Golden Finches

Sunflower seeds are maturing that attract lots of birds especially golden finches.  Taking advantage of cool and pleasant morning yesterday, I went back to McKee Beshers sunflower field to photograph some of these beautiful golden finches. Instead of using tripod last time, I decided to […]

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National Harbor – MGM – 2018.7.8.

National Harbor is the new recreational addition to Metropolitan Washington area and the opening of MGM Resort/Casino has drawn many locals and tourists. The fountain shows at MGM terrace are a big attraction:   But the big surprise for me was to capture the “car […]

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Dragonflies III

July is always the good time to photograph dragonflies near the water, such as Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Lilypons Water Gardens. Over the years I have taken many of them and here are a few to share with you.      

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Lotuses and Dragonflies

I went back to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens yesterday morning. To beat the heat, I started early at 7 and finished shooting at 9 when the heat started to build up (it reached almost 100 degree in the afternoon). I used my Nikon D600 camera with […]

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Macro Photography III – Lotus

July usually is the time to see full blossom of lotuses at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC.  But we couldn’t wait to check out the conditions yesterday. Yes, there were a lot of blossom to photograph but due to the recent heavy rain many […]

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Macro Photography

When shooting macro photos I always try to keep the subject simple and with large aperture (f<4) the fuzzy background usually make the subject stand out. Of course, it will be nice the surrounding color blends well with the subject. One other thing I love […]

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Star Trails from Backyard

It was a special day (birthday) for me yesterday. The sky was unusually clear and I was able to see many stars from my deck. I quickly located the Big Dipper Constellation and from there identified the Polaris that just barely escaped the house next […]

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More Orchid Photos

Orchid is a beautiful flower but I always have problems in creating more artistic image. I guess I have to keep trying. For feature photo I tried using the multiple exposure feature with my Nikon D600 camera.  

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