Posted on November 30th, 2009 No comments
Back in 2004, when the only real wildflower identification guide I had was Audubon’s North American Wildflowers Eastern, I identified this flower as Fire Pink – Silene virginica. I was wrong.
Posted on November 21st, 2009 No comments
I enjoy the process of photographing wildflowers nearly as much as I do exploring the photographs on my computer once I get back home. Wildflowers are excellent subjects: beautiful, full of mystery, infinitely variable, and, unlike humans and other forms of wildlife, extremely patient with this fumbling photographer as he searches for just the right angle and distance to capture the portrait. My enjoyment of the process, however, is greatly magnified when on that rare occasion I capture a really beautiful image, and the percentage of those “Yes!” images has increased as I have upgraded my photography kit. Herein is a description of my wildflower photography gear. This isn’t a list of “gear you should get” – there are better ways, and better gear, but this is what I use.
Posted on November 4th, 2009 No comments
I love this photograph of a cutleaf rosinweed blossom. As a nature photographer, I’m not an artist - I’m a reporter. The art is God’s business- “Nature is the art of God” (Dante.) My hope is that my photographs attractively portray God’s art. Initially I liked this photograph because it attractively portrays the beauty of a lovely bright yellow flower. But since I’ve been using it as my computer display background for about a month now and staring at it daily, I’ve also come to appreciate it for something else…