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
I decided to go out to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in the Doeskin Ranch area on a nice evening to hike and check out the wildflowers. I figured that the trails in the high meadows would be very nice just before sunset. As usual there were few people there – only two other cars… Read More Wildflower Hike at Balcones Canyonlands
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
I had an idea for shooting some photos at a scenic place along the road in Leander. It had been a cloudy day, but the sun was finally getting through the clouds in the late afternoon, so I headed to the place. As I was going, dark gray storm clouds were quickly moving in and I… Read More Stormy Roadside
After a few days of rain and storms, I got out this morning to try to shoot all the yellow wildflowers in my town. I tried to remove most of the signs of being in town, but couldn’t shoot around everything. These were all shot with a 24-120mm, f/4 lens with a polarizer. Leander is… Read More Yellow
Today I have just a few butterfly close-ups. When I went down to shoot wildflowers, I noticed a lot of butterflies and went back with a longer lens. I then tried to get close enough to the butterflies to take some pictures. But the butterflies are easily spooked. My main problem was keeping my shadow… Read More Butterfly Close-ups