Internal workings of an Orchid

Macro Image of Orchid

Soft Focus fall and Spring Images

Normally I strive for sharp images in my landscape photography. Occasionally, an image lends itself  to other techniques. These images have a digital soft focus filter applied to them give a very unique and artistic affect. Sugar Hill N.H. fall tree’s are a tapestry of colors. Softer focus helps enhance the textures of the unique colors.Tulips in Washington state appear painted with soft focus.
This image from central N. H. captures the essence of the state in the fall.

Dog Portraits

I have always considered myself a nature photographer. About a year ago a good friend asked if I would take some images of her Labrador Retrievers. It  sounded like fun since I am an avid dog lover. Show was so pleased with the images she arranged about another dozen shoots. It was great fun. Here are a few of the characters I had the pleasure of playing with (without the help of my wife “Mary” none of these images would have been possible).

This is my Lab at nine weeks! Chester
Chocolate Labs-Hattie & Banks (proud owners of Laurie & Pogie)
Corgi-KelsieYellow Lab- Molly with Will & AshleeGerman Shepard -Heidi (owner of Jan & David)Golden Retreivers-Boz & LouieVery handsome Pug-Lucy (boy can she run)!
Schnauzer and nine week old chocolate Lab -Rebel & Chester (must confess, these are mine and my wife’s dogs)Schnauzer’sSpaniel
Standard Poodle-RemyTwo standard PoodlesYellow Lab-Manny

Poison Dart Frogs

I recently attended a “macro” workshop in St. Louis where various reptiles including Poison Dart Frogs (only poisonous in nature, not in captivity) were the featured subjects.
I am all Eye’s and legs!This pretty boy is a Veiled Chameleon. He remained in this positions for hours, making his portrait very easy.

This is one of the many Dart Frogs we photographed. Macro lenses were used with flash to bring out the brilliant colors on the frogs.

This Tree frog was one of everyone’s favorites. He seemed to enjoy the attention. The tree frog is slightly larger than the Dart Frogs which are only about 11/2-13/4 inches long.How about those eyes!