Category Archives: Closeup Photography

10.15.2021 Frog Friday

Frog season has definitely wound down here but some are still hopping about. This little guy was digging the sun in our lawn (another reason to not use herbicides) while I was mowing one afternoon.  Fortunately he stuck around long … Continue reading

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10.10.2021 Silent Sunday-Gentian Finale

Greater Fringed Gentian-Gentianopsis crinita

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10.09.2021 Silken Mobile

We allow quite a number of milkweed plants to line our driveway with other plants as well. I’ve been looking at this one pod waiting for the right time to make an image of the seeds hanging and yesterday noticed … Continue reading

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10.08.2021 Frog Friday

Although it’s getting late, frogs are still up and about on Poor Farm Swamp lily-pads. I was pleasantly surprised to see a fair number as I walked the rail trail this past Sunday morning and found this handsome rake shortly … Continue reading

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10.01.2021 Frog Friday

Ordinarily most of us prefer a head on shot and a look into the eyes of our subject…assuming it is a subject with eyes. It is good to see other views and I liked this look at the back of … Continue reading

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09.24.2021 Frog Friday

In grass and other plants up to my knees I was lucky to see him much less get a clear shot. But frogs are getting scarcer in the morning as the season winds down and the overnights are cooler so … Continue reading

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09.202.2021 Macro Monday-Seasonal Decay

Sounds negative, doesn’t it?  Life has its stages and for plants it is all part of life.  Leaves dying, falling, and decaying into their basic elements feeds a number of organisms, including their own plant’s roots and ultimately back into … Continue reading

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09.18.2021 An Unexpected Reward

Last night Mary Beth was going to take Bentley out for his before bed business but I offered to do it.  As a reward I spotted a shape on the screen to our back window.  One never knows what will … Continue reading

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09.17.2021 A nice surprise at my window.

Usually right before bed I put on the outdoor lights and see what they attract for photography.  When I looked around the corner I thought I had an interesting moth on the window screen but when I got a closer … Continue reading

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09.16.2021 Something found in the dark

Often just before bed I go out with my 40D, 100mm macro, and twin flash to see what might be found. Also a flashlight because the camera will not focus on a subject in the dark. Makes it easier to … Continue reading

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