Thursday, June 30, 2011

itty bitty baby

A teeny-weeny Black Locust (Tree) Baby


100mm, f/4.0, 1/400, 400 ISO [Day 90/366]


The cute widdle thing already has needle-sharp thorns (center).


100mm, f/4.0, 1/400, 400 ISO [Day 90/366]

Withered

This plant has changed quite a bit since I first noticed it a few months ago: It was a bright yellow-green, and now it is orange, brown, and dead. In both forms it is eye-catching from a distance, however.

[Mediterranean spurge, Euphorbia characias wulfenii]


100mm, f/7.1, 1/100, 800 ISO [Day 88/366]



100mm, f/6.3, 1/100, 400 ISO [Day 88/366]



100mm, f/6.3, 1/200, 400 ISO [Day 88/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/200, 400 ISO [Day 88/366]



100mm, f/3.5, 1/200, 160 ISO [Day 88/366]


A natural water-drop that caught my eye.


100mm, f/4.5, 1/160, 250 ISO [Day 88/366]


[The Before pics]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Letter F

Fearless Feline


100mm, f/3.2, 1/320, 250 ISO [Day 89/366]


Fraction of a Face


100mm, f/3.2, 1/500, 250 ISO [Day 89/366]


Fancy Furball


100mm, f/3.2, 1/320, 250 ISO [Day 89/366]


Freaky Feature


100mm, f/4.0, 1/200, 250 ISO [Day 89/366]


Fruity Food


100mm, f/3.5, 1/200, 500 ISO [Day 89/366]


Fuzzy Flier


100mm, f/9.0, 1/200, 1000 ISO [Day 89/366]

Monday, June 27, 2011

purple of today

Creeping Bellflower, Campanula rapunculoides


100mm, f/5.0, 1/250, 320 ISO [Day 87/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/250, 320 ISO [Day 87/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/320, 320 ISO [Day 87/366]


Purple needs Orange


100mm, f/2.8, 1/400, 200 ISO [Day 87/366]


I think only one of the bug's legs is in focus, oops.


100mm, f/2.8, 1/500, 200 ISO [Day 87/366]

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cattail Marsh

Some brown bird thing


300mm, f/4.0, 1/800, 100 ISO [Day 86/366]


Last year's cattail


300mm, f/4.0, 1/1000, 100 ISO [Day 86/366]


Red-wing Blackbird


300mm, f/4.0, 1/640, 100 ISO [Day 86/366]


This is the first time I've went after a bird in flight- not bad, but I'd like more practice.


300mm, f/4.0, 1/640, 100 ISO [Day 86/366]


Taunting me, refusing to fly again


300mm, f/4.0, 1/500, 100 ISO [Day 86/366]

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Green & Grassy



100mm, f/2.8, 1/250, 250 ISO [Day 84/366]



100mm, f/2.8, 1/250, 250 ISO [Day 84/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/100, 400 ISO [Day 85/366]



Friday, June 24, 2011

Rhymes with Orange

Mock Orange, Philadelphus coronarius


100mm, f/2.8, 1/800, 500 ISO [Day 83/366]


This plant is not related to the plant that bears Orange fruit; its name is dervied from the scent of the blossoms, which personally, I think smell more like rotten oranges.


100mm, f/2.8, 1/800, 500 ISO [Day 83/366]



100mm, f/2.8, 1/800, 500 ISO [Day 83/366]

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CupCake Jail



100mm, f/4.5, 1/160, 640 ISO [day 82/366]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Longest Day

I guess each successive day will now have a little less light for flower hunting.


100mm, f/7.1, 1/320, 320 ISO [Day 81/366]


The first lupine blooms of the season have progressed to seed pods already.


100mm, f/13, 1/100, 320 ISO [Day 81/366]



100mm, f/2.8, 1/500, 100 ISO [Day 81/366]


White Foxglove


100mm, f/4.5, 1/500, 100 ISO [Day 81/366]


The more common pink Foxglove, from the backside.


100mm, f/4.5, 1/500, 100 ISO [Day 81/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/320, 100 ISO [Day 81/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/320, 100 ISO [Day 81/366]

Monday, June 20, 2011

Laurels

I had no idea what this amazing plant was when I saw it today. Google fixed that for me tonight.
Minuet Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia


100mm, f/4.5, 1/160, 320 ISO [Day 80/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/100, 320 ISO [Day 80/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/250, 320 ISO [Day 80/366]


The "pull-back" shot, not my norm, obviously. It is easy to say it is not my style, and not even try...kind of like I did here. Something that needs work.


100mm, f/16, 1/125, 1000 ISO [Day 80/366]


A Bumble-Bug


100mm, f/4.5, 1/200, 250 ISO [Day 80/366]

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Under the Black Locust Tree

These trees look great and smell great. The bees have noticed as well.


100mm, f/4.0, 1/320, 640 ISO [Day 79/366]


The flowers are thick, and the low buzz of bees is constant.


100mm, f/14, 1/125, 1250 ISO [Day 79/366]



100mm, f/4.0, 1/320, 640 ISO [Day 79/366]


Now just the Flowers


100mm, f/4.0, 1/800, 640 ISO [Day 79/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 500 ISO [Day 79/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 800 ISO [Day 79/366]

Late Night Snack

If this tastes as good as it sounds, I am going to be very happy.


100mm, f/4.0, 1/100, 1600 ISO [Day 78/366]