become a daunting task. So I know that this is a tiny little green insect. I… Read More

Over the course of the last several days of my one photo a day challenge that I completed in 2021 I was waiting for a flower to bloom. I had moved my annuals from outside to inside hoping they would survive the winter. One plant in particular, a gerbera daisy, was doing quite well. It actually seemed to be thriving inside. The Gerbera daisy plant had actually developed a flower blossom. My… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 365. Well We did it. 1 photo a day for 365 days. That was quite an experience. I was hoping that this Gerbera Daisy would be in full bloom for the final photo of this project. And while it wasn’t quite in full bloom I was able to create some interesting photos. The petals had opened up farther than they were previously. I was able to… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 361. As fall and winter progressed her in upstate, New York I decided to move some of my potted perennial flowers indoor to try to preserve them for next spring. The hope was to at very least preserve the plants in a dormant state over the cold months. Then assuming they would still be alive, put them back outside in the spring for them to return… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 347. Today I thought I would check in on some of the indoor plants I have growing in the basement. I have a little container garden going trying to keep the plants alive until next spring. Today I wanted to focus on the succulents that I have growing down in the basement. I like the look of the multiple stalks with the bulbous protrusions of this… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 323. I love the variety of colors in this photo. Using some decorative corn cobs. Getting close up for a macro shot featuring just a small group of kernels. I focused on a section where the kernels were a little more irreguluar. Trying to find a spot that represented a wider variety of colors as well. Angling the lens to reduce the depth of field. Kernels… Read More

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