Week 18 – Becky

Leaf Beetle

Another backyard find.  From what I can tell after searching the internet this looks like a leaf beetle.

Cropped and sharpened.  Shot with Olympus TG4.  Settings f4.9, 1/320sec, iso800, 18mm, microscope mode.

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Week 18 – Robin

NewbornFrogWe have a small container of duckweed that we use to feed the fish. Recently tiny baby frogs started showing up and I couldn’t resist taking some shots. He’s less than an inch long and wears the duckweed on his little head. 🙂

Used Canon 6D and 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/100s, f/7.1,ISO 400.

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Week 18 – Judy

 

Week 18

Duck at Dusk

Saw this duck land on the bank of our neighbor’s pond and took this photo from our yard. It was taken right after a thunder storm with some light just beginning to come thru the clouds.

Applied some cropping and Topaz Adjust 5’s Spicify filter. The filter added all the different colors to the reflections in the water. My settings were ISO 1600, f/11, 1/400 sec. at 277mm (70-300mm).

 

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Week 17 – Becky

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Stare Down

I believe this little guy is called a Click beetle.  He doesn’t look happy having a camera shoved in his face.  Oh well, I needed my weekly photo 🙂

Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.  Settings were f4.4, 1/320sec, iso125 and 14mm.

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Week 17 – Robin

Pantropical Jumper

Pantropical Jumper (Plexippus paykulli)

My husband and I went out this afternoon to take some photos, but it started raining right after we started. 😦 I snapped a few of this jumping spider on my car. A pantropical jumper spider. I have seen a few of these around lately in other places. They are cool looking and move quickly.

Used a Canon 6D and a 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS lens. Settings were 1/640 sec; f/5.6; ISO 100.

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Week 17 – Judy

 

Week 16

Two Blacks in Black and White

Was trimming some palm trees and ran across these two Black Snakes all curled up into each other in the top branches. It was interesting to watch them gracefully untangle. One of the good type of snakes to have in your yard.

My settings were ISO 1000, f/6.3, 1/400 sec. at 260mm (70mm – 300mm). I converted it to B/W and applied a low strength of Topaz Adjust 5’s Photo Pop filter.

 

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Week 16 – Becky

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Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Fly away home

Wow I always thought lady bugs had spots or not spots.  Never seen one with stripes until now.  Searched on the internet and saw they can have other markings.  How very cool!  Shot with Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode.  Cropped, boost contrast and sharpened. Settings were f4.9,iso640,1/400sec.

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