Week 41 – Robin

New Queen..?

I was looking for more macro subjects and I saw this group of ants on a tree. It looks like it could be a new ant queen because of the wings and size of the large ant. The other ants were attending to her and doing this weird butt-in-the-air stance. ūüėÄ

Used the Olympus TG4 again on Microscope mode with the macro ring.
Settings were f/4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1000.


Week 41 – Judy

Rust Row

I’m dog sitting again for my friend. This is a line up of neglected, rusting tools out in her barn. She used to have several horses, but they have been gone for years, so I guess these tools don’t get used like they used to.

I added the sepia color and the grunge frame using Photo Forge and Snapseed on my iPad.

Week 41 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photography
Andrew’s Bald

It was 32 degrees when we hiked the trail to Andrews Bald this past weekend. This trail is located at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  My family just loves hiking. This trail is considered moderate 3.5 mile round trip hike but was made difficult due to ice.  You had to be real careful.  This is a must do hike if you are ever in the area.  Used my Olympus TG4 on landscape. Settings f2, 1/30sec, iso160, 4mm

Week 40 – Robin

The Thinker

I wonder what frogs think about all day? I found this frog around the house and got in one shot before he hid from me. No where near as cute as Judy’s frog in the flower shot. ūüėČ

Used the Olympus TG4 on microscope mode. Seems a popular choice for the NWG’s lately. ūüôā

Used Topaz B&W and Topaz Texture Effects to give it a sepia/artistic look.

Week 40 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photography
Sshhh I don’t think he knows I am here.

That is the first thing that popped in my mind when I saw these two flies on both sides of the leaf.  Shot with the Olympus TG4 microscope mode. Settings were f4.9, iso800, 1/160sec, 18mm

Week 40 – Judy


You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

It had just rained and I was hoping to get some raindrop photos when I came across this little guy hiding inside one of my Desert Rose flowers. I just love the red eyes. He’s about the size of a pencil eraser.

Taken on microscope mode with my Olympus TG4. Cropped and saturated the colors a bit.


Week 39 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photography
Aphid Roundup

Saw all these ants of various sizes crawling over this bush.  Looked closer noticed all the aphids and some other scaly thing.  The ants seemed to be communicating so I am assuming they were doing something with those aphids.  Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope.  Settings iso1600, f4.9, 1/80sec, and 18mm.  Cropped in tight.

Week 39 – Robin

Assassin Bug Nymph

An assassin bug nymph. I saw a lot of these over on the vines that grow on my fence. They are colorful, but I have read they have a nasty sword on their faces that they thrust into any thing that messes with them and it’s very painful. I kept my distance.

Used the Olympus TG4 on microscope mode with the macro ring.

Week 39 – Judy

The Crane Family

Not the greatest of photos, but I was so happy to see that our resident Sandhill Crane family survived the hurricane, I just had to¬†share their photo. This is them lounging in our front yard. The parents, the two on the right, have raised several pairs of chicks over the years in our area. I imagine these two chicks will soon be “kicked out of the house.”

Took this with my Olympus TG4 Point and Shoot.

Week 38 – Robin

Tractor and Egrets

Egrets love to follow the tractors mowing along the road. There must be a lot of tasty bugs for them to eat.

Samsung NX300 and 45mm lens. Settings 1/5000s, f/4.0, ISO 100.