Early Morning Light

Early Spring in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country.

The Whole Sweet Gum Tree Seed

Whole Sweet Gum Tree Seed
This image was taken using a focus rail and my 16-300mm Tamron lens. 21 images were taken and then blended in Photoshop. The seed is about 3 cm. or 1.1811 in. in depth.

Sweet Gum Tree Seed

Sweet Gum Tree Seed

This image was taken using a focus rail, a macro reverse adopter and a 50mm Canon lens. 29 images were taken and then blended in Photoshop. The seed is about 3 cm. or 1.1811 in. in depth.

Standing Tall

trees
An aspen forest in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.

House Finch

House finch bird
I’ve set up my camera to capture birds as they come to eat. I’m using a cover over my lens to block out any reflection from the window. The lens is about 5 inches from the bird. This creates some depth of field problems.

Tit Mouse

tit mouse bird
I’ve set up my camera to capture birds as they come to eat. I’m using a cover over my lens to block out any reflection from the window. The lens is about 5 inches from the bird. This creates some depth of field problems.

Scrub Jay at the window feeder

Scrub jay at the feeder
I’ve set up my camera to capture birds as they come to eat. I’m using a cover over my lens to block out any reflection from the window.

Tree Climber

Trimming the mulberry tree.
The tree climber who came to trim the mulberry tree.

Attempting to Land on a Persian Cornflower

Flower and Bees
This image was taken at Bees and Bloom a park and garden in Santa Rosa, California

Depth

Macro flower
This is a very small echinacea (cone flower) bloom. The image is an example of photo stacking. It used 19 photos stacked together to increase depth of field. It was one of my first efforts to use a new focusing rail and macro reverse adapter. The adapter reverses a lens to create a macro lens.

Strawberry Leaves in Fall

Leaves from a strawberry plant
These were picked from the family garden.

A Macro Look at Autumn’s Colors

mulberry leaves in autumn
From mulberry leaves falling in my front yard.

Nature’s Road Map

Mulberry leaf
One of the too many mulberry tree leaves falling in my front yard.

Pomegranates

A kind neighbor brought these to our house. They are beautiful.

A Buckeye Butterfly on a Celosia Plant

butterfly and flower
This image was taken at Bees and Bloom a park and garden in Santa Rosa, California

Yellow Crab Spider on a Strawflower

A yellow crab  spider on a strawflower
This image was taken at Bees and Bloom a park and garden in Santa Rosa, California

Honey Bee on a Flower

Honey bee on a flower
This image was taken at Bees and Bloom a park and garden in Santa Rosa, California

Bumble Bee on a Flower

Bumble bee on a flower
This image was taken at Bees and Bloom in Santa Rosa, California

More Wine Grapes Unpicked

Wine grapes unpicked
These grapes were not picked for some reason when the pickers came through about two weeks ago. Dry Creek, Healdsburg, California area.

Drakes Beach

Beach scene
This is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore on the Pacific coast of California.
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