Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ghost Planes

Sometimes when I'm looking up photographing raptors in flight, I will see- way off in the stratosphere- a plane flying overhead. They are flying so high that the photos usually look quite ethereal and "ghostly". Hence, the name. I always imagine these planes full of tourists on their way to warm-sand beach resorts in South America. 


 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Moths? Butterflies?

I'm honestly not sure which, but they're beautiful, anyway. (I've since been told by a lady who knows that they are the Gulf Fritillary. Thanks, Jrzy!)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hummers!


Click these photos to see hi-res versions, you won't regret it.




Impossibly. Tiny. Feet.




Mr. Blue Sky

On a rainy day like today, it's good to recall blue skies and puffy clouds.






Monday, October 19, 2009

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are one of my favorite- and most challenging- subjects to shoot. I never grow tired of their antics.











IQF- Houston Photos

Philippa Naylor


Noriko Shibata


Karen Rips


Jane LaFazio


Jamie Fingal


Helena Sheffer


Fenella Davies


Betty Amador


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Welcome!

I'll state right up front that I am not a professional photographer. In my opinion, a pro not only cares about photographic lighting, composition and quality, they also care about and know their equipment. I care a great deal about the first three things- not so much the last thing: I have a wonderful camera and the most I ask of it is that when I point and click, it takes pretty photos. Beyond that, I know little about it. I am a hobbyist and likely always will be.

But I do love capturing a moment with my camera, and in particular, the tiny moments in life, the ones you have to zoom in on to look at closely. This is what you will see in this journal. My art will still be contained at my other blog site. Approachable Art.

Nature is one of my favorite subjects. I spend a good deal of time outside, scanning the skies, the trees and the ground for interesting tidbits or animal activities. Here is some of what I've captured. Clicking on any photo will take you to a larger, hi-res version. Many of my photos are best viewed in this way.

Birds are an endless fascination to me. You'll see quite a few of them in this blog.

Turkey Vulture


Red-Tailed hawk


Male Cardinal


Drowsy Day


How's This Work?


Mine!

Insects captivate me as well, particularly dragonflies and butterflies.

Hang On For Dear Life


Not Easy Being Green


Tiny Treasure


Flowers and trees will be well represented here, too.

Hibiscus


Wind Dancer

And I photograph textures obsessively.






Until next time!