Month: September 2016

Star Trails – 2016.9.27.

Autumn is usually the best time to photograph star trails because of its clear sky conditions. The sky looked clear with many stars when I set up my camera in my backyard for an hour of shooting started at 10:30 pm last night. However, the […]

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Fake Harvest Moon in Washington, DC

It was supposed to be a beautiful harvest moon-rise at 7:22 pm September 16, 2016 over the beautiful landmarks of Washington, DC, namely, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument  and Capitol. As one of the many photographers gathered at Iwo Jima Marine Memorial for this special moment, […]


Hummingbirds at Brookside Gardens

I have been shooting hummingbirds that came to my feeder on the backyard deck. Brookside Gardens have attracted many hummingbirds this month because of the special flowers planted and are blooming just about time for hummers to get all the nectar they can get before […]

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Shiso Plant and American Goldfinch

I always plant some shiso in the pots for various types of consumption as it complements all kinds of dishes, especially barbecued meat and grilled fish. It is used all the time, as background of Japanese dish of sashimi and sushi. It comes in green and purple […]

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Sunflowers, Bees and Butterflies

Sunflowers in Jarrettsville, Maryland were usually planted for harvest in September. Though the blossom has already passed the peak when I got over there this morning, I manage to get a few shots to my liking, especially with the presence of butterflies.