A Prosecco Christmas



A Prosecco Christmas, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

Ines and I enjoyed a few glasses of prosecco frizzante coupled with spinach stuffed Brie and toasted flatbread. This was my view while having my drink with our Christmas tree in the background.

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Tricolored Heron



Tricolored Heron, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

This heron was photographer at Green Cay on 12.26.10. I enjoy the mirror like quality of the water and the tiny bits of duckweed on the surface of the water. These birds, even though in abundance, always seem to pose for the camera and are interesting to watch.

Princess



Princess, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

Decided to shoot some pictures of Princess recently and thought I would give her a little treatment. She is always moving around and is much harder to shoot then her sister and I finally took advantage of a lazy moment… My goal was to make her photo look more like a portrait that would normally showcase a person rather than an animal.

Bumblebee Closeup

Bumblebee Closeup 2, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

I have finally taken a bumblebee photo that I am satisfied with. My goal was to photograph them at 1:1 macro level and because of their frequent stops between flowers it has been difficult. It took me over a month of weekly photography trips to get this shot. It’s one of my favorites because of the effort that was put forth.

Leaf-footed Bug Nymph



Leaf-footed Bug Nymph, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

These tiny bugs are a lot of fun to photograph. They get themselves in positions that look like they are posing for the camera. I don’t know if they are just as curious as I am and simply starring back to investigate or if it’s defensive in nature.

Immature True Bugs are called “nymphs” because they experience incomplete metamorphosis. This means that they don’t become pupae: one molt changes a nymph into an adult. However, nymphs go through a lot of very different stages called instars before they become adults. This is where True Bug identification is most challenging.