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Introducing “365 Days of Flash Photography” with Day Number One

Some of you might remember my “365 Days of Photography” series, where I’d post a photo daily, of various scenes and subjects, counting up to 365 days. I’ve decided on giving it another go, with this series being focused on Flash Photography, where I’ll be using a flash for each photo. Just something different, and besides, one day I’d like to become a pro with using different flashes on and off my camera. So, here we go… 

Here is Day Number 1…

AdjustedMy friendly little hummer at DeepWood Estate.

Manic Tantrums

April’s manic aggressive skies riot helter skelter over a rather timid Willamette Valley. They remind me of a hyperactive child who’s discovered a faucet somewhere in the heavens. Within seconds it’s yanked to full blast, resulting in a violent burst of showers, cascading upon the submissive earth below. Moments later the faucets turned politely off, things return to order, and bird song declares its return. Itching


These have been added to the Spring Fling Photo Gallery.

Free Stock Photos: Spring Fling Photos 2013

Busy Blur

Alert with accuracy, busy in a world of vibrant colors, the hummers at DeepWood Estate work in a frantic frenzy of nectar filled evenings, browsing through a variety of flowers, diving through towering oaks, chasing robins and stout flickers from their holding grounds. They’re a driving force to be reckoned with.BusyBlur1


Violet Distractions

Even lone hummers periodically surrender, falling victim to the intoxicating beauty of violet wild camas.Violet Distractions 


Can you spot him? Where at?Where?


365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #270 An Evening In The Backyard

I’m house and petsitting for the next week. It’s super challenging work. Thought I’d let you in on a glimpse of what I’m facing each August evening while kicking it out back. This is tough work.

#1 Coffee and lounging.

#2 Watering flowers.

#3 Picking and feasting on blueberries (unsprayed).

#4 Watching these guys whiz by.

#5 Spying on these guys.

#6 Remarking on how fuel efficient they are.

 And number 270…

Admiring the flowers while sipping java. 

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #174

Here is number 174… 

If you’re feeding hummers, this is the best time to keep your feeders full! Nesting and babies require extra energy.

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #173

Here is number 173… 

Through it all.