A small spider climbs on a grape leaf dripping with dew on a cool summer morning in a vineyard near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I'm featured in a Q and A on robgalbraith.com today. My work with msnbc.com is what got their attention. They also published a nice gallery of my nature and photojournalism.
Rob has an amazing website with volumes of useful information about photography and photo gear.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A newly transformed dragonfly (below) clings to a reed growing in a pond in a rural area of Douglas County near Elkton, Ore., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Dragonflies spend their larvae, or nymph, stage as aquatic insects. When ready the dragonfly emerges from the water to shed its exoskeleton (above) and transform into a flying insect.
Photos taken on the same pond, but probably not the same individual.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|A immature grasshopper clings to a grass leaf in a pasture on a ranch near Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday, June 24, 2012.|
|At this time of year in southwestern Oregon, the grasshoppers are about one-half inch long.|
|A grasshopper appears to clean its claw while climbing a grass stalk.|
Photos shot with Nikon D4 DSLR, AF-S Micro-Nikkon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens, and a Kenko 36mm extension tube. Amazingly Nikon does not make an AF extension tube.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I don't normally talk tech, but I shot this photo with my 600mm lens and 1.7 teleconverter. It was in dim light and I was bracing the lens and camera against my car window frame. The shutter speed was a slow 1/80 sec., and the ISO was 2000.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
|Every year at about Father's Day the local black-tailed deer have their fawns. I woke up early and went hunting with my camera. A saw four fawns, but could only get pictures of these two.|
|Deer fawns are born nearly scentless. With their camouflaged coats and lack of odor, most predators have a difficult time finding them in tall grass.|
Friday, June 15, 2012
|I spent most of yesterday shooting art glass for a new customer in Roseburg. Oregon. They plan to use the photos on their website and for other promotional purposes.|
|Shooting glass in the studio is a real challenge. The shape, color, reflections, refractions, and level of clarity of the glass make for a complicated lighting situation.|
|I'm far from an expert at photographing glass, but I've got the general idea and I'm working on my technique|
|If you like the work you can visit them in Bandon, Ore., or check out their current website. I didn't break a single piece...yet.|
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Two newly hatched American robin chicks, and an unhatched egg, sit in a nest tucked under the eves of a picnic shelter at River Forks Park near Roseburg, Ore., on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Ornithologists believe there are about 320 million individual American robins in North America. Only about 25% of the young robins will survive their first year after hatching.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
The bloom of a purple thistle obscures the eye of a deer in a thicket of wildflowers at a nature area of a city park in Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, June 11, 2012. The deer munched on daisies for a while before ambling off into the thick brush.
I normally hate it when something gets it the way of my subject, but it kind of works in this situation.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Mosquito larvae float at the surface of water in a jar on a ranch near Roseburg, Ore., on Sunday, June 10, 2012. The larvae were captured from a cattle watering trough on the ranch. Mosquito larvae breath through a tube extending from their abdomens. Due to the many diseases and parasites they carry, some scientists have declared mosquitoes to be most dangerous animal on earth.
My mosquito larvae photobomb the normally cute and cuddly Animal Tracks gallery on msnbc.com this week.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
See UPDATED PHOTOS of the removalTourists fight the wind while checking out the Japanese dock on the beach near Newport, Ore.
A worker uses a torch to hopefully kill off any invasive species left on the hull.
|Scraping off the thick layer of clams, barnacles, mussels, and plant matter is difficult, but important to protect local flora and fauna.|
|My photo are available through ZUMAPRESS.COM or from me directly. |
Discover.com used one of my photos of the dock on their news page today.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A pair of wild waxwings share a small fruit in a bush at a park near Roseburg, Ore., on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. During courtship male and female cedar waxwings will sit together and pass small objects back and forth together.
I'm fairly sure they're cedar waxwings, but I could be wrong.
|Thick clouds are seen as the transit of Venus takes place across the face of the sun as seen from Roseburg, Ore., on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012.|
Shot with my Nikon D4, 600mm f/4, 1.7x teleconverter. Shot at 1/8000 sec., f/40 at ISO 50.
The sun sets as the transit continues.
Monday, June 4, 2012
|My portable photo booth was a huge success at the Glide High School Senior Partly last nigh in Roseburg, Ore.|
|The party had a Western theme. Which was great for props.|
|The stick on mustaches were a big hit.|
The photo booth is available for parties or just about any event. I'm based in Roseburg, Ore., and I'm able to travel to any location within Oregon. The cost is $550 for three hours unlimited prints with web gallery. Travel charges may apply. For wedding reception I also provide a guest album. Check my website for more details.