Week 45 – Robin

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!
I brought my camera with me this week to get some wild turkeys for Thanksgiving and I was about to give up when I spotted about 10 of them in the high grass. I turned my car around to get a few shots in before they ran away. This is about when they first noticed me. LOL! They don’t look too happy about the holiday!

Used a Canon 6D with EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM. Settings were 1/640s, f/5.6 and ISO 100.


Week 45 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photographer

Another find in my backyard.  Didn’t think I was going to find any critters since all the grass next door and the bushes had been trimmed.  Right when I was about to give up I sat down next to some tall grass and there the little guy was.  Not sure what beetle this is but he watched me while I did photo gardening to get him in the best light.  Thank you for being such a great model.  Not much editing except boosting contrast and cropping.  Used my NikonD300s and 105mm lens. Settings were ISO800, f8, 1/60sec.


Week 45 -Judy

Very Tiny Beginnings 

I noticed a cluster of very tiny eggs attached to the back of our camper. I took a photo of them in microscope mode with my Olympus TG4 and then cropped in quite a bit. These eggs are tiny!! Each one smaller than a pin head. But, aren’t they amazing! I have no idea what type of insect eggs they are, but once again macro photography shows us details we would have never noticed!

Applied some sharpening with Snapseed on my iPad.

Week 44 – Robin

The End and a New Beginning

A sort of cliche photo of seeds leaving a weed but it’s always pretty that’s why you see it so much! 🙂 Used the Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode holding the weed in one hand and shooting with the other. Edited with ACDSee and NIK Silver Efex Pro II as a plug in for the black and white conversion.

Week 43 – Judy

Purple Star

We went to the Sealife Aquarium this past week. This is the underside of a starfish that was clinging to the side of one of the aquariums. Nice aquarium! I did no adjustments to the color.

Taken with my Olympus TG4 on microscope mode. My settings were ISO 1600, f/3.8, 1/8sec, at 11.8mm. Applied Topaz Adjust’s Detail Filter and a little denoising.

Week 43 – Robin


I am learning to edit a photo and post from an iPad. Editing was easy enough, but changing the name of the file was not.

A visitor from the empty lot across the street. Timid and afraid.

Used the 7D MII and the 70-200 2.8L this week. Edited on my iPad with ACDSee pro. Nice app! Even does RAW. Settings were 1/250s, f/2.8 and ISO 640.

Week 43 – Becky


Took this photo of my son and his longtime girlfriend at my sister’s wedding over the weekend.  She was married under this Gazebo over the water.  It looked so pretty all lit up.  Very nice wedding and the night was perfect for it. Used my Olympus TG4.  Had a hard time focusing in the dark.  Settings f4.9, 1/8sec, ISO1600 and 18mm.

Week 42 – Robin

Smiley Face Spider

A spider with a cute, smiley face! Actually it is the underside of the tiny and beautifully colored orchard spider.

Taken with the Olympus TG-4 in microscope mode. I love my little TG4 but I need to get out the DSLR one of these days. 😀