Over the holidays my son and I went kayaking. It is so much fun. I really need to do it more often. Saw three 6′ gators sunning on the banks and tons of painted turtles. Good times. Shot with IPhone6.
WOW I am so behind with my weekly photos. Anyway I was monitoring the Chryalis (week 40 post) in hopes of catching the butterfly emerging. I checked on it for 3 weeks. Went to do something else for 15 minutes and the butterfly emerged with out me 😦
So I ended getting a photo of this frog on the bark. Applied Topaz Adjust to make it tiny bit more interesting. Shot with IPhone 6.
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.
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.
Took a four mile hike while camping in Flagler Beach. Saw this little guy on the trail. He was very busy and really into his work, as you can tell by the pollen all over his face :).
My settings were ISO 200, f/8, 1/200 sec at 260mm (70 – 300mm). Applied Topaz Adjust 5’s Pop Photo filter.
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.
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).