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I love flowering trees. Over the years we have tried to plant a variety of flowering trees around our house. We have had varying degrees of success in this endeavor. I do not have the greenest of thumbs. And I probably do not pick the best trees and or plant them in the best part of the yard, or prepare them and care for them the way they should be before and… Read More

I really wanted to create a blog post to highlight some subjects that many people might night even think about. I feel like I can do that through my photography pretty well. However, the writing part of the blog post experience is more of a struggle. I don’t have any particular knowledge or perspective to share on the subject for this post. Stones. We see rocks and stones laying on the ground… Read More

As my interests in photography expanded one thing I became more interested in was photographing small things up close, or macro photography. One of the first types of subjects this encompassed was flowers. But, the more I looked closely at flowers the more I began to notice the insects that pollinate them. Often the pollinators are insects with wings that come and go. The insects I see most often pollinating flowers are… Read More

When we first moved into the home where we live now one of the coolest things was the tiny little pond on our property. One of the things I enjoyed the most about that little pond was that Water Lilly flowers grew there. This was one of the first times I ever photographed a Water Lilly. The photo featured here is from way back in 2007. I don’t get to photograph them… Read More

I love going out exploring and finding just a little something unexpected. When we think of flowers we often think of beautiful flower gardens. Wildflowers growing in an open field. Other wildflowers growing along the forest floor often along a path or trail. But nature is full of surprises. Plants and flowers are hardier than we expect. This Trillium flower is growing out from between the roots of a large tree that… Read More

I haven’t spent a ton of time photographing Mushrooms and other Fungi. I want to work with them as subjects more. They are very interesting to me as a part of nature and as photography subjects. The work I have done with them so far has turned out well enough. I am not sure that I am particularly satisfied with how I have been incorporating them into the style of photography I… Read More

I love Milkweed. They are critical components in our environment to support wildlife. One thing I like about Milkweed is that I feel like I can create images of those flowers that are different than the way most people see them, Milkweed flowers grow atop tall stalks. The flowers themselves grow in large clusters of smaller individual blossoms. I don’t know if many people stop to take a close up look at… Read More

I have enjoyed photographing Columbine flowers a variety of times over the years. The Columbine blossoms can be very interesting to photograph close up. The blossom of a Columbine protrudes from the center in multiple directions. This creates an opportunity to be really selective in ones focus. Getting in close and focusing with a shallow depth of field on one specific part of the flower creates a small slice of focus. Then… Read More

Tiny little flowers. They can be so interesting. These Bluets sometimes seem to just pop up through the ground at random. There are some areas where they push up through the ground one flower her and one flower there. Scattered in a field. Other times the Bluets appear in the landscape in little clusters as featured in this photograph. Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/500… Read More

Over the years, one of the many unexpected joys I have found has been in photographing flowers. I really enjoy creating a close up images as I can. And lately I have really become fascinated with capturing images of flowers when they still have raindrops after a storm on them or are covered in the morning dew. I really like the reflections in the water. And I also think that the water… Read More

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