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About 20 mins after I had taken this, the snow came down with a vengence

ginkgo leaves in my basement, they must be my favourite type of leaf!

Many thanks to Paul for his wonderful new texture.

While I was exploring some Icelandic poppies, along came a bee! This is the best of a brief series I captured before he was spooked by my lens and moved on. (Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 200 under partly cloudy skies, handheld)


A note to my Flickr friends: my commenting time is somewhat limited this week because of extra duties associated with moving -- the company I work for is moving to new offices this Friday and Saturday. Please be patient with me, and I should be back to a more normal schedule next week.


The large view really is worth a quick look!


Single RAW Shot converted to Jpeg. Aside from some quick cropping, this is straight from the camera.

Image by kasquebrado 2014

The worst thing that will probably happen—in fact is already well underway—is not energy depletion, economic collapse, conventional war, or the expansion of totalitarian governments. As terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired in a few generations. The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.


— Edward O. Wilson


I took many photos of these unique and beautiful birds when I was in Newfoundland. This photo is of a Puffin gathering nesting material.


I love foggy days.....I love the way fog moves....covering you ...shrouding in darkness...but a peaceful darkness. It is quiet.....everything is soft.....there is no color. I don't see as much fog here as many parts of the country, but when I do...I appreciate it...relish it for the way it brings me to think that I am the only living person around....This solitude is a necessity for be surrounded by bright color and buzzing people all the time is stressful after a while....

Give me a foggy day anytime mother natures deems it to be so in my part of the world.....and I thank her for it....

A barn, a fence AND a windmill...couldn't pass up that scene!

(the woman is from a John Waterhouse painting)

Bee :honeybee::honeybee::honeybee::honeybee::honeybee: oh and thistle!

PP avec flypaper summer painterly textures

I arrived a little late on location as the light started to drop away and dark clouds began to close in. Although the clock was ticking, the tide was on my side today and I was determined to make use of my new 10 stopper ND filter. After composing my shot and gaining the best focus, I added the 10 stopper and proceeded to take a few experimental shots. On first appearances, 60 seconds would provide the best exposure levels and would capture the full range of movement of water around the rocks and also cloud travel. Although this image required some Photoshop enhancement (dodge & burn) I cannot complain, especially as this is one of my first long exposures using a 10 stopper ND filter. In hindsight, it was like using an elephant gun to kill a mouse. It may have been easier to stop down the lens and reduce the aperture to achieve a similar effect. And the moral of the story is…


Thanks for looking. Mk

... at an idyllic mountain lake in the Bernese Oberland during a long hike.

Osprey at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro, OR. Vacation a few weeks back

i witnessed the most amazing phenomenon on my first day in California thanks to my beautiful friend and guide, sarah.

Go BIG On Black

the monarch butterflies migrate to mexico, but they stop to rest along the way in the eucalyptus trees in pacific grove. no photo can do it justice. there are hundreds of them. it is a true wonder. i was overwhelmed. a most magical welcome to the west coast. thank you sarah . xo.

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Taken at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, FL. (3C048360)

The golden glow of Dawn light in Iceland.


Taken with the Magic Cloth Technique

Digital collage, painting and processing

Don't think I'll be sat on the decking too much longer!

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