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 398 photos, 19 members
- 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count 69 photos, 14 members
- Nano Nature 578 photos, 22 members
- Twofers (Two for the price of one) 655 photos, 53 members
- Opiliones 485 photos, 125 members
- Spider Photos 27,469 photos, 5,266 members
- Birds of prey (Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes) 8,897 photos, 736 members
- Rocky Gap State Park BioBlitz 42 photos, 16 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 104,636 photos, 1,569 members
- SERC BugBlitz 1,121 photos, 17 members
- MBP to Review 2,965 photos, 67 members
- 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count 141 photos, 31 members
- Birds Feeding 11,473 photos, 718 members
- Birds (Picture Encyclopedia) 11,486 photos, 209 members
- Field Guide to Insects of Australia 44,613 photos, 801 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 1,534 photos, 166 members
- Project Weather 644,334 photos, 93,827 members
- Andelot Farm Bioblitz 137 photos, 16 members
- West Friendship Park BioBlitz 77 photos, 17 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 150,513 photos, 7,076 members
- Tysons Photo Pool 51 photos, 11 members
- Moth Monday 1,971 photos, 105 members
- Spiders of Australia 30,994 photos, 693 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 11,764 photos, 351 members
- Australian Birds 103,544 photos, 3,327 members
- Australian Wildlife 57,180 photos, 1,922 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 30,791 photos, 1,626 members
- Happy Humping Day 622 photos, 69 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 85 photos, 491 members
- Pisauridae 397 photos, 32 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 1,255 photos, 309 members
- Va-Bird 7,803 photos, 154 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 159 photos, 42 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 6,263 photos, 784 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 3,510 photos, 397 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,583 photos, 208 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 1,133 photos, 181 members
- Woodpeckers 14,454 photos, 1,832 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 108 photos, 15 members
- Moluscos 3,023 photos, 159 members
- Maryland Birders 16,606 photos, 369 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 3 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 32,955 photos, 3,672 members
- Secret Life of Plants 262,447 photos, 35,379 members
- Bridges 146,777 photos, 12,920 members
- Bridges Across 54,568 photos, 5,648 members
- Bridges around the world 51,178 photos, 6,236 members
- Bridges, Bridges, and MORE BRIDGES 96,578 photos, 11,671 members
- How I grow my orchids. 352 photos, 56 members
- Algae 2,832 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