Week 27 – Judy



Production Line

I posted a similar photo last year, but this is the first time I witnessed how an Apple Snail “hatches” her eggs. It was very interesting to watch her push out her eggs in what looked like a regular little production line. The eggs are such a pretty color!

Taken with my Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode.



Week 26 – Judy


Week 26


Our Camera Club’s monthly field trip was to a local bowling alley. We had a lot of fun! It’s a very colorful bowling alley. This was a strike that one of the Camera Club members achieved!

My settings were ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, at 252mm (70-300mm). Cropped a little and applied Topaz Adjust’s Photo Pop filter.



Week 25 – Judy

Week 25A

Gone With Mariah

These are Desert Rose seeds, just coming out of their seed pod, to be soon picked up by the wind in their effort to propagate new plants elsewhere. Another one of Nature’s amazing design achievements!

My settings were ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/360 sec at 59mm (18-135mm). My husband is holding a black foam board behind it. It was actually fairly breezy and we were afraid they would fly off at any time, but they remained long enough to get a few shots in.


Week 22 – Judy

Week 22


I’m breaking the rules this week, as this photo was not taken this past week. But, I tragically lost one of my best friends and my brother, Danny, on July 11th. This is him wearing his “I wish I had hair hat” that I gave him for his birthday several years ago. I will miss him dearly.


Week 21 – Judy


Week 21


I didn’t think we were going to have any baby Sandhill Cranes in our neighborhood this year, as we usually begin to see them earlier in the year. But, lo and behold this little one showed up the other day with Mom and Dad. This is the first time in several years there has only been one, usually they have two, so I decided to call this one, Uno. I hope this one makes it to adulthood.

My settings were ISO 400, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec at 236mm (70-300mm).