I got more mileage out of my Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S VR lens recently on a trip to Florida than I have had in a long time. This black-crowned night heron was hunting in 6-mile Cypress Slough, Fort Meyers, Florida. He put on an excellent show for several minutes. This particular shot is the first one […]
We are, um, enjoying record cold today. So let’s go back into the archives for a taste of summers past. It’s bitter out there, but it will pass.
Fall color captured on Nikon D90 with an AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8. For a higher res, see this image on flickr.
A blue filter preset in Aperture gives this West Virginia highway bridge a vintage look. For a higher res version, see flickr. I have corrected the lens barrel distortion in PT Lens. In this version I have also taken the liberty to flip the image horizontally for the sake of composition, leading the eye into […]
Deptford Pink, Dianthus armeria, lingering after summer has been gone a week. Note the mature anthers, say no more. Image taken with a Micro-nikkor 60mm AF macro lens–an excellent value for miserly photographers. For a higher resolution image, click the Flickr thumbnail or broken image link below. It started as a thumbnail, but flickr sucks at […]
Click to see this image at Flickr, larger, higher resolution versions that have not been butchered by WordPress’ el crappo compression algorithm. This is the view from the Allegheny Front hawk watch, looking northeast over Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Taken with a 720nm modified Nikon D70, with what turns out to be a very dirty sensor. […]
Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania. Taken with a Nikon 18-55mm AF-S VR on a 720nm modified D70. Post-processed with the channel swap technique. I’ve been here before to take pictures in infrared. Here’s an earlier version from a previous visit, which was taken with a 590nm filter on an IR sensitive camera.
Or, more specifically, the larva of the brown-hooded owlet moth, Cucullia convexipennis, on goldenrod Solidago sp. While the caterpillar is a stunner, the adult moth is rather a wall flower. The shed exoskeleton is immediately behind (above) the caterpillar. The caterpillar’s head is down. Taken on a Nikon D90 with a Micro-Nikkor 60mm AF lens. For a […]
This artesian well is at Jennings Environmental Education Center (a state park). The bold blue where the water is hitting the rocks is actually a bright rusty red in real color. This well has a high iron content. It is probably connected to an abandoned deep coal mine nearby. There is an abandoned-mine-drainage treatment system […]
This photograph is about light more than subject. The sunset on a summer evening lit these logs up in a wonderful warm light. This image is SOOC, straight out of camera, no post-processing, aside from the in-camera settings boosting the saturation.