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Before/After: Macros

Post-processing can make or break your photo. Think I’m kidding? Let’s take a look. All photos are clickable for uploaded size, as always. I took this photo of lovebugs mating. Pretty good, right? Crop it a little and call it … Continue reading

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Photos: 9.5.19

They looked like mosquitos, but they were perched on plants at daybreak, seemingly drinking water off the leaves. I approached cautiously and took pictures. Because it was nearer dark than light, ISO was set high and F-stop was low. They … Continue reading

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On Writing

I’m stealing the title of Stephen King’s book for this post, because that’s what it’s about: writing. I’m talking about fiction writing, primarily books but also short stories and blogs and columns. All of it requires pretty much the same things. … Continue reading

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Formica Ant

From Wiki: Formica is a genus of ants of the family Formicidae, commonly known as wood ants, mound ants, thatching ants, and field ants. Formica is the type genus of the Formicidae, and of the subfamily Formicinae.[3] The type species of genus Formica is the European red wood ant Formica rufa.[2] Ants of this genus tend to be between 4 and 8 mm long. They’re … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag 4

Flowers and flies today. How’s that for a combo? I mentioned I’ve been taking lots of macro photos of late. I got two of a long-legged fly. That’s their actual name. I’m not making it up. How beautiful are those … Continue reading

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