Monday, March 28, 2011

Surfs up in the Heavens

These are the same Image, the original and the edited version in photoshop.
This is a weekly theme (edited skies) in the longshot Photo contest
I really enjoy the digital darkroom!!
You can see the other efforts at this link...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

         Everyone should be required to take a picture during their life,
          It would make you see the world, rather than just looking at it.

Macro Ice Age

The all mighty Macro Ice Age of 2011 is in retreat!...
Notice the seed in the ice in image #2 that's this springs bloom!

"So get up on your feet and do the funky Alfonso!"
~ Father O'Blivion aka Frank Zappa

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Floral Designs in Macro pt.2

It will hit minus 18 tonight!...not very spring like but its coming you can feel it!
So some more macro flowers from last summer for now. This years are not that far away?

Mr Majestic Marigold

Devils Paint Brush...considered a weed?
Bearded Iris

Datura, or Trumpet Flower.

Northern Hibiscus

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stop..Listen...What was that ?

In very early spring I ventured down unbeaten paths searching for anything that I could aim my camera at!
 Waterfowl were abundant on the river, but something pulled me away from water to an old farm road. I have photographed White Tailed Deer in the past but always in the fall, as luck would have it I spotted movement in the woods as I drove past. I parked and walked back slowly, the Doe heard me and stopped...
From here the images tell a short but very interesting story...I guess if you were there it would be better!
Whats that noise!

It came from over there!
Ok! its just some goof with a camera!
Say Cheese!

Lophoodytes cucullatus

Spring is slowly returning to Muskoka, the river is open and an abundant number of Hooded Mergansers
are in full mating regalia .
I was able to capture these images over the last two days, one of which was rather overcast as you will see.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Mans best friend

The great pleasure of a dog is that you can make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
~ Samuel Butler 1912
Mutt & Jeff
The Usual Suspects
Bopper.. aka.. Bob
Pop & his new fool... Ben

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Equinox

In celebration of the first day of spring 2011
Nothing close to this in the northern hemisphere yet, but something to look forward to!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Horror....The Horror.

This is my entry to the Longshot Photography Club's contest with the theme "Like in the movies"
This is my interpretation of Colonel Kurtz aka Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.
"The Horror......The Horror"
here is a link to this contest

Friday, March 18, 2011

Avian Portraits

Pretty self explanatory...These are portraits of birds

Sandhill Crane


Wood Duck

House Sparrow


Curve Billed Thrasher


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Floral Designs in Macro

For many Macro photography is about capturing phenomena, items, and events that cannot easily be seen by the naked eye. A water droplet falling into a pool or bubble rising up in champagne
I like to think of it as finding detail in larger flowers.
Historically, the definition of macro was that the image had to be on a scale of 1:1
But that definition (with digital technology) has changed to be images of small areas of larger subject or of small subjects. Anything can be a macro subject but my favorites are insects and flowers.
I hope to show you some appealing images of both over the next while starting with the images below.
I'm also proud to say the flowers images below are all shot in my garden!

Common Pansy

Marigold Bolero

Hosta flower
California Poppy

Toad Lilly
Sunflower in a bird bath!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dead Wood

These Images are all in the theme of trees passed or dormant
I have found that trees minus leaves often are much more interesting
you get to see the skeleton, the real backbone of what the tree really is!
These images have all been done in monochrome with different effects
provided by photoshop

T-bone Images: Unconventional

T-bone Images: Unconventional

This Image actually won the weekly themed contest...I'm a proud photog!!
here is the contest link....

Flight by night

These images were all taken in the late evening as the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds prepared to get through another cool night.

As evening comes, on wings so glossy
A vibrant sound is heard,
With a blur as dark as coal,
Could this be the Hummingbird?

She swerved and dove
Across the moon so gleaming white
Towards the a sweet scent,  her intent?
 to survive another dark night.
~ JE Ted Gardner

These may peak your interest