Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Bee whisperer

So this is an article I came across tonight about a gentleman known as a bee whisperer and since bees have been a topic of mine lately, it made sense to post this article. I will say, with all my interest in photography the past few months, one of my favorite subjects has been bees. One of my favorite pictures of a honeybee is this one I took a couple of summers ago, before I really got into using my new camera.

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I think I may have actually posted this picture before. Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Behold the bare-handed bee whisperer who is saving the honeybeesby over at Treehugger. I still love that picture.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Photography

So now that I’ve had my camera for a couple of years now, I’ve finally begun to take pictures and mostly pictures of nature during our family vacations to Minnesota. With that said, I wanted to blog about this article tonight in part because this gentleman also takes picture of nature but also for another one that is close to my heart.

The young man in this article entitled “22-year-old defies the odds with his wildlife photography” by Jacqueline Gulledge over at the Mother Nature Network has Down Syndrome. Now while no one in my family has Down Syndrome, my oldest son is autistic. So it’s a story that in some ways, I hope happens to my son, that he finds what he truly loves to do.

In a way, it also let’s me know, I need to keep on helping him to find that too. Fortunately, I know what he loves, hopefully I can help him make it happen.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Nature in pictures

As someone who has only recently begun to focus on taking pictures of nature and all it holds, I really enjoyed this article entitled “The Magic of the Microscopic World” by Michael D. Lemonick over at Scientific American. As a photographer, I love see the details in nature. Sometimes they are simply amazing.

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Green Librarian

 

Different shade of green

So I took my own advice today and went out to nearby Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park to see a different shade of green. Since I didn’t have my kids today, I took the path that they never want to take and I must say, we’re taking it next time. It reminded me of another park we went to a couple of weeks ago, Castlewood State Park.

The first two pictures are from Emmenegger Park:

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These two are from Castlewood:

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I only wish I would have had my kids today.

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Green Librarian

Nature in pictures

I’ve been trying to expand my horizons for what seems like forever and now I finally have. Tonight I entered a photo contest, really for the first time, that is being put on by the Defenders of Wildlife.

Taking pictures is something I use to love to do when my dad was around. He use to develop pictures down in the basement in his black room and now with my daughter’s interest in photography, I’ve finally become interested again.

You can only enter six and so I entered four of mine and two of my daughters. Here are one of her’s and one of mine:

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I described the first one (which is her’s) as nature taking back our driveway and the second one (which is mine) as the welcome mat to our lake.

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Green Librarian

Geology & photography

This article brought together two things that I’ve always enjoyed. I’ve been captivated by rocks and geology since I was a kid and now that my daughter has revived my interest in photography, something that I’ve not really enjoyed since my dad was around, this article really hit home.

The article is entitled “Marble Caves and Neolithic Stones Shine in UK Photo Contest” by Laura Geggel at LiveScience. Now if I could just take pictures like that.

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Green Librarian

Skipping rocks on a lazy afternoon

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Just this past weekend I took my kids out to one of our favorite places in nature, the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center and while I usually just take pictures as they come, be it of nature or the kids, this time I took quite a few of my youngest one. In part because he was able to skip a rock for the first time and he was very proud of himself.

So when I read about macro photography today, close-up photography of very small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size, it peaked my interest. Check out these ten insects, as the article says, “10 Insects Immortalized in Macro Photos” over at the Mother Nature Network.

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Green Librarian