Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Western Tanager (Piranga Iudoviciana)...Yup I Like Birds.

This little guy greeted up each day on our camping trip to Golden Ears Provincial Park this last couple days. It was a nice time away with good weather, good family time and peace and quiet. Even our two teenaged boys seemed to enjoy it.

He was very photogenic...

Once he was done posing for the camera, he took to nibbling the little bits of cheese and seeds we threw out for him. His mate was waiting in the trees....along with the other chickadees and bluejays.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ahh Perfection....

Perfection....?Trying to focus wayyyyy inside the swirl of petals. 

Perfection....? There's really no need to modify any of these photos...Flowers seem to have been created perfectly. To survive, reproduce, grow. If our life was this simple....hmmmmm

Soft pink perfection

It's as if each flower was perfectly placed on this beauty! If this wasn't built to attract, I'm not sure what is.

Little spider webs on this scritchy scratchy looking show of buds. They come out lavendar purple. It's ... perfect.

Yup..can't change perfection!

I've heard that bamboo can be pretty destructive with it's roots strangling other roots. I'm pretty sure that the same doesn't go for their beauty above ground. Strong and perfect!

So..this photo is not so perfect. I decided to go against the 'rules' here. Normally the table and chair would be on the right side...so the eye was drawn to it....This is not meant to strain your eyes...Just meant to show imprefection can be pretty too.

Simply perfect.

Another not so perfect shot...but I was playing with long exposure. I haven't done this before. Was fun to try.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Am I Buggin' You? Don't Mean To Bug You.

I nearly sat on these little guys. This was a cluster of spiders that have obviously just hatched from their egg sack. It's pretty cool when you blow on them, they shake and fan out, then quickly grasp onto each other again. Creepy....but cool.

I have a bigtime fear of bees. It seems when I am photographing them, I am not as scared. Perhaps having the camera and lens between us, I am safer. A good thought!

Teeny dragon fly. I liked his bright blue parts!

I venture to say this is a yellow fly....he's got some cool hairs on his back...He was very tiny but quite intimidating with his stance....or at least he tried to be.