I enjoy wandering with my camera and losing myself through the lens. Though I've taken photos for many years now, I'm no pro, so I delighted in the advent of digital - I've wasted so much film trying to be sure ONE of them would come out right...
DSLR: Canon 7D
Telephoto lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Macro lens: Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8
Most recent point-and-shoot: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Favorite Point-and-shoot for macros: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Original point-and-shoot: Canon PowerShot S70
The S5 makes excellent macros when combined with the Raynox DCR-250, has a decent zoom, and is really easy to take on hikes. Though I added the 7D to my collection in June 2012, I still turn to the S5 + Raynox for most of my macros.
I hope you enjoy this collection of the photos I've taken that I like the best or find interesting enough to share. I know I'm enjoying meeting people and seeing photos here, and can feel the experience already teaching me to see, inspiring me to find the beauty in more mundane subjects than I normally do, and to branch out in my subject matter. Hopefully with this practice I will get better! Thanks to all for your input.
I also have a website for my drawings, though it's in bad need of a facelift as it was created in the days when 800x600 was the target monitor size, and that's been a while now. One of these days I'll get to that when I'm not taking photos, processing photos, working on a drawing, or creating new graphics. Whether current or old, you will always be able to find it at:
My photos that have been on Explore
Another site to see Explored photos
Cool view-by-tag app - check it out! =)
- Moth Monday 306 photos, 49 members
- Spiders of Australia 17,957 photos, 491 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 6,733 photos, 209 members
- Australian Birds 69,427 photos, 2,769 members
- Australian Wildlife 40,049 photos, 1,622 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 21,372 photos, 1,180 members
- Happy Humping Day 165 photos, 41 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 86 photos, 577 members
- Pisauridae 206 photos, 18 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 6,213 photos, 104 members
- Va-Bird 4,137 photos, 113 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 136 photos, 35 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 4,744 photos, 645 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 2,148 photos, 234 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,544 photos, 171 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 745 photos, 147 members
- Woodpeckers 9,269 photos, 1,319 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 50 photos, 8 members
- Moluscos 1,993 photos, 116 members
- Maryland Birders 5,555 photos, 213 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 2 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 26,959 photos, 3,306 members
- Secret Life of Plants 140,020 photos, 20,981 members
- Bridges 121,736 photos, 11,502 members
- Bridges Across 38,187 photos, 4,565 members
- Bridges around the world 17,577 photos, 2,730 members
- Bridges, Bridges, and MORE BRIDGES 36,725 photos, 5,549 members
- How I grow my orchids. 177 photos, 46 members
- Algae 2,239 photos, 305 members
- Juncos, Juncos, and more Juncos! 3,684 photos, 1,043 members
- It Makes Me Smile 44,005 photos, 1,850 members
- Animalpedia 10,670 photos, 143 members
- Birds on the World Map (Please Read Rules) 14,972 photos, 394 members
- Spectacular Bird Photos 60,525 photos, 1,090 members
- Alaska The 49th State 9,091 photos, 358 members
- Alaska! 63,897 photos, 3,392 members
- Alaska wild plants 2,768 photos, 228 members
- Pewabic Pottery 128 photos, 28 members
- Avibase 53,886 photos, 847 members
- Shenandoah National Park 8,178 photos, 788 members
- Places to Watch Wildlife 22,535 photos, 410 members
- Spectacular Insects 55,855 photos, 6,122 members
- Moth and Butterfly Cocoons 60 photos, 26 members
- Order: Pulmonata 122 photos, 54 members
- Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks 291 photos, 59 members
- eggs 4 breakfast 7,528 photos, 625 members
- Liliaceae and its relatives 1,446 photos, 128 members
- Burdr 72,352 photos, 907 members
- museum of natural history 3,561 photos, 205 members
- Bees 495 photos, 100 members
Sea Moon says:
"I always love checking in to see what lovely new insects zxgirl has come across, and how she photographs them.Beautiful work, and check out her website for some great artwork too. Anybody who can see the beauty in insects is on the right track artistically, in my humble opinion..."
24th September, 2008
"It's never easy loving bugs and Z does it so well..."
8th July, 2008
"Her arty shots are cool, but my favorite photos from zxgirl are the ones she brings out from her goth days. They make me giggle.
Fun facts about zxgirl:
* She is very tall.
* She likes cars.
* She knows how to shake her booty.
* She is one cool chic."
5th February, 2008
- September 2006
- Northern Virginia, USA
- I am:
- Visual Designer
- Ashley Bradford's Fine Art