Archive for the ‘Macro’ Category

American Kestrel Falcon

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Sunday 04/06/2-14 at Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington. An American Kestrel female, sharp little raptor (falcon).

An American Kestrel

Kestrel's Talons

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A mystery

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Mystery Art

Fairies?

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Let it Shine!

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Let the sun shine

through

for the green buds

to

grow

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March 24, 2012
At Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

Inner-Glowing Amber

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Glowing Amber?  Inner Sun? Golden Gem Stone, the Philosopher’s Stone?

Molten Glass? Frozen Water? A Geological Formation?

Hmm, what is this?

Here’s a close-up

Ok, I’ll show you.

It’s resin from a tree, here’s the branch

This inner glow, or “inner fire” here is nothing but the sun light shining on this substance

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Milkweed Seeds

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

I enjoy the shape, geometry, symmetry, snow-like looks

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The Forbidden Red Fruit

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The “Forbidden” Red Fruit

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A “Taxus media”, A.K.A “Hicksii Yew” plant and fruit. All parts of this plant are poisonous.
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Great for a desktop background image

Shot Aug 28, 2010 ::  Next to the Hennepin Public Library, Minnetonka, MN

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

More info:

Taxus media (Hicksii Yew)

This yew can reach 20 feet high in 20 years and while it is narrow when young, it grows wider with age. Both male and female columnar clones produce deep dark green needles on top and pale green underneath. In general, form is broadly pyramidal with a central leader. Similar to Taxus cuspidata, the Anglojap Yew has olive green branchlets which do not turn brown the second year. Bud scales are blunt and leaves are two-ranked. Thrives in sandier soil that is acid to neutral and well-drained. Does well in either sun or shade.
Important Info : All plant parts are poisonous if ingested

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Thorns and Cotton

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Some wild plant, thorns and soft cotton

Great for a desktop background image

Shot Aug 28, 2010 ::  Next to the Hennepin Public Library, Minnetonka, MN

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

Golden Light

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Sun shining a golden light

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An evening at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, MN

Shot Sept 11, 2010 ::  Lebanon Hills Regional Parl, Eagan, MN

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

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Yellow Weed Flower

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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Another pretty “weed”. A symbol of resilience, adaptation and natural beauty.

Great for a desktop background image

Shot July 02, 2010 ::  Lone Lake Park, Minnetonka, MN

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

Orange Spider

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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A sure cure for Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

Orange Spider

Shot June 27, 2010 ::  On the Winchell Trail @ Mississippi Gorge Regional park (from 36th to 44th Streets), Minneapolis, MN

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

About the trail:

More info on the National Park we will be walking through: http://www.nps.gov/mi…

More info on the restoration work that’s been done in this area: http://www.nps.gov/mi…

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April Tree Buds

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

A sure sign of spring!

Shot in a residential neighborhood alley in the city of Hopkins, MN

Shot April 2, 2010

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera from about 2ft away

Eat Healthy, Eat Beautifully

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Eat Healthy, Eat Beautifully

Pepper, Fig, Carrot, Cucumber

March 24, 2010

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 12.2 MP D-SLR Camera

September 2002

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

These are some photos I took with a basic point and shoot (Olympus) digital camera back in September of 2002, in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Butterfly – Lake Harriet Perennial Gardens

Pink – Lake Harriet Perennial Gardens

October 2002

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

These are some photos I took with a basic point and shoot (Olympus) digital camera back in October of 2002, in the city of Mankato in Minnesota.

Halloween time

Who said you could not see the wind?

Pretty flowers, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Royal Purple

Bright Yellow Snap Dragon Flowers

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Mystery Hole

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

What is this photo of?

Check it out in a larger format, click to enlarge!

Is that a crater on the Moon?

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Answer: it’s a cantaloupe