Tuesday, July 23, 2013

the birdfeeder

I sat outside by this birdfeeder for a spell waiting for the hummingbirds to grace me with their presence in the nearby flowers. Turns out, it was not such a great plan, but it was fun to watch the other birds.

200mm, f/3.5, 1/320, 2000 ISO

200mm, f/3.5, 1/320, 2000 ISO

200mm, f/3.5, 1/320, 2000 ISO

I was surprised the first time this guy walked up to the birdfeeder. I did have my camera handy though.

100mm, f/3.2, 1/250, 1250 ISO

100mm, f/3.5, 1/160, 3200 ISO

155mm, f/3.2, 1/400, 3200 ISO

70mm, f/3.2, 1/400, 3200 ISO

I did see the hummingbirds a few times, although they tended to stick around much better when my camera was not in hand.

200mm, f/4.0, 1/2500, 320 ISO

200mm, f/4.0, 1/2500, 320 ISO

200mm, f/4.0, 1/2500, 320 ISO

black and white trees

31mm, f/11, 1/125, 800 ISO

31mm, f/11, 1/125, 800 ISO

Monday, July 22, 2013


After the hummingbird left..

200mm, f/2.8, 1/800, 2000 ISO

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wine and Lavender

The Vines

16mm, f/13, 1/250, 320 ISO

The Lavender Labyrinth

16mm, f/10, 1/250, 800 ISO

35mm, f/11, 1/320, 800 ISO

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

up above

17mm, f/9.0, 1/125, 8000 ISO

35mm, f/9.0, 1/125, 8000 ISO

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Someone asked to see my Redwood pictures from a few years back, and I realized that they weren't on this blog to share easily, so I decided to fix that. I want to go back and take better pictures one day...with a wide angle lens and without a 2 year-old. The trees were pretty amazing, and I don't think my photos adequately reflect their grandeur.

32mm, f/4.0, 1/160, 1250 ISO

50mm, f/2.8, 1/100, 2000 ISO

Redwood Roots

24mm, f/2.8, 1/100, 3200 ISO

Somehow we convinced the uncooperative 2 year-old to walk into the tree.

24mm, f/2.8, 1/100, 2500 ISO

48mm, f/3.2, 1/125, 1600 ISO

25mm, f/2.8, 1/125, 1600 ISO

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hunting, with the Cat

I think this is the first time I've really taken butterfly pictures; it is something I've been meaning to do, the problem so far has been finding the butterflies at an opportune time.

300mm, f/9.0, 1/1600, 500 ISO

I think this is a House Finch.

300mm, f/9.0, 1/1000, 500 ISO

The Cat was pretty excited to have someone hunting the same creatures as it was. I guess it thought I was going to be helpful?

300mm, f/4.0, 1/640, 500 ISO

300mm, f/9.0, 1/800, 500 ISO

300mm, f/9.0, 1/800, 500 ISO

Monday, July 1, 2013

Orange Flower that is everywhere

I had my 50mm lens on already, so I used it on a flower, and was immediately disappointed. This was taken at the minimum focal distance for that lens.

50mm, f/3.5, 1/1250, 400 ISO

Macro lens, as close as it can get, with essentially the same settings (although I don't love the composition on this one).

100mm, f/3.5, 1/400, 400 ISO

100mm, f/5.6, 1/500, 800 ISO

100mm, f/5.0, 1/1000, 800 ISO