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! =)
- Arthropod Macro Photos 363 photos, 19 members
- 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count 70 photos, 14 members
- Nano Nature 513 photos, 22 members
- Twofers (Two for the price of one) 612 photos, 52 members
- Opiliones 484 photos, 124 members
- Spider Photos 26,714 photos, 5,170 members
- Birds of prey (Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes) 8,447 photos, 728 members
- Rocky Gap State Park BioBlitz 42 photos, 16 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 102,741 photos, 1,567 members
- SERC BugBlitz 1,085 photos, 17 members
- MBP to Review 2,896 photos, 59 members
- 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count 141 photos, 31 members
- Birds Feeding 11,049 photos, 699 members
- Birds (Picture Encyclopedia) 11,094 photos, 206 members
- Field Guide to Insects of Australia 44,179 photos, 798 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 1,455 photos, 161 members
- Project Weather 645,106 photos, 93,691 members
- Andelot Farm Bioblitz 137 photos, 16 members
- West Friendship Park BioBlitz 77 photos, 17 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 149,128 photos, 7,069 members
- Tysons Photo Pool 51 photos, 11 members
- Moth Monday 1,920 photos, 102 members
- Spiders of Australia 30,527 photos, 688 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 11,627 photos, 347 members
- Australian Birds 102,564 photos, 3,316 members
- Australian Wildlife 56,718 photos, 1,915 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 30,557 photos, 1,611 members
- Happy Humping Day 602 photos, 69 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 85 photos, 492 members
- Pisauridae 395 photos, 32 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 1,320 photos, 298 members
- Va-Bird 7,737 photos, 154 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 157 photos, 42 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 6,229 photos, 777 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 3,488 photos, 391 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,592 photos, 209 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 1,130 photos, 180 members
- Woodpeckers 14,353 photos, 1,823 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 108 photos, 15 members
- Moluscos 3,000 photos, 159 members
- Maryland Birders 16,442 photos, 365 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 3 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 32,345 photos, 3,662 members
- Secret Life of Plants 258,837 photos, 35,058 members
- Bridges 145,924 photos, 12,878 members
- Bridges Across 54,152 photos, 5,640 members
- Bridges around the world 50,151 photos, 6,149 members
- Bridges, Bridges, and MORE BRIDGES 94,570 photos, 11,490 members
- How I grow my orchids. 351 photos, 55 members
- Algae 2,792 photos, 362 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..."
September 24th, 2008
"It's never easy loving bugs and Z does it so well..."
July 8th, 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."
February 5th, 2008
- September 2006
- Northern Virginia, USA
- I am:
- Visual Designer
- Ashley Bradford's Fine Art