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 210 photos, 20 members
- 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count - Icon Voting begun 8 photos, 12 members
- Nano Nature 187 photos, 19 members
- Twofers (Two for the price of one) 424 photos, 41 members
- Opiliones 465 photos, 122 members
- Spider Photos 23,466 photos, 4,825 members
- Birds of prey (Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes) 4,673 photos, 676 members
- Rocky Gap State Park BioBlitz 40 photos, 16 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 84,848 photos, 1,519 members
- SERC BugBlitz 1,024 photos, 17 members
- MBP to Review 2,589 photos, 48 members
- 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count 141 photos, 31 members
- Birds Feeding 8,364 photos, 569 members
- Birds (Picture Encyclopedia) 8,799 photos, 185 members
- Field Guide to Insects of Australia 41,675 photos, 771 members
- ! Insect Hump Day ! 914 photos, 109 members
- Project Weather 645,547 photos, 92,193 members
- Andelot Farm Bioblitz 137 photos, 15 members
- West Friendship Park BioBlitz 77 photos, 17 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 140,003 photos, 7,020 members
- Tysons Photo Pool 51 photos, 11 members
- Moth Monday 1,681 photos, 89 members
- Spiders of Australia 28,611 photos, 668 members
- Field Guide to the Birds of Aus 10,566 photos, 333 members
- Australian Birds 95,326 photos, 3,254 members
- Australian Wildlife 52,712 photos, 1,868 members
- ^ Wildlife of Australia ^ Plz enter the ICON CONTEST. 28,575 photos, 1,504 members
- Happy Humping Day 510 photos, 64 members
- The May 2013 Flickr changes 91 photos, 500 members
- Pisauridae 356 photos, 29 members
- Maryland Biodiversity Project 211 photos, 247 members
- Va-Bird 6,936 photos, 148 members
- Red Headed Woodpecker 136 photos, 42 members
- Lots Of Woodpeckers 5,828 photos, 740 members
- Woodpeckers of the world 3,170 photos, 347 members
- Red Bellied Woodpeckers 1,606 photos, 206 members
- GThang's Guide to Woodpeckers of the World 982 photos, 174 members
- Woodpeckers 13,108 photos, 1,715 members
- Mecoptera - scorpionflies, hangingflies... 103 photos, 13 members
- Moluscos 2,781 photos, 148 members
- Maryland Birders 14,488 photos, 347 members
- Bugs on White 80 photos, 3 members
- Aeroplane: In Flight 31,781 photos, 3,611 members
- Secret Life of Plants 228,927 photos, 32,708 members
- Bridges 141,131 photos, 12,571 members
- Bridges Across 51,445 photos, 5,458 members
- Bridges around the world 43,884 photos, 5,530 members
- Bridges, Bridges, and MORE BRIDGES 82,688 photos, 10,289 members
- How I grow my orchids. 323 photos, 52 members
- Algae 2,685 photos, 345 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