Monthly Archives June 2013

Photo of the day

June 30, 2013 Photography

Just wanted to pop in and post a photo today…one from the archives of a young fawn running after momma in Clewiston, Florida

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Landscapes and Caracara

June 29, 2013 PhotographyWildlife Photography  No comments

I haven’t been posting much lately so I wanted to remedy that!  This post is some random photos I’ve take over the last few weeks that I’ve shared on flickr, facebook and 500px but not here.

Where I live here in southwest Florida, the Crested Caracara are plentiful.  They can be seen flying up and down the roads looking for roadkill to eat, perched on fence posts, and right on the side of the road.

I ran across this Caracara party the other day as I was driving to go shoot somewhere.  I thought about passing them up but then decided to turn around, pull the Jeep off the road and photograph them.

Most people who are interested in these birds know how to tell the juveniles from the adults...

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Super Moon

June 28, 2013 Photography  No comments

This has been one tough week.  First our washer died (and our dryer was having issues) so we had to get those fixed.  Then, the big box truck my husband uses for delivering furniture to designers and doing moves needed repairs and that took quite a chunk of change.  The icing on the cake was when our a/c unit at the house stop blowing cold!  After a couple of different companies looked at it, and we spoke to some friends who also did a/c work, we decided to replace the WHOLE unit.  If you’ve ever had to buy a new a/c unit for a 3/2 house, you know how hard it is to let that money go!  So, while the house was hot with no a/c, we took the dog and went to stay at my parents’ house while we waited for the a/c company to get in the new unit.  That day was the day of the super moon...

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Fizzy Fruit Macro

June 9, 2013 PhotographyTutorials  One comment

I’m always looking around online to find new photo projects to do that are out of my comfort zone, or something I wouldn’t normally think of to do.  I found some tutorials online about photographing fruit in seltzer water and figured I’d give it a shot.

I used the Canon 7D, the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro and my 430ex flash.

I put the fruit into a glass…I really needed a square vase, that would have given me a little more room to work with but I didn’t have one and didn’t feel like driving 20 miles to Dollar General in town to pick one up ;-)

Here’s a few iphone photos of the set up:

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The green recycling bin actually made a great ‘backdrop’ for some of my images, although I did use that red book as well for a few shots.

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Because a toothpick through the fruit slice just wasn’t long enough to cover ...

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