Posts Tagged ‘macro photo’

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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Some of my favorite culinary creations for 2016. Mexican, American, Vegan, Indian, Mediterranean, African, Hamburgers, Russian, Italian, Greek, Dessert, I love it all!

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These images were taken at the Sauer Beckmann Farm in Stonewall, Texas. This is a living history farm. The Sauer Beckmann’s were president Lyndon Johnson’s neighbors during the days of the Texas White House. These were days when you raised and grew your own food and did many chores manually. Men, women, children, and families worked hard together, praised God for their bounty of harvest, and did not sit around relying on handouts as much of modern America today. Proverbs 14:23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

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serrano-peppers

Peppers- A Haiku

Fiery heat waits

Salivating mouth and tongue

Sweat beads on your head.

2016 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry

2016 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography Serrano Peppers macro

Black and White Spiny Orb Weaver Spider

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2016 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

To capture this macro photo I had to reach under the web and use my camera case

as a background, because the spider would not focus due to all the other plants, sky, etc.

I find these spiders fascinating because they look as if they are smiling.

Today was a great day to get out and shoot some photography and see the beautiful murals around Houston. We have so many great artists and art pieces in our city that you could photograph for days and not get them all. Here is a small sample. Check them out!

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