Month: June 2018

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.  


Water Lily

Water lilies start to bloom now before the lotus. I visited the nearby Lilypons Water Gardens this morning and despite the ill maintenance (lately) gardens I managed to capture a few shots I like.


Lavender Festival at Milton, Delaware

We went to Lavender Festival in Milton, Delaware yesterday. When one mentions lavender fields the immediate connection is Provence, France or Furano, Hokkaido, Japan and of course, I know this local lavender field in Milton is a much small scale but still struck me with […]

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Shenandoah National Park

We took an overnight trip to Shenandoah National Park this week. Instead of cloudy day with rain that we’ve been getting here lately, we got beautiful blue sky with fluffy white clouds when we arrived the Park.  The mountain layers really showed the best We […]


Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Since I put out my bird feeders on the deck, I’ve seen many birds coming for the easy food. One of my favorites is red-bellied woodpecker but have not been able to get a nice clear shot because if he sees any movement of me […]


Home Grown Orchids II

Over the years we’ve accumulated 7-8 orchid plants and they blossom in late spring/early summer every year. I shot these images using Olympus Mirrorless camera (E-M10II) with 50mm macro lens.

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