NaturePhotographers - Page 4

Recent Galleries

Mount Rainier National Park : © Dan Streiffert 2008

Mount Rainier National Park

Dan Streiffert

© Dan Streiffert 2008

Updated: May 22, 2015 9:46pm PST

Anasazi Ruins : Off the Grid

Anasazi Ruins

Dotty Molt

Off the Grid

Updated: May 22, 2015 5:03pm PST

Fall :

Fall

TMSphotography

Updated: May 21, 2015 6:33pm PST

Recent Photos : This is a collection of photos, with varying subjects, that i have taken over the past year...your comments are welcome, thanks!

Recent Photos

William Kleinfelder

This is a collection of photos, with varying subjects, that i have tak ...

Updated: May 21, 2015 2:31pm PST

Frameworks - practicing the art of icing nature's cakes : Not everyone likes to see photos with digital frames.  But most people prefer frames for the art they hang on their walls.  I'm ambivalent about it myself at times.  But I like to try different things, and I'm at the very bottom of the learning curve when it comes to adding 'frames' to my pictures.  I've decided to upload some alternative framed versions of some of my images here, and collect others for which I have only uploaded a framed version.  I very possibly will keep tinkering with the presentation of particular shots, trying to see how different frames, etc., affect my own reaction to the basic pictures.

I'm hoping that by viewing a lot of my efforts side by side, I can get a sense of whether I'm learning from earlier mistakes and lapses of taste (and there certainly are some of those!)  I decided to keep the bad and the ugly along with the good.  Maybe the latter will motivate me to go back and correct some of those paste gaffs.

Your reactions, pro and con, and your suggestions for improvements or for different things to try, are welcome.  Also, if you'd like to see an unframed version of any of these shots, and I haven't indicated in the caption where there might already be an uploaded version, just email me (see my profile for my email address).

Frameworks - practicing the art of ic...

arctangent

Not everyone likes to see photos with digital frames. But most people ...

Updated: May 21, 2015 10:14am PST

Shrubs and Small Trees : Shrubs as a group have always been difficult for me to identify unless they have highly individual blooms, fruits, or leaves.  You'd be surprised how many understory plants in local woodlands that excludes.  Certain species grow either as shrubs (multi-stem relatively short woody plants) or small trees (relatively tall woody plants with a single trunk or a small number of main trunks), depending on climate, care and training or pruning, and terrain.  It then becomes somewhat arbitrary whether I display pictures of them here, in various tree galleries, or I wimp out and include them both places.  Many of my older pictures of shrubs have concentrated on just the fruit or the flowers, and I don't yet have 'full body' shots that illustrate typical growth habits of the plant as a whole.  Over time I hope to correct that deficiency.  For now, I won't differentiate between native North American shrubs and imports, or ones I've photographed on various trips.

Rhododendrons, azaleas, and other laurels, if any, occupy a separate gallery in the cyber arboretum, here:  http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Nature/Cyber-Arboretum/Rhododendrons-Azaleas-Heath/22917330_PjkgNK

Note that the shrubby varieties of the dogwood family are in the Genus Cornus gallery, here:  http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Nature/Cyber-Arboretum/Genus-Cornus-Dogwood-Trees-etc/20145867_VcBNw9, with the occasional picture collected here as a reminder.

Shrubs and Small Trees

arctangent

Shrubs as a group have always been difficult for me to identify unless ...

Updated: May 21, 2015 10:13am PST

Shore & Wading Birds :

Shore & Wading Birds

R. E. McMillan

Updated: May 21, 2015 7:54am PST

Flowers :

Flowers

TruImages

Updated: May 21, 2015 6:41am PST

Reptiles :

Reptiles

Alex Feldstein Photography

Updated: May 20, 2015 1:52pm PST

Forests & Foliage :

Forests & Foliage

David Hutchison

Updated: May 20, 2015 1:21pm PST