Friday, August 27, 2010

A dreamy image of tiny flowers... Summer, 2010

Plumbago larpentae blossoms
Another extension tube experiment... these are Plumbago larpentae blossoms... it is a lovely ground cover that, once established, may spread to areas where you'd rather not have it! BUT, the fairly shallow root system allows for easy removal. The tiny blossoms are about 20 mm in diameter and appear starting in mid to late July and continue their display well into late fall. (every year, I swear I'm going to note when it starts to bloom but time has a way of getting away from me rather easily)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bumblebee on Blanket Flower... Summer, 2010

bumblebee in blanket flower
I've been experimenting with extension tubes paired with my 105mm macro lens. The trick is to follow bugs and snap a shot without using a tripod... hand holding a heavy lens with the added extension tube(s) is quite tricky but every now and then I get lucky! Hope you enjoy viewing this image... I was sure happy to see it once I got it onto my computer.

Update on Spam jerk who keeps trying to post comments on my blog: Blogspot finally has it set up so we can flag jerks such as this one by clicking the "Mark as spam" link in the message received when comment moderation is turned on. And I've followed up on a few of the reports I made by trying to find the jerk and his account generally disappears in short order. So I'll keep clicking the "Mark as spam" links and MAYBE one day he's going to give up completely.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dawn's Early Light on a Field of Sunflowers, July 2010

early morning light on a field of sunflowers
Rising early in the morning has its benefits. This image is another one from a photography workshop given by Blue Ridge Workshops on July 11, 2010. If you are in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area and interested in a truly marvelous early morning workshop, this is given every year in July and well worth the money!