Chickens are a big part of the landscape in Turkey, and this one was just relaxing under the house in a plastic bag.
I love chickens! Love them. And I think I have Turkey to thank for that. There are not many villages, or even cities, that you can go to that don’t have lots of chickens. Free range chickens, no less. Well, okay. Free range just means they don’t really worry about the chickens. They let them roam all over the yard or the main square. They get to eat whatever they can find, seeds, bread, and many [...]
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One of the things I love about this shot is the symmetry between the two herons. The gray one is slightly further back than the white one, so it’s not in as sharp of focus. Trying to hand-hold a long lens while on a safari boat on the Chobe River is pretty difficult, but I think this is a pretty good one. What difficult shots have you tried to get?
Another fascination of mine is bees. Photographing bees. Why? Well, number one they move fast. You have to set the camera settings just right to stop the bee, but then do I want to stop it completely or do I want some semblance of movement? I took this photo years ago in Alaska (on film), and I like it because you can see movement. The bee’s body is slightly fuzzy, but the translucent wings have a white blur to them. I don’t own a macro lens. It’s been on my wish list for years, but there is always some [...]
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Bali, Indonesia is one of those places you go to unwind. There are many temples to visit on Bali, and it seems that each time you walk into one, it can bring a peacefulness to you. Each detail helps to calm your senses and bring about an inner peace. This beautiful bloom was floating in a small pool, and it brings back to me the feeling that I would get in those Balinese temples.