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 – 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.



Week 37 – Becky


Do you mind? I am eating lunch.

Did not realize at the time I shot the spider that it was eating a smaller insect.  Lucky me! Shot with m Nikon D300s and 105mm lens.  Converted it to black and white for something different.  My settings were f3.5, 1/200sec, iso400.


Week 37 – Judy


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The Big One That Didn’t Get Away

This poor Anhinga eyes were bigger than his stomach. He was attempting to swallow this fish, but he was having a very difficult time of it. Would get it part way down and then bring it back up, dip it in the water to make it more slippery, and try to swallow it again. We watched him for several minutes and then moved on. Don’t know if he ever got it all the way down.

Settings were ISO 100, f/8, 1/80 sec at 300mm (70-300mm).



Week 35 – Becky


Tennessee Sunset

Went to Tennessee to see the Fall colors.  Unfortunately, we did not see much in the way of fall colors, but we had a great time in the cabin, hiking and watching the sun set from our balcony.  Shot with Olympus TG4.  Settings were f/5, 1/400sec, ISO100, 10mm and set on sunset mode.  Boosted the contrast in Photoshop.