The gators…

Nope. Not those Gators. They’re not worth mentioning as I don’t know anything about them. Here’s a few alligator photos though, I have more I can post if there is any demand.

You’ll have to click the images to see the full photo as for some reason WordPress resizing is cutting off the left hand side of these photos.

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More flowers

Well, I made it to a local botanical garden and wandered the first bit of it.  Here are a few pictures of the flowers that I encountered. If you’d like, feel free to comment with the various types, as I’m not able to name many of them, myself.

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Dragonflies

I visited a local park the other day and took a few more photos of dragonflies. The interesting thing was, there were several flitting about, therefore I could just sit down and take shot after shot.

The problem with dragonsflies is if they know you’re around, they’re not going to stay still for more than a second or two. The trick, I found, is to find where one is tending to land quite often.

Focus precisely on that spot. Don’t move the camera an inch, else you’ll lose focus… and then wait. I managed to get a good 50-60 photos in a five or so minute time frame this way.. If you change your zoom at all or move the camera even a minute amount, you’ll lose the shot. This happened several times to me as I have pretty shaky hands.

At any rate, here’s a few dragonfly photos for y’all. I have others, but I’ll save them for another day..

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I just have to comment on the last one, I love how its wings almost seamlessly blend in.

The Humane Society

On the way home today, I stopped by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.

They do a fantastic job taking care of and adopting out animals – in fact, according to their Facebook page, just in the past week, 50 animals have been adopted out.

However, there’s still many that need adoption with more coming in all of the time. They need a forever home where they can give you love and live the life they deserve to live. Animals have feelings and personalities too, just like us humans and deserve a place where they can call their “furr”ever home.

I only stayed in there for a minute or two as they were tugging at my heartstrings, but here’s a few photos of a few of the darling cats and a dog waiting for the place they’ll be able to call “home” for the rest of their days.

Why not go over to your local animal shelter and see what furry friends they have that you might be able to adopt into your family?

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Simba

I had no clue what to post today and I didn’t feel like digging much, so I noticed that my cat, Simba, was begging to go outside, so I obliged, mostly for the chance to get some good lighting to take a few photos of him. In the five minutes I was out, I must have been bitten by a dozen mosquitoes or other nefarious insects.

Without further ado, a couple minute photoshoot of Simba. :)

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Randimals

I didn’t know what else to post for today, I just didn’t feel like doing much digging, so here’s a few random animals from a petting zoo at somewhere in Delaware or Maryland during my very relaxing trip up north. I hope to visit again sometime.

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Turtle power!

The “turtle power” post title is simply a reference to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a cartoon that many of us used to watch, those who grew up in the 90’s, at least…

Also, it’s a reference to the contents of this post, a few turtle pictures. The first three are of a box turtle lying eggs when I was house sitting a few months ago. It was just sitting there next to the homeowner’s car, lying eggs, so I took a couple quick snapshots, left it alone and by the time I came back an hour or two later, it had wandered off into the wilderness.

I cordoned the nest off with sticks – no activity from the nest yet, but according to the all knowing Wikipedia, it take 2-3 months for them to hatch.

The last picture is just a random turtle.

Also, from this point onwards, I’ve increased the sizes of the thumbnails on the post and the actual photo if you click on the thumbnails.

Until my next post, TURTLE POWER! Or something.

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A few random photos for tonight

Well, it’s evening. The sun is setting, the sky is a hue of orange after a rather large thunderstorm. There’s not much of a view in the backyard, but here’s a snapshot:

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I was also looking through photos and noticed that the following hibiscus has an amphibian friend…

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As you can better see below.

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Here’s another hibiscus, with a miniature mothra resting.

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Also, I found this photo in the same folder, probably taken at the same time, of another flower with a little bumblebee buddy.

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(Click on any image to enlarge it – wordpress does a horrible job at resizing images.. horrible compression..)

Black Rock Mountain Sunsets

Hopefully my photos show that you don’t need the fanciest DSLR to take a few decent photos, as mine were taken with a bridge camera that can be found for less than $200.

A DSLR would have a larger sensor size and do much better with low lighting situations, as well as have many features I’d love to have, but you have to work with what you have and can afford.

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Tybee Island

I have a good many photos from Tybee Island. The funny thing is, I might only go there once every couple of years as it’s hard for me to get to, even though I only live about thirty minutes from it.

Here’s a couple of photos from Tybee, I have more, however I’m still organizing my photos, so it might be a while until I can find them.

Enjoy.


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Crooked pier

I found this old series of photos of a very crooked and old bridge lying about, so I decided to upload it. It may be crooked, the wood may be warped, however it is still managing to stand the test of time.

The last two photos are a building that stands right next to it, that has been ransacked and vandalized to no end. I wish that I had the time to take more photos of it than I did, however it was a time crunch to grab a Geocache.

If you don’t know what Geocaching is, go to www.geocaching.com.

It’s pretty much a sport where you search to find one of more than two million hidden containers stashed about the Earth. Some are more difficult than others. Also, there are trackable objects, coins you can earn and many local and regional meetups of people that Geocache. You might not have heard of it, but it’s a thriving community. I’d recommend you read the FAQ on the website about it.

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It doesn’t look very intimidating as you first step onto the pier.

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Hmm. Okay, that’s more of a challenge.

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I don’t know, am I brave enough to step over these spots without wooden planks? Maybe.. Hopefully the next one won’t give out with my weight.

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Another view from a distance of how crooked it really is..

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Whelp, I made it to the end. It seems like a bunch of seagulls were waiting there to congratulate me. I actually didn’t make it quite all of the way, as it was too treacherous for my liking.

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I didn’t actually go inside – didn’t think it was safe.

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Here’s a side view with more graffiti.

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The moon

 

 

The moon is yet another subject I often find myself photographing.

At any rate, I don’t have a huge deal to say about it, but here’s the first couple I’ve found – I’ll post more as I search through my folders for them. Not all of my posts will be specifically for one type of photograph, however, so you’ll just have to keep up to date on my posts.

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Insects

 

 

I also enjoy macro photography of various insects. Their tiny details may not be easily noticeable by the naked eye, but when put under a lens they definitely start to become more apparent. Creation is wonderful – even in the most minute details.

Here’s the first couple I saw in my photo folders, I really should dig around more, however these will do for now.

 

 

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Flowers

Flowers are the perfect stationary (unless the wind is blowing) subject for photography. They are each brilliant and unique in their own way. I must have thousands of photos of them, however I just selected a random few that I found while searching through folders.

 

You’ll undoubtedly see more updated later on.

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Cats

I have so many photos of cats – it’s not funny. Thousands.

 

There has always been at least one cat in the household, no matter where I’ve lived. Let’s put it this way, I’m definitely a cat person.

This first photo was taken probably twelve or fifteen years ago, using a 1.3 megapixel camera, as well as the last one of the cat in the brick. This goes to show that you can create pretty decent photos, even if you don’t have the best equipment. I know I don’t and some people often gawk at the inexpensive camera I use – however it’s more about proper lighting, technique and the creative eye than it is about owning the newest and greatest lens and DSLR.

 

I’ll upload more at a later date.

 

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Butterflies

I love butterflies – it’s sad that many species of butterflies, including the monarch, will likely be extinct within 30-50 years, not leaving these incredible insects to be loved by future generations, just another creature on the “extinct” list.

I have many more photos than this, however they aren’t very well organized. Here’s a few though.

 

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Birds

I am going to be posting various photos I’ve taken here over the ages. this post is dedicated to birds, not all of the posts will have a particular theme. I’ve taken hundreds, probably thousands photos of birds over the years, but here’s a select few…

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