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Poinsettia Nymph


Nikon D800, Tokina 100mm, f/8, 1/8 sec.  Lighting here is simply a flashlight (hand-held) in a dark room.

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Ground Hog Day



Nikon D800, Tamron 100mm, f/14, 1/8 sec, ISO-200. Picked up some flowers at the store back on Feb 2nd – thought the contrast of the warm and cool color tones made this photo a good one for Ground Hog day. This is the day, in the US, where a ground hog comes out of his whole and looks around. Legend has it that whether or not he sees his shadow will determine whether or not there is an early spring.

Super simple set up for this shot: vase of flowers in dark room with dark background, camera on tripod, and two flashlights – one incandescent (warm tones) and one LED (cool tones).


Mums #2


Mums #2

Nikon D800, Tokina 100mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec, ISO 200.


Mums #1


Mums #1

Nikon D800, Tokina 100mm, f/3.2, 1/3200 sec, ISO 200.


Wildflower and visitor


Wildflower and visitor

From the butterfly garden at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The little guy on this flower is almost perfectly colored for camouflage!  Nikon D800, Tokina 100mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO 200.


He who hunts for flowers will find flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds


wildflower at gallup park

Title of post is a quote from Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887).    Photo made at the butterfly garden at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Nikon D800, Tokina 100mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 200.