Images & Observations

Natural World

Common Ground

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 28mm ISO 200 1/50 f/22 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This is one of the passageways to the park in the center of our housing development.

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Daylilly #53

A Backyard Find

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 130mm ISO 400 3-bkts f/16, Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PSCS5

The Bird of Paradise plants and the Daylillies seem to have a symbiotic relationship along the back wall of the backyard.

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Daylillies #20

A Backyard Find

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 400 1/250 f/16 Lr4

Something we have plenty of in our backyard.

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Floral #106

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 200 1/60 f/16 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

These blossoms were part of a bed of flowers just off the dining patio of the P.F. Chang’s in Chino Hills, California.  I was across the street when they caught my eye, and I moved across the street and captured a dozen frames or so of the flowers which were sprouting up in front of a low sand toned stucco wall, with a dark, shaded covered patio looming over the wall.  I isolated the flowers and darkened the entire background using layers and masking in Photoshop.  The Topaz Simplify “Harsh Color” filter was used to stylize the flowers.

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The Gauntlet

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 100 1/15 f/9/5 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This was the gauntlet of palms that I passed through, avoiding the photography police, while trying to capture some images on my last visit to Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.  The mall cops never caught me this time, but I kept moving, and did not use a tripod to avoid discovery.

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Bouganvilla #71; Climbing The Wall

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 82mm ISO 400 1/50 f/16 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS5

This bouganvilla is climbing the south wall in our backyard, getting plenty of sun all day long, it was totally decimated a few years ago when the  block wall was built to replace the old wood fence and is making a good come-back.  The same treatment was given on the opposite side of the yard this past year when the wood was replaced by a new block wall.  I can’t wait until all the bouganvilla comes back and our backyard  perimeter will be covered by green and shades of red.


Bird of Paradise Study #79

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 16-135mm @ 40mm ISO 1250 3-bkts f/16 Lr4 HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Another image found in my backyard.  This Bird of Paradise plant is one of three in my yard and it stands close to twenty feet tall.  I really dig the color, shapes and lines created by the leaves.


Daylilly #88

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 135mm ISO 1250 1/1600 f/16 Lr3

In the late afternoon of a late spring day last year this daylilly stood tall, basking in the sun and enticing the honey bees with its multi-colored plumage.