NWG VI Has Started!

I am happy to report the No Wimpy Girls are starting our 6th 52 week photography blog this week.  You can find us at https://nowimpygirlsphotographyvi.wordpress.com/



Week 52 – Becky

Just Chilling

Just chilling until our next 52 week project starts up again.  Hard to believe our 5th season went by so quickly.  Looking forward to our 6th season.

You guessed it another spider.  This one was hard to see due to it being white.  It looked like it was just chilling waiting for an unsuspecting prey 🙂

Shot with my NikonD300s and 105mm lens. Not much editing.  Basically square cropped and boost the contrast.  Settings were iso400, f6.3 , 1/60sec, and aperture priority

Week 51 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photography
Sunset Dipytch

I am always amazed how quick the sky changes colors during a sunset.  So beautiful.  Both shots were taking with my IPhone while on a walk with my son.  The colors changed within minutes.  Breathtaking.  The only editing I did was crop them both so they fit on the canvas.  You can see the moon in both 🙂

Week 50 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photography
Giraffe Lashes

I always enjoy our NWG outings.  As mentioned by my NWG girls we went to our local zoo to photograph the animals sprinkled with a lot of talking and laughing.  Followed by a wonderful lunch with more talking and laughing.  We really need to get together more often.  One of the giraffe came over to feed on a leaf so I took the opportunity to get a few shots off.  I was using only my 105mm lens on my Nikon D300s.  I cropped it a little followed by boosting the contrast using Topaz BW and a bit of sharpening.  It is always so cool to see what we all post after one of these outings.  My settings: iso400, f4 and 1/125sec.

Happy New Year!

Week 49 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photogrphy
Ambush Bug (cousin to the Assassin Bug)

Decided to unwind (creatively) by walking around my yard to see if I could find another new insect.  I was not disappointed.  I thought this was a dead leaf on this white flower.  I was taking photos of it to practice taking macro shots hand held.  Needless to say I need to just use my tripod.  I can’t be still.  I zoomed in and realized this was not a dead leave but some insect with claw-like front legs. Would not budge even when I poked it with a pine needled.  Searched on google and found this to be an Ambush bug, which the smaller, heavier-bodied cousin to the assassin bug.  The ambush bug waits patiently for its prey to get close while the assassin seeks out their prey.  Shot with my Nikon D300s, 1055mm lens.

Settings iso1600, 1/80sec, and f/8.

Week 48 – Becky

Teeny Tiny Ants

My son received an olloclip for his IPhone recently.  You know what that means. Mom has to try it out.  This is some teeny tiny ants feeding on some Terro.  I was hoping to catch a ring of ants around the Terro but they all went home after a long night of feasting.  The olloclip macro lenses are pretty neat.  This was the 15X lens.  I cropped a little and sharpened a little.

Week 47 – Becky

Sleep Head (Monet style)

Just love this little girl.  I was looking at her as she was looking at me.  Her eyes started to slowly close.  It was too cute to pass up.  Shot with my Iphone6 imported into PhotoShop and applied Topaz Impression Monet.  Have a good one!

Week 46 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photographer
Nature’s Jewels

That is what I think of water droplets.  Droplets look especially cool with some bokeh behind them.  I never get tired of this closeup world.  Happy Sunday everyone!

Used my Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.  Cropped in tight and gave it a color boost with Topaz Adjust.  Settings were f4, 1/250sec, iso400, and 13mm.

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.