Week 41 – Robin


Agapostemon splendens

A male agapostemon splendens or “sweat bee”. They like human sweat apparently. I never knew that… Thank you Google. 🙂 They are flashy and pretty like they are dressed up for Mardi Gras!

Used a an Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode with the LED ring light attached.


Week 40 – Becky


Chryalis of Gulf Fritillary

While examining our gardenia I noticed this Chryalis.  Checked it out online and found it to belong to the Gulf Fritillary butterfly.  It was so cool to watch it move.  Maybe I will get lucky and catch it coming out.  Shot with the Olympus TG4 on microscope mode zoomed in.  Settings were f4.9,1/100sec/18mm/iso800.


Week 39 – Becky


Lying in wait

These spider’s web blended in well with the surroundings.  I did not realize there was a spider there until I positioned myself at a different angle.  I am in a black and white mood it seems.  This is the third black and white photo I have submitted.  I boost the contrast using curves in Photoshop, sharpened, converted B/W.  Shot with the Olympus TG4.  settings f4.9, 1/400sec, iso250, 18mm.


Week 39 – Robin

Been seeing this squirrel in one of my oak trees in the backyard. She has only a nub for tail and her mammaries are so full she has cleavage! LOL! I’ve been feeding her peanuts so she would get a bit closer. I love her pose and the way she is balanced on the branch.

Canon 6D and EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS. Used Topaz B&W Effects to convert from color.


Week 39 – Judy

Week 39

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me two Sandhill Cranes…well, not quite the birds in the song, but I love our two resident Sandhill Cranes. They were just relaxing in our front yard enjoying our beautiful Winter weather while I snapped a few photos of them.

My settings were ISO 100, f/8, 1/400 sec at 236mm (70 – 300mm). Applied some cropping and cloned out a couple of highlighted areas.