Posts Tagged ‘macro photo’

Houston, Texas rarely receives snow. In fact it has been close to ten years since our last snow. Hurricane Ike hit us hard and the snow came that year. This time we had Hurricane Harvey and we again have snow. Do hurricanes bring snow? One would think based on observation. Since August we have had a monster hurricane, a world series win by the Houston Astros, a drought, and now snow from Big Bend all the way to Beaumont. Things in Texas change quickly and make for interesting history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monarch Butterflies A Haiku

Black Lava through Orange

White snowflakes along the fringe

Sucking sweet nectar

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry and Photography

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography Photos dedicated to Bill Royall

I find it so relaxing to take photos of wildlife and visit them out in their home far away from the city. I also enjoy the flowers and other things like moss and bryozoans floating in water. Huntsville State Park has been a favorite place of mine for many years. Here are a few photos I shot recently in the park. I hope you find them inspirational and decide to do your own exploring and photography.

 

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography (Click photo for expanded view)

I stepped outside the other night after Hurricane Harvey and suddenly something flew by me. I thought it was a bat because of the five to seven inch wingspan. I followed it and found it to be a moth. After further researching, I learned it was a Black Witch Moth. They tend to be natives of Central America and Mexico, so I find it cool to see one. This is my first sighting ever.

In European folklore, moths were regarded as witches.  Not a big stretch.  Witches are creatures of the night.  Moths are creatures of the night.  Witches can transform themselves….  Moths can transform themselves (metamorphosis)…. Witches fly.  Moths fly.  Witches have long noses.  Moths have long noses.

–John Himmelman, in the book, Discovering Moth

Good luck, bad luck, whatever. I find it quite beautiful.

Macro photos always capture detail that so many of us just pass on a daily basis. The color of the world around us is so bright and cheerful, yet many miss it. Enjoy the beauty if these flowers!

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