I love shooting photos of Mother Nature, particularly the "small" world. Macros are a fascinating way to view the world and to get an idea of the diversity of life that surrounds us. My passion for photography came from another hobby, hybridizing hostas. As my hybrids developed and I photographed them, something seemed to be missing.....so I began to enhance my skills as a photographer, by asking questions and studying the photos of others. It surprises me, how one hobby can lead to another.
Winners slide show (110)
These photos have been given awards by the wonderful people at Betterphoto.com
I am very proud to have these awards.
Art Glass slide show (7)
These images were taken at the Habitat Gallery in Royal Oak, MI. A great place to spend a day with or without your camera. ( better with !! )
Birds slide show (15)
Birds are one of nature's most creative achievements...I love watching them and occassionally photographing them.
Daylilies slide show (24)
Short lived summer flowers with an amazing diversity of colors and shapes. Each flower lasts only one day, hence the name "day lily".
Great Lakes Area slide show (15)
Living in Michigan is fantastic to me. I love the weather and the water, especially the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan provides many photo opportunities.
Herps slide show (7)
Ever since I was a child I have had an interest in snakes, lizards, frogs and toads. I have been fortunate enough to photograph a few.
Hybrid Hostas slide show (80)
Hostas as a hobby have led me to photograpy......in the search for better photos, I became more interested in photography
Insects and Arachnids slide show (72)
Some of the most interesting creatures in the world are some of the smallest and most numerous. Macro photography opens the door to this world.
Irises slide show (31)
These beauties are only around for a couple of weeks in May, but the memories of them last all year long in my mind.
Light Houses slide show (3)
It is fun on vacation to stop at light houses along the way for some history and photography.
Mammals slide show (9)
Those four legged furry friends bring much joy when I photograph them...
Orchids slide show (32)
Orchids are one of my favorite flowers, exotic and fascinating.
Refractions slide show (9)
Over the winter I read about shooting refractions in water drops; I was anxious this summer to give it a try. It is challenging and requires patience, but is also rewarding and fun.
Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Area slide show (29)
We love to vacation in the Mountains. The Smokies and areas along the Blue Ridge Highway are favorite spots. Peaks of Otter is an amazing place, especially in the fall.
Spring time slide show (106)
Of course this is one of my favorite times of the year, everything is fresh and new. Life begins again. So much fun with my camera each and every spring.
Sunflowers slide show (14)
Finding fields of sunflowers to photograph has become a hobby. Sometimes I may even find delightful monarch butterflies enjoying the flowers as much as me.
Waterfalls slide show (14)
The sounds and sights of moving water are peaceful and tranquil, hiking into areas where I can photograph waterfalls is a source of great personal pleasure.
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