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! =)
- Rocky Gap State Park BioBlitz 36 photos, 15 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 75,935 photos, 1,494 members
- SERC BugBlitz 993 photos, 17 members
- MBP to Review 2,327 photos, 42 members
- 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count 141 photos, 31 members
- Birds Feeding 6,707 photos, 449 members
- Birds (Picture Encyclopedia) 6,087 photos, 163 members
- Field Guide to Insects of Australia 38,477 photos, 747 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 646 photos, 81 members
- Project Weather 605,568 photos, 87,545 members
- Andelot Farm Bioblitz 137 photos, 15 members
- West Friendship Park BioBlitz 77 photos, 17 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 131,213 photos, 6,961 members
- Tysons Photo Pool 50 photos, 11 members
- Moth Monday 1,505 photos, 84 members
- Spiders of Australia 25,203 photos, 623 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 9,274 photos, 311 members
- Australian Birds 88,215 photos, 3,136 members
- Australian Wildlife 48,833 photos, 1,799 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 26,050 photos, 1,374 members
- Happy Humping Day 479 photos, 61 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 92 photos, 519 members
- Pisauridae 331 photos, 28 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 1,390 photos, 225 members
- Va-Bird 6,449 photos, 148 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 124 photos, 38 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 5,552 photos, 708 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 2,901 photos, 308 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,611 photos, 200 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 918 photos, 168 members
- Woodpeckers 12,099 photos, 1,628 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 103 photos, 13 members
- Moluscos 2,570 photos, 142 members
- Maryland Birders 12,166 photos, 324 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 3 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 30,940 photos, 3,543 members
- Secret Life of Plants 205,580 photos, 30,076 members
- Bridges 135,669 photos, 12,231 members
- Bridges Across 48,241 photos, 5,258 members
- Bridges around the world 35,868 photos, 4,805 members
- Bridges, Bridges, and MORE BRIDGES 70,822 photos, 9,204 members
- How I grow my orchids. 290 photos, 51 members
- Algae 2,546 photos, 334 members
- Juncos, Juncos, and more Juncos! 4,499 photos, 1,034 members
- It Makes Me Smile 52,297 photos, 1,879 members
- Animalpedia 13,189 photos, 163 members
- Birds on the World Map (Please Read Rules) 17,549 photos, 462 members
- Spectacular Bird Photos 102,491 photos, 1,812 members
- Alaska The 49th State 10,800 photos, 439 members
- Alaska! 74,480 photos, 3,827 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