5 08 2017

Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management area, shot in macro mode with Camera+ app on iPhone 6s (diffused sunlight with a tri-grip diffuser)

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WEB Sunflower 1


21 07 2013

My friend Michael and I think this might be a tiny Handsome Meadow Katydid nymph (Orchelimum pulchellum) because of the blue tint to the eyes. I photographed it at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area this morning.

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Field of sunflowers

12 07 2011

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Good Day Sunshine!

11 07 2010

I rolled out of bed at 6:30 a.m. this morning (the things I do for you people!) to get ready to go pick up Jeff, my friend and fellow photog, then drive up to the McKee-Beshers sunflower field on River Road in Maryland. The weather was perfect and the sky was cornflower blue—a perfect backdrop to the cheery sunflowers! We didn’t really need to bring the big ladder—this year’s crop was substantially shorter than last year, so you could see over the field pretty easy without needing more elevation. We both got overhead shots on the ladder, so I’m glad we brought it anyway. There was a throng of other photographers already there, standing on step stools and squatting in the fields. I counted at least 20 just as we entered the area.

Although I wasn’t able to capture any images of them, the fields were full of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Monarch butterflies and goldfinches (would love to have gotten a shot of a yellow goldfinch on a yellow sunflower against that blue, blue sky! Sigh…

Still, I was a little trigger happy—after culling out the out-of-focus and bad exposure shots, I have 265 images to peruse (and these were all shot in just about an hour)…so stay tuned for more! You can see images from my first visit to McKee-Beshers in my July 22, 2008 posting here.

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Check out my gallery!

1 05 2009

I’ve been working on putting the “cream of the crop” of my garden and landscape photos into one easy-to-navigate gallery. Eventually I’ll have the gallery set up to sell prints as well as stock photos, but in the interim, this is just a way to wrangle all of my web-viewing-only images into one gallery. I’ll be adding more images in the future. Currently there are 380 images in the Botanical Gallery. That should keep you plenty busy! If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll recognize many of the photos.

Once you click on the first link below, you can click “view all” at the bottom and see everything on one page, scrolling down as you go. If you click on an individual photo, it will enlarge and thumbnails for other images will show up on the side (as shown in the collage below). You can click on any of those to enlarge, or you can just launch the slide show in the second link below. I hope you enjoy the show!



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