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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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


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. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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.


Week 16 – Robin

Another ugly bug for your enjoyment! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wasn’t able to ID it. It looks a little like a rhinoceros beetle, but it was only 1/2 inch long. He was sitting on a piece of screen and you can see his legs poking through it.

Used the Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode. Settings were automatic. 1/320s, f/4.9, ISO 800. Desaturated part of the photo to give it a more uniform look.


Week 15 – Robin


Yellow Marshmallow Family

These apparently are very common to potted plants. Leucocoprinus birnbaumii.
They were growing in a potted fig tree. I liked the shape, like a marshmallow, and vivid yellow color. They only lasted for one day and then turned an ugly brown and dried up.

Use the Olympus TG-4 on Microscope mode. Settings were automatic but were 1/400s, f/3.2, ISO 100.


Week 14 – Robin



I was out looking for critters to photograph and saw my dog, Gracie, and my cat, Stormy, having a moment. I like the sweetness of it. They do all seem to love each other.

Got down to their level. Used the Olympus TG-4. Settings were 1/125 sec; f/2.8; ISO 100. Used a touch of NIK HDR to help with the shadow areas and a tiny, touch of Topaz Impression 2, Liquid Lines III.