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A beautiful monarch butterfly .  I photographed this colorful creature before he headed out on the long journey south.   Have a great day all...
20.09.14 - Quarry Dancer  Believe it or not this is the same guy that featured in my Daily yesterday dressed  First World War soldiers uniform! Reece Ackerman is one of the stars of Tell Them of Us, but his real passion is dancing and yesterday we shot some sequences for his show reel in a local quarry. Never let anyone tell you that dancers are soft, dancing bare foot on a quarry floor takes some guts!
Kite
Eggsperimenting with off camera flash. 4/3/2010
Great Egret Reflection - Won 2nd place in the monthly CCB Photo Contest in April 2009
Tree at sunset
Dragonfly,  Blue Dasher         Link to Photo Without Frame         Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 07-24-2013
Lizard at the Zoo - I had several images to choose from but decided on this one because of the Detail,  BG Bokeh and Composition. Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 05/13/2013     Link to Photo Without Frame
Red Sunset, Lake Sam Rayburn    I'm happy to report that Nini and I have found our sunset spot here in Nacogdoches.  The only problem is that it's not in Nacogdoches, and is a good hour drive from our home.  But it is nice.  We went out early yesterday so we could try a few places.  The first stop on the list was Harvey Creek recreation area.  Upon first sight it was nothing more than an uninteresting boat ramp.  So we left right away and spent about an hour driving around on various gravel roads looking for a better view of the lake.  But all we found was a lot of private property.  So we headed back to Harvey Creek, and low and behold, we found a dirt road in the rec area that lead us to the best beach we've seen since we found the best beach in Missouri.   There is a lot of room for the dogs to run while I shoot and Nini reads, and there is a strong cross wind that keeps the mosquitoes at bay.  We can't wait to go back and spend the day there sometime soon.    This is a single 8 second exposure.  I started off by using a 3-stop hard-step neutral density filter, which helped me bring the exposure of the sky closer to that of the foreground.  Then I added a 5 stop neutral density filter to allow me to use a longer exposure.  I wanted the long exposure effect on the water, but the long exposure also let the sensor capture more of the rapidly changing colors as they spilled across the sky.  I was surprised at how much more red came through.  When I was on the beach I was thinking that maybe the filter was just tricking the camera's auto white balance into setting a really warm color temperature.  But the color temperature here is actually 5200, the color temperature of daylight.  I would guess the actual color temperature was somewhere closer to 6500, since the sun was partially behind the clouds, but of course if I changed it to 6500 it would be even more red!  Anyway, long story short, I'm still learning about these filters, but I'm liking the results.  Lastly, our new beach has solved my foreground problems.  Now I have a lot more options and look forward to trying out some different foregrounds as we return to this beach over the next few months.    Critiques always welcome!    Daily photo: August 27, 2012, taken August 26, 2012
A beautiful monarch butterfly . I photographed this colorful creature before he headed out on the long journey south. Have a great day all...

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A beautiful monarch butterfly .  I photographed this colorful creature before he headed out on the long journey south.   Have a great day all...
A beautiful monarch butterfly . I photographed this colorful creature before he headed out on the long journey south. Have a great day all...

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