Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Jackson & Perkins "Hollywood" Rose
Summer 2005
I have a few rose bushes and this one was new last year. It's a good thing a got a picture of it because it died. hahaha

Monday, January 30, 2006

This little horse lives in the mountains of North Carolina.
The neighbor always has horses on his land.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hummingbird Moth Feeding on Verbena
Summer of 2005
I've got a ton of these from last summer. I love these little creatures.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Blue & Tan Bird
Don't know the name of this bird...if you know, please comment.
Another shot from my new lens. I like this one much better.

This lens is sweet!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Female Cardinal
First shot with my new lens, Canon 70-300mm IS USM
I'm going to love this lens, especially since it has the Image Stabilization feature. I'll be using this lens a lot. Hope to get some better bird shots.
This bird sat on the tree branch for about an hour. Taking a nap, I guess.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Yellow Sulphur Butterfly
Shot taken in the North Carolina Mountains, October 2005

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

This is what's left of Oliver's rubber ducky. He chewed the head off, now he's got his own beak stuck in the middle of it.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillars
These 2 were eating my flowers like crazy. I didn't want to kill them so I picked them off and threw them in the woods. BUT, before I did that, I just had to take a picture. The 2 big spots on the front look so much like eyes.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Swallowtail Butterfly - I just love taking photos of them

Friday, January 20, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Can you find the Hummingbird Moth??
From last summer, Hummingbird Moth and Swallowtail Butterfly
They both enjoy the Butterfly Bush

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

This was a patch of wildflowers at a rest stop in
North Carolina last summer

Sunday, January 15, 2006

We love to have hummingbird feeders out in the summer. We watch these little creatures buzz around, dive bomb one another, fight over the food and eat. This is the best shot I got last year. Next summer I'm going to work with a tripod and my new long lens.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Some more of Oliver taking a shower...
This bird is a trip! His new phrases are "Oliver's getting famous, Oliver's on the internet." Now I just need to get it on video!
Here to see videos of him talking.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I just got an external hard drive! Seagate 160g's

I work on a Dell Inspirion 9100 and the hard drive is a little over 55g. Well... I have quickly filled this drive and was constantly having to burn cd's just to have room to work. (My camera takes rather large files, especially the raw files and adding the digital camcorder files has really pushed it to the limits. I'm sure many of you can relate!)

Anyway... the reason I started this post is that I'm asking for any tips you can give through your experiences using external drives. I know there's bound to be many.

Thanks!! I'll keep you posted in case anyone is looking at the same thing.
North Carolina Mountains
Area where my Dad grew up - We have a "get away" home here that our family enjoys

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Dragonfly I shot last summer - He's got a pretty teal color...

Monday, January 9, 2006

Flowers at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens this past November
I've used a painting effect to this photograph

Sunday, January 8, 2006

Hummingbird Moth Resting
A few days earlier, I had just gotten my macro lens. It's not as clear as I would like. I'll blame it on having to squat down to get to this angle without disturbing him. I love these little creatures!

Edit 1/9/06 - Shot was taken this past summer - I've got tons of pictures that I haven't even be able to process until now. I think that's what winters are for...

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Lily - I darkened the darks - A lot of times, I like dark photos

Friday, January 6, 2006

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly - Painting Effect from my Picture
North Carolina

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Red Bell Pepper from my Brother's Garden - Slight Antique Sepia Tone

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Swallowtail Butterfly - We had a ton of Swallowtails this past summer; so you'll be seeing more of these.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Which one do you like the best and why?? Or if you have any suggestions (thanks Wildpic).

The Sepia Tone or the Black & White

Monday, January 2, 2006

Gardenias, one of my favorite flowers. I actually have pretty good luck growing these. I'll cut a bloom and put it in a shot glass filled with water, set it on the kitchen table and enjoy it for several days.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

I took Oliver to work with me the Friday before Christmas. He's normally shy in front of strangers but was excited when he started talking about 15 minutes after we got there. Update 1/2/06, Oliver now says "Oliver went to work with Mama". Now, if he could just help me with my job!