And now for something completely different…

22 07 2016

And now for something completely different—a “dragonfly tree” in silhouette! Common Blue Dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis), photographed at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, MD.

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The studio effect

22 07 2016

With the sky full of clouds and very washed out during the heat of the day, doesn’t this look like I invited this Common Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) into my studio for a portrait session against a white backdrop? Pretty awesome and unexpected effect!

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WEB Studio Look Blue Dasher





Rudbeckia blooms

15 07 2016

Rudbeckia blooms; photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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WEB Rudbeckia 2-up





Jerusalem artichoke

15 07 2016

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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WEB Jerusalem Artichoke





Globe artichoke buds

12 07 2016
Globe artichoke buds, photographed at Green Spring Gardens
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Blackberry lily

12 07 2016

To give you a break from the onslaught of Slaty Skimmer images, I present to you Blackberry lily blooms (also known as Toad lily) photographed at Green Spring Gardens. Kudos to the horticulture staff for the juxtaposition of these bright orange flowers against the deep purple Smoke bush!

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Rudbeckia blooms

12 07 2016

I spent quite a bit of time photographing this variety of Rudbeckia at Green Spring Gardens this past Saturday morning. The light was so beautiful! I experimented with a variety of angles, compositions and creating extreme bokeh in order to best capture what I saw.

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WEB Rudbeckia Ethereal