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  1. Seldom get out these days . . .

    Couple of recent images I played around with this week. Blue Jay fledgling stopping by for a sip of water on a hot Arkansas day. Some Sweet Allison my wife is growing.
  2. "Crooning" Cicada

    This little creature showed up on my doorstep, "singing" his annoying song. But, was cooperative and posed for a pic. I thought it was cool how his face looked kinda like the back of an old microphone.
  3. 1953 Studebaker . . . Drawing

    Dabble a bit in "vector illustrations" and thought this ols truck was pretty cool. Only the background (wall, curb, and asphalt) and reflections (mirrors and rear glass) are pixels. Everything else is "vector" drawn. Really liked these old trucks.
  4. Spent Day Lilly

    We have some beautiful peach colored day lillies in our garden. Two days ago this one was in full bloom, but today -- with the sun behind it -- it was still a sight to behold.
  5. Staying Close To Home, Roaming the Garden & Yard

    Until I can do otherwise, I'm kinda confined to my home. Actually, not even supposed to go out on a sunlit day, but that ain't gonna work for me. Found this little fella near the front door. Spun its web from the stair railing to one of my wife's strawberry plants This guy made a lot of...
  6. A few more from my yard

    Not supposed get any exposure to the sun right now, so mostly staying inside until evening or until the cloud cover gets pretty thick. This one was tough with all the "eyes" staring back at me. Looked like a fight was about to break out . . . This little flower is less than 5mm wide...
  7. B-29 Superfortress "Doc"

    Went with my daughter to Monroe today for her to have some "updates" to her Kia. As we were leaving and heading north on U.S. 165 I noticed a 4 engine prop driven plain coming off runway 220. Haven't seen one of these things in person since forever. Found out they're visiting Monroe this...
  8. Some Critters, Some Flowers

    Taken from the front door . . . . . . and some more macro shots
  9. A Few Macro Shots From Today . . .

    Between rounds of treatment, and this morning the brain fog had let up a bit. Got to take a few images of our dianthus flowers in various stages of bloom. Somehow the last one has cat hairs on it. Oh well . . . Same variety of flower, but 4 different flowers this morning. Would be neat to see a...
  10. A few more pics

    Probably the last time I'll be able to get out for a while because of health issues. Just a few pics of nature. That little mockingbird sure looked happy! Second image is a bit of Fleabane. Third is one of my favorite subjects: Honeybees.
  11. Spring Made It To Southeast Arkansas

    Three pics I took this morning. First time I've felt well enough to try out my new 70-300 zoom lens. Like the results. The "king" taking a break from following my wife around as she cleans up the yard. Not sure what kind of flowers these were, but I thought they were pretty. A young...
  12. Spring is almost here . . . wait: We just had a big ice/snow event a couple weeks ago

    In south Arkansas, this is a sure sign that spring is coming. Jonquils are blooming all over. One cool thing here (and probably elsewhere) is when you pass an empty field and see these flowers growing in a square or rectangular pattern, it means there used to be a home there. Sometimes a great...
  13. Some Pics Taken During The Albino Brain Chigger Outbreak . . .

    What are albino brain chiggers? Google it and only look at the links that mention "3rd rock from the sun". Anyhow, after about 14" - 18" of this white crap, in southeast Arkansas. Thank goodness for global warming, cause the temp only fell to 6 degrees. Without global warming, it might have...
  14. How A Sleeping Duck Helped Me With Blend-If

    I was working getting an entry for this month's challenge at the Photogenius facebook group, when I came up with an idea. While going through some old pics from my Canon 300D, I had the idea to mix one of the images with a picture of the moon . . . making the moon appear to be underwater...
  15. Squashed!

    A squash bloom with a little creative lighting, color grading, dodging, and burning. Resized it for the forum. Here is the original image for comparison:
  16. Decaying . . .

    I like doing unusual photos (I say artsy, my wife and daughter say "weird"), and kinda liked how this one came out. The original shot was the two leaves on a cement footing I had poured years ago. There were some fragments of pine straw which I removed to create the background. Then I took...
  17. Old Photos . . . I Like Restoring them

    Original image: After I cleaned it up: Learned a lot of tricks as I went along. I used Affinity Photo by Serif to remove the damage. I really like how the details of the dress were fixed. Other parts that took a bit of thinking: Her left nostril (right side of her face in the picture) is...
  18. Lightbox

    Finished building my light box and got a chance to try it out today. Works great, now I need the photographer to get better. Actually just need another light for the top . . . using a speedlight with remote trigger inside the box helps (Godox tt-350C) except that you can see its reflection in...
  19. A few more from south Arkansas

    Not much to do here in the last few weeks, but start back to my old gig at the furniture store full time on Monday. Figured I would post a few recent pics. Hope you enjoy them. Hibiscus (Chinese Rose) Bloom on Lucas Pond. Not sure what this is, but made me think of those images of the Corona...
  20. A few pics from Arkansas

    A few pics I've taken while unemployed the last 4 months (at least the portions where I wasn't in the hospital). Picked up a side job the week after I was laid off, it paid for a new Canon DSLR camera body (needed it to do the job). Taking pics of flowers beats the pants off taking pics for...
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