Pelican, Carolina Beach

30 05 2012

Pelican against a backdrop of storm clouds at Carolina Beach

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Guest Photographer: Michael Powell

25 05 2012

My friend and neighbor, Michael, has really taken to photography this year and I’ve been working with him “in the field” to teach him macro and garden photography as well as composition. I had him shooting completely manual and with a tripod during his very first session (that’s it—throw Grasshopper into the fire from the start!). It’s been great to have him accompany me to Green Spring Gardens and Meadowlark when our schedules permit. I sometimes catch him in my front yard garden photographing things in bloom (making me feel somewhat guilty that I’m not out doing the same). I’ll be sharing some of his work from time to time. Who knows? Maybe I can convince him to start a photo blog of his very own!

Earlier this week, he shot this wonderful photo of green-eyes-glowing Foxy, my neighbor Eric’s persnickety cat, hiding in the canopy of fig leaves in my backyard garden. Foxy loves sitting on the fence and even burrowing under the flowers in the front yard. She won’t let anyone pet her (save for Eric, of course), and if you get too close to photograph her, she lets you know her displeasure. I think she should be a little bit more hospitable, considering I’ve created this little oasis for her to lounge, don’t you? (Note to Barbara—Foxy most certainly did not inherit the hospitality gene!)

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In the studio: Hannah’s senior portrait

18 05 2012

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Love-in-a-mist

16 05 2012

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Fairy Wings

16 05 2012

Fairy Wings or Orion Epimedium (Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Orion’), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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(Spoonin’) Siberian iris and Foxglove

16 05 2012

Siberian iris (Iris siberica) and Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Siberian iris

15 05 2012

Siberian iris (Iris siberica)

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