Yesterday morning on the chance that a monarch would return to our backyard, I set up a tripod and camera a few feet from the cosmos flowers. I wanted the sharpest photo possible. I checked the area frequently without seeing a monarch. Finally around 4 p.m. a painted lady arrived. Click. I could go toContinue reading “Waiting with a Tripod”
The first fall flower to fade in our yard is the Japanese anemone. Here it is against our garage, done for 2020, the year of a pandemic, wildfires, floods and racial injustices. Spent!
This year the purple lantana in our backyard is thriving, attracting butterflies in large numbers during October. We also have white and yellow lantana, but those colors draw fewer butterflies than their purple counterpart. Honey bees, however, prefer the ivy which hangs over the lantana. Peace.
This photo of a painted lady butterfly looks posed like one of those studio shots with a wall-sized nature scene behind the subject. In this case the painted lady is on a flower by a window with curtains drawn. Next, please!
Two days ago with my camera on a tripod, I waited for the right lighting and, of course, a painted lady to visit a cosmos. Click!
A cosmos flower is opened wide for morning sunlight. I took this shot into the sun, hence, those round puffs of refracted light appear to be smoke coming from the cosmos…or something like that.
Three years ago, using a tripod in my backyard and a 300mm lens on a Nikon5100, I captured the bottom of a full moon. To this date I am amazed by the moon’s craters in this shot.
I took this hand-held shot of Carmel Bay shortly before sunset when clouds had obscured that red rubber ball. In brief, I captured the light. And that was enough.
I was standing outside yesterday noticing that parts of the house need to be painted. As is my style I quickly forgot this chore until I saw a shadow cast on the house from a pergola. That clearly is a ladder brought to me in shadow form. Now I remember!