Water Flower

There’s an earlier post on this site of a similar flower, with the petals open (taken from about two feet away from this one)… the inside of these looks weird, so I think I like this version better as a “flower photo”… more traditionally flower looking. In particular, I like the sharpness of the petals, […]

Fuzzy Devil

Of all the critters at Kensington Metropark that get the boldest about getting handouts (with the exception of the sandhill cranes) these little fuzzy devils are the boldest. They’ll follow you around and complain if you ignore them. For this photo, I’d put a small handful of birdseed on a small wooden post, and was […]

Pecker

I’m pretty sure this is a “common grackle”, at least according to Google images. I didn’t quite have the depth of field on this I’d have liked, but his eye is so intense to me for some reason… he’s tiny, but in the eye you can still see the dinosaur he was millions of years […]

Night Bloom

I’ve read a few times in various articles that you should always “shoot the light” rather than the subject. I think it’s probably better to find a happy medium, but there’s a lot of truth to the advice. During the day, this flower never impressed me. (It’s at the entrance to my building complex.) But […]

Fuzzy Trio

This one sat unedited for a while because I wasn’t happy about the brown leaves and weeds in the background, and the depth of field wasn’t what I’d been trying for when I took the shot. But, how can you resist these fluffy little cuties?  One good reason to have a telephoto lens… momma goose […]

Tucked In

I didn’t get up to Kensington Metropark in Michigan as often as I’d have liked this last summer, but did pull a few more edits from my older folders… the sandhill cranes there are probably way too comfortable with people. I’m always cautious when they’re looking for handouts, those face swords are like a foot […]