Just a bumble bee in a big yellow wildflower taken not far from my house. Taken just before sunset with the last of the golden hour light. I don’t know what to call these, but they are growing everywhere right now. I’m glad something is enjoying these >100F days we are having.
Happy Father’s Day (in the USA). The day started off cloudy and rainy which ruined my planned morning photography outing. But in the afternoon the sun came out, and being of bored mind I wandered around my backyard and decided that I would take close-up photos of some lantana flowers. I went and grabbed my… Read More Lantana Flower Close-Up
This spring in central Texas we have had a wildflower season that keeps giving. Everyday I drive home from work and see things that I want to shoot. Not far from my home in Leander, there is a large patch of wildflowers that keeps getting better. I went over to this spot Tuesday evening to… Read More Flowers and Wire
One rainy afternoon I saw a large caterpillar in one my small crepe myrtle bushes and ran to get my camera. I wanted to try to get a macro photo of the caterpillar as it was brightly colored. What I didn’t realize until later when I opened the photos up for editing, is that it… Read More Metamorphosis
I was walking through the tall grass and bushes around Inks Lake trying to find a good photo and carefully watching the ground for cottonmouth or copperhead snakes when I looked up and saw a big spider. I have seen these things around since I was a kid and they’re kind of big and creepy… Read More Spider
While at the alligator farm and petting zoo in Hot Springs, I also saw a cougar (also called a mountain lion or puma) in a cage. While this is a beautiful animal to see, it made me sad to see such an intelligent animal in a cage. I am sure an animal such as this… Read More Caged Cougar
I took the kids to an alligator farm and petting zoo. Being so close to the alligators, I decided to try some close-ups. To do this, I mounted my Sigma 70-200mm zoom to get as close to the action as possible. I wanted these pictures to look like they were taken in the wild. Inside… Read More Alligators