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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

One photo a day challenge: Day 311. Accept the things we cannot control. Hopefully we all had an extra hour of sleep last night. That means that sunrise and sunset will be an hour earlier now. What that means for me is a chance to be up early and create some photography earlier in the morning. I am usually up pretty early. The late sunrise means I have to wait longer for… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 307. Today’s photo was supposed to be all about the flowers I had moved indoors. Then this tiny spider dropped down off one of the flowers. The spider started climbing all over. The spider stole the show. So here it is. Tiny spider on an indoor flower.

One photo a day challenge: Day 299. It is really fascinating how new interests develop. Slowly over time. Little by little. Give yourself a new challenge. Grow new interests. I never thought I would enjoy photographing, for lack of a better term, still life. Even more so, creating these photographs in a sterile, indoor, studio like set up. I always considered myself and outdoor nature photography in everything I did. But with… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 298. Today was a good day to work with my photography table gain. Instead of working with many items, today I selected one object to photogrpah. I chose this tiny little green pumpkin with orange spots. I shot a bunch of different angles and perspectives. Changing up my light a little bit from time to time. I didn’t try anything too extreme. The goal was to… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 292. I like the challenge of taking a relatively common item and photographing it so close up that is almost become completely abstract. Photograph an object in a way that it becomes almost unrecognizable as what it really is. I am trying to photograph items that might seem common or boring in a way that they become interesting once again. Trying to bring new life to… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 290. Today I went outside at night to photograph flowers. I took my Lume Cube panel mini lights out to illuminate the subjects. I decided to photograph just one plant. I chose the Strawflower. Still blooming strong even into the fall. I worked with the variety of flowers still in bloom on the plant. Trying to find different angles to view each blossom from. Photographing each… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 286. In photography things don’t always go to plan. Especially in photographing any type of wildlife. There is the simple fact that sometimes despite any planning your planned subject just doesn’t show up. But sometimes things work out. Today while outside mowing the lawn I saw a praying mantis. I stopped and photographed it with my Samsung S21 Ultra. The mantis did not seem to be… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 263. It is always interesting photographing plants. Unless they are in a small pot I can move around. I have to work with the plant how it has grown. These trumpet shaped flowers were protruding out towards the west. I liked being able to fit these two blossoms together in one photograph. Using a shallow depth of field and choosing the point of focus delivered an… Read More

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