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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 283. When you feed birds seed at a bird feeder occasionally a bird or other critter will take a seed and drop it along the way. That seed may end up in an unknown and unexpected location. The seed may sprout and grow. The seed may become a fully grown flower. This year a seed took root in one of our plante4rs on our back porch… 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

One photo a day challenge: Day 222. In my previous post I mentioned I picked up some new flowers to use as photogrpahy subjects. So over the next few days I will try to focus on one of those new flowers as the days subject. I was drawn to this plant because of its vine like branching structure and the clusters of small pink flowers at the ends of the branching stems.

One photo a day challenge: Day 214. Outside looking for photography subjects. Walking gingerly because my feet hurt. Moving slowly. Walking gingerly and moving slowly can also help find good photography subjects. It I was able to get around easily and simply walk briskly by these tiny flowers I probably would have missed this tiny Yellowjacket slowly crawling along the tiny white flowers near the ground.

One photo a day challenge: Day 209. I went outside today planning to photograph some of the flowers in our garden. After I did that for a minute I decided to check out our milkweed plants. I started photographing the seed pods that are developing. Then I noticed out first Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar of the year. As I kept looking for more Monarch caterpillars I noticed a beetle. Then I noticed a… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 202. Tonight I went outside tonight to photograph some flowers in the low light. I had an idea of what flowers I wanted to photograph. There were a few I hadn’t photographed at night much if at all. The goal was to focus on those ones. Other than that I wasn’t really sure how I was going to proceed. Look through the lens and let the… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 200. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be able to photograph subjects we weren’t expecting. It is a great feeling to have the opportunity to be able to create beautiful images of subjects we weren’t even looking for. I am not often presented with the opportunity to photograph snakes. But it is always nice when such opportunities turn out so nicely.

One photo a day challenge: Day 182. I finally got around to planting some flowers we had picked up. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with them. So for now they are each in randomly selected pots. As you can probably tell by now if you have been on this blog before, I enjoy photographing flowers. There was one flower from this newest batch that I particularly wanted… Read More

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