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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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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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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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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.

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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 […]

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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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La Push Beaches

La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. La Push is the largest community within the Quileute Indian Reservation, which is home to the federally recognized Quileute tribe. (Wikipedia). There are three […]

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