A parrot photographed at the “Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary,” Del Mar, California. Textured background credit: Sirius- Deviant Art
Colorful chrysanthemum, lots of lines and details in this one. I just loved the curved pedal on the top.
A sunrise along the Gila River just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.
Photographed with my go to lens on my floral photography, which is the Tamrom 90 mm macro lens. Since I had some distance to the background, I was able to get a good DOF on the flower with an aperture of f7.1. I added just a little bit of texture in the background to give it a little bit of a grungy look.
A close up photograph of a Harmony Anemone flower with a grass lawn in the background with a little bit of texture added.
It is always a pleasure exploring a flower up close with my 90mm Tamron macro lens capturing all the detail of such beautiful flowers. I mounted my camera on a tripod and placed this flower a light tent with a piece of black fabric in the background and used continuous LED lighting which I purchased at a local hardware store. I gave the flower a little blast of water from a spray bottle to create the due drops.
To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3
The last few summers, we have visited the San Diego, California area for our summer vacations. One of the places we have always enjoyed is this harbor, which is north of San Diego in Oceanside. I just love viewing the harbor as the sun sets in the evening and walking around the village which is here. It is always a good place for a few good pictures too.