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! =)
- Mount Vernon Trail 563 photos, 9 members
- Web Wednesdays 57 photos, 16 members
- Fuglar á Íslandi (Birds in Iceland) 12,217 photos, 510 members
- Exploring Iceland 2,148 photos, 1,342 members
- Geotagged : Iceland 7,111 photos, 326 members
- Arthropod Macro Photos 603 photos, 21 members
- 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count 69 photos, 15 members
- Nano Nature 699 photos, 21 members
- Twofers (Two for the price of one) 732 photos, 56 members
- Opiliones 509 photos, 129 members
- Spider Photos 29,755 photos, 5,522 members
- Birds of prey (Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes) 10,691 photos, 753 members
- Rocky Gap State Park BioBlitz 43 photos, 16 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 110,809 photos, 1,586 members
- SERC BugBlitz 1,185 photos, 17 members
- MBP to Review 3,088 photos, 75 members
- 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count 141 photos, 31 members
- Birds Feeding 13,000 photos, 775 members
- Birds (Picture Encyclopedia) 13,182 photos, 218 members
- Field Guide to Insects of Australia 45,966 photos, 820 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 1,666 photos, 179 members
- Project Weather 641,695 photos, 94,055 members
- Andelot Farm Bioblitz 138 photos, 16 members
- West Friendship Park BioBlitz 77 photos, 17 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 156,090 photos, 7,090 members
- Tysons Photo Pool 51 photos, 11 members
- Moth Monday 2,086 photos, 108 members
- Spiders of Australia 32,841 photos, 700 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 12,007 photos, 367 members
- Australian Birds 107,300 photos, 3,377 members
- Australian Wildlife 59,140 photos, 1,961 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 32,050 photos, 1,667 members
- Happy Humping Day 651 photos, 68 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 85 photos, 486 members
- Pisauridae 419 photos, 31 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 906 photos, 327 members
- Va-Bird 8,064 photos, 157 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 159 photos, 44 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 6,452 photos, 805 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 3,687 photos, 417 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,580 photos, 209 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 1,176 photos, 188 members
- Woodpeckers 14,884 photos, 1,884 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 110 photos, 16 members
- Moluscos 3,141 photos, 161 members
- Maryland Birders 17,459 photos, 377 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 3 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 34,584 photos, 3,695 members
- Secret Life of Plants 275,637 photos, 36,248 members
- Bridges 149,976 photos, 13,059 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