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! =)
- Web Wednesdays 2 photos, 6 members
- Fuglar á Íslandi (Birds in Iceland) 12,141 photos, 506 members
- Exploring Iceland 2,151 photos, 1,297 members
- Geotagged : Iceland 6,962 photos, 319 members
- Arthropod Macro Photos 476 photos, 19 members
- 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count 69 photos, 15 members
- Nano Nature 667 photos, 22 members
- Twofers (Two for the price of one) 694 photos, 55 members
- Opiliones 504 photos, 128 members
- Spider Photos 29,017 photos, 5,457 members
- Birds of prey (Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes) 9,723 photos, 737 members
- Rocky Gap State Park BioBlitz 42 photos, 16 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 107,754 photos, 1,575 members
- SERC BugBlitz 1,176 photos, 17 members
- MBP to Review 3,041 photos, 72 members
- 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count 141 photos, 31 members
- Birds Feeding 12,226 photos, 745 members
- Birds (Picture Encyclopedia) 12,045 photos, 213 members
- Field Guide to Insects of Australia 45,244 photos, 808 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 1,610 photos, 168 members
- Project Weather 643,487 photos, 93,955 members
- Andelot Farm Bioblitz 137 photos, 16 members
- West Friendship Park BioBlitz 77 photos, 17 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 153,481 photos, 7,082 members
- Tysons Photo Pool 51 photos, 11 members
- Moth Monday 2,058 photos, 104 members
- Spiders of Australia 31,848 photos, 699 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 12,038 photos, 357 members
- Australian Birds 105,949 photos, 3,357 members
- Australian Wildlife 58,551 photos, 1,941 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 31,465 photos, 1,644 members
- Happy Humping Day 643 photos, 68 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 85 photos, 490 members
- Pisauridae 411 photos, 32 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 1,246 photos, 320 members
- Va-Bird 7,921 photos, 154 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 159 photos, 42 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 6,334 photos, 793 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 3,602 photos, 402 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,580 photos, 208 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 1,163 photos, 181 members
- Woodpeckers 14,591 photos, 1,854 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 108 photos, 15 members
- Moluscos 3,084 photos, 160 members
- Maryland Birders 17,005 photos, 374 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 3 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 33,872 photos, 3,685 members
- Secret Life of Plants 269,728 photos, 35,922 members
- Bridges 148,444 photos, 12,996 members
- Bridges Across 55,640 photos, 5,711 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