Posted on July 31, 2017
Recently when I visited the Butterfly World I got to see some stunning butterfly, along with the beautiful Passiflora plants. One of the other aspects of the Butterfly World is it aviaries with a variety of birds. Like some things in life, walking in aviaries with birds can be messy, and the Lorikeets were the messiest of the lot. I had to go and wash my shirt after I exited that cage.
Here are a few of the birds I got to see.
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Posted on July 31, 2017
In 2013, a number of photographers got together to form 30 Minutes in the Life. A few years ago that morphed into Journey to Artist with the 30 minutes blog being a part of that group. However, recently the Journey to Artist administrators felt the need to step away from the Facebook page and the blog group due to other commitments in their lives. It has been such a pleasure working with these ladies and it was sad to see things come to a halt. The blog group decided to continue blogging and moving forward the Journey to Artist page will become 30 Minutes in the Life once again. The Facebook page will also change to 30 Minutes in the Life and we will see over the months how it evolves.
For this month’s 30 Minutes I am going to share the beauty of the Passiflora blossom. Beautiful butterfly’s evolve from caterpillars and the Passiflora is the food source for those caterpillar. I headed out to the Butterfly World recently and enjoyed a huge variety of butterflies in sub tropical temperatures, filled with butterflies and mosquito. I was convinced I was a candidate for the Zika virus, but honestly it was worth the visit. After leaving the butterfly enclosure, I walked though a Passiflora covered walkway. Not all of the blossoms were out but what I did see was so beautiful. I have bought three packs of seeds and I hope to grow a wall of passiflora blossom.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of these gorgeous plants.
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Posted on July 6, 2017
This month Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography chose the topic Artificial Light. I have to confess that once again I was pretty stumped. I have done some studio work that I have already shared on this blog. I don’t have a model at home except the cats and they are not very cooperative. When the camera comes out they walk away. Richard had put a bright night light on the upstairs level of the staircase which gave off some shadows but that wasn’t working for me. Finally after breakfast with my son on Friday I decided to head on down to the Mizner Museum. They had a great display of glasswork, but a lot of the art I had seen on my previous visits. However, the museum uses a lot of artificial lighting and so it was perfect for my theme this month.
All the images were taken with my 70-300mm lens. I hope you enjoy what caught my attention.
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Posted on June 30, 2017
It is so hard to believe that we are halfway through the year already. For this months blog post, I wanted to do something different. After all the rain the wetlands was not a place I wanted to visit. Hot, sticky and mosquito’s come to mind. So I decided to go to the Butterfly House…..hot, sticky, mosquitos!!! Add to the equation birds that poop on you. It was a fun day. I had to go and wash my shirt and ended up leaving my cellphone in the bathroom. Thank you Lord for honest people. All in all it was an eventful day.
Here are just some of the many images I took of the butterflies. For this shoot I took 4 lens and ended up only using the Macro.
I hope you enjoy some of nature’s beautiful creatures.
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Posted on June 26, 2017
I am surrounded by water issues just lately but today’s blog is one of the better issues, thank goodness. The home flood aside, and the air conditioner issue aside, we are also in the throws of 10 days of rain. Typically this would not be an issue, but the canals were creeping up higher and higher, and our single access out of our community was flooded. So I stayed at home and worked from home.
One thing I enjoy doing when the rain stops is head out to these trees and capture water drops with my macro lens. I always love to see what reflections come out in the final cut. Lots of palm trees, fences, and water.
So I hope you enjoy my 30 minutes for this month…..
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Posted on June 14, 2017
Turquoise and where better than the oceans of the Florida Keys. There is just something about hitting those islands and seeing the color of the water, that has Richard opening the windows, turning up the island music and driving happily along. Of course, I have my hair blowing all over the place and particularly in my eyes. However, he is in his element.
My camera is on my lap and I am ready for the change in perspective and the ever changing colors of the water. From the top of the Florida Keys to the tip the water is a change of colors depending on the amount of sunlight and the patches of reeds in the water. I have shared with you some of my favorite turquoise Keys images.
I hope that my turquoise theme has stirred in you a desire to head to the Florida Keys and enjoy the beautiful scenery in front of you. This is always a favorite of ours when we need to do a short 3 day getaway.
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