In a year of many negatives mostly related to Covd-19, there was one photo I took that picked me up. A monarch butterfly came to our backyard on October 14, 2021 when I thought the season was over–last year I saw none. Instead, the counts of this long-distance traveler (adults live about two weeks withContinue reading “My Favorite Photo for 2021”
Forget what species of butterfly is in the frame, sometimes the lighting and exposure turns the shot into an oil painting…of sorts.
This crow, perched in an oak tree over our driveway, certainly has the Halloween look.
(Last Sunday: Skyler Brazil, hired by Elisa, secretly takes photos of her and Chartan in the grips of passion.) Elisa was asleep, naked, with her head on Chartan’s chest. He wanted to cover her with a sheet but didn’t want to move and wake her. They had not spoken to each other since they fellContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: The Set Up”
I took this shot of a gulf fritillary with Ivan on leash. He’s very good about giving me two seconds to click the shutter. Surprised by the outcome.
A California Valley quail blends nicely with a mailbox. The mail is usually delivered in the early afternoon while the quail delivers its squawking alarms in the early morning.
Yesterday was the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. I watched pelicans flying toward the sun as it slowly dropped below the horizon. Peaceful.
Yesterday, I put my camera on a tripod, but forgot to tighten the arm that raises or lowers the camera. When I pushed the shutter button, the camera moved slightly, producing the blurred action photo of…flying lemons. I’ll take it. Actually, I’ve taken a photo course where we were shown the technique of intentionally movingContinue reading “Flying Lemons…”
2020 has been a tough year–we don’t need any tricks on Halloween. Put up this ghost in the backyard, but took it down. Didn’t seem right.