Lens Artist Challenge – It’s All About the Light

I love taking photos of insects and have been known to chase dragonflies or butterflies. If there is cloud cover or a bit of shade, the photos are much richer in color than those in the sun. The first photo was taken today in the bright sun. The dragonfly lacks the detail that I like.

The next photo was taken in June of this year under softer light. The colors in the dragonfly are much richer and I can see the detail in the wings a lot better.

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Lens-Artists Challenge – A Quiet Moment

This week we are asked to share photos that depict a quiet moment in our lives. One of my favorite places to go is the beaches on Hatteras Island. Even in the summer – these beaches do not get crowded.

I also love the quiet of the morning where I can go around my yard with my camera and coffee and look for insects to photograph.

We are fortunate to live on a neighborhood lake where we can sit and enjoy the waterfowl go by and hear birds chirping all around us. It’s a huge reason why we have not sold a house that has grown too big for us.

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