Here's the latest posting from my other blog ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Resting Bee

I shot this on the way to work this morning. It was cloudy so the colors are not that vibrant. It also would have helped if I had the 18-55mm lens instead of the zoom.


250mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/250 @ f5.6
ISO 640
©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

I saw this guy roaming through Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge on 17-April.



146mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/6400 @ f5.6
ISO 200



Lunch has arrived! I believe painted turtle is on the menu.

250mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/500 @ f8.0
ISO 200

©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Farewell Emily ...

Farewell beloved Emily!

Our faithful Miniature Schnauzer, Emily, was laid to rest last Wednesday. She was only seven and a half years old. She became ill about six weeks ago and the Vet indicated that she was suffering from Kidney Failure from unknown origin. She will be greatly missed.





Emily was not impressed with our Christmas decorations!


HEAVEN'S DOGGY-DOOR

My best friend closed his eyes last night,
As his head was in my hand.
The Doctors said he was in pain,
And it was hard for him to stand.

The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years,
And OH...his many charms.

Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart thats filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.

But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!

jan cooper '95



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Great Egret

I visited the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge (via motorcycle, of course) on 17-April and had the opportunity to take a few photos. I'll post them as I get time.

This is a Great Egret getting ready for lunch.


250mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/500 @ f8.0
ISO 200
©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009





Friday, April 17, 2009

Fice? (fog from ice)

We’ve had a couple of rainy days and after the rain cleared out, it cooled off and there was frost on everything this morning. Once the sun came up, it was converting the ice to fog.



55mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/250 @ f8.0
ISO 200


This was particularly interesting as you can see the steam/fog coming off the bark.
60mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/250 @ f8.0
ISO 200
©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring!


I managed to get a few shots in this past weekend. It's been raining ever since :-(

It's been a rather cool, rainy spring so far. Later this week promises to get warmer so hopefully, I'll get out on my motorcycle and get some nice photos.


Viola tricolor (Voila or Pansy)
(triplets!)

50mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/200 @ f11
ISO 200



Prunus cerasifera (Purple Plum)
39mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/2500 @ f5.0
ISO 400

Same tree a few months ago


©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rose under spotlight

I always give my wife roses for our anniversary :-)
Shot on our kitchen counter under a recessed light
47mm Focal Length,
Exposure 1/3 @ f9.0
ISO 800
©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009