Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sucking Maelstrom

Tuesday afternoon I walked out of my basement dungeon (=office) to some of the most interesting cloud cover I've seen in a while. I had this awful sinking feeling. No time. I personally had no time and the clouds were moving fairly quickly. So I grabbed my infrared camera with a wide lens (12-24) and raced over to nearby park Whitecliff park. Stupid, dumb, idiotic winter trees all over the place. They always ruin things. So I had to look for something appropriate for the foreground. This is all I found. Actually, I have another one with a some decorative grass in the foreground, but I'll post that at another time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just a Fly - Front & Back

This afternoon I was sitting outside on my back porch with a good cigar and a soda. I was reading a book and enjoying the 60-degree weather in St. Louis. Woohoo! I decided I'd be more productive outside than down in my dungeon of an office.

Well, I had my camera on the table with Tim Werkema's 80-400mm VR attached in case any exotic birds happened to settle near by. No birds. But a fly was attracted to my drink. So I thought: heck, why not? I ran in and got my 105mm VR. The poor thing was drunk with sugar so he hardly moved while I snapped some shots. They are all handheld shots with available light. It was late afternoon so the sunlight was slanting in and not too harsh.

#1 - Front End

#2 - Rear View


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Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009