Whether we know it or not this year, spring is here. The weather for Saturday, was fantastic and I stayed outside most of the day enjoying the lack of ceiling and computer. In the evening, I went out to Balcones Canyonlands NWR in the evening to see if the wildflowers were out. It seemed like… Read More Spring is Here
The spring bluebonnets are beginning to come out in force. I haven’t toured the countryside yet, but around town I see them cropping up here and there. There is an empty commercial lot near a main boulevard that I pass from time to time and have seen the bluebonnets blooming. So, I went there on… Read More Spring Bluebonnets
Sunday morning I packed my camera with a 150mm macro lens in my backpack and went out for a bicycle ride. I knew where some wildflowers would be with maybe some butterflies and bees and I needed some exercise so I biked to them. I was expecting a lot of yellow flowers, but when I… Read More Close Ups of a Purple Flower
I have had my eye on a certain macro-lens for a while. I occasionally like to shoot close-ups and have been using extension tubes, but extension tubes are kind of a pain to use. They reduce image quality and available light and you often need to fiddle around with exactly which tube length you need.… Read More The Butterfly and the Dragonfly
It’s summer time and it hasn’t been much fun to get out and shoot around here as the temperature climbs to over 100F almost every day in August. But, Saturday morning I made myself get out and I decided to try to shoot some close-ups of some bright yellow flowers and bees along the road… Read More Macro Flowers and Bugs
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.
Thursday evening it was hot and humid and I needed a hike. So, I went to one of my favorite places again. I got to the parking lot and as usual it was empty, so it would just be me and a few million bugs in the refuge. As soon as I got out of… Read More Golden Hour Hike