Squirrel

I spotted this squirrel resting in an Oak Tree in the back yard.  Since it was 94 degrees I assumed he was doing like I was and just trying to beat the heat.  I grabbed the tripod and the camera and set up as quickly as possible expecting him to depart the scene as soon as he spotted me.  Boy was I wrong.  I took about 15 shots, came in, looked at them on the computer, and went back outside to grab my tripod.  He was still there and appeared to be asleep.  I guess we’re not the only one’s to suffer from the heat.

Spider

 

I spotted this small spider hanging upside down in his web, undoubtedly waiting on some unlucky insect to come along and get trapped.  I grabbed the tripod and the macro lens, and in-spite of the windy conditions, I was able to capture this image.  When I looked at the shot on the computer I was surprised to see how many colors he had on his abdomen, and his legs, although they appear green, are mostly translucent.  Enjoy, and as always comments are welcome.

 

Red Hot Poker (35MM Film)

Who says film photography is a thing of the past?  Although I shot digital most of the time I recently started buying and refurbishing old SLR film cameras.  This shot was taken with a Yashica TL Electro X, and it was manufactured in 1972, 40 years ago!  It came with a fantastic 50mm 1.8 lens.  It’s clear, bright, and has great bokah and contrast.  Let’s hear it for film, maybe it still has a place in the photographic world.