Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Woods

Fall Woods by pdecell
Fall Woods, a photo by pdecell on Flickr.
Another Droid Bionic shot. This one using HDR Camera with B + W color setting. I really like the delicate effects I can get with this program. It does require patience and I haven't yet figured out the best settings to use in different conndtions.

Berries 2

Berries 2 by pdecell
Berries 2, a photo by pdecell on Flickr.
This is an unedited macro taken with my Droid Bionic. The camera is wonderful but the stock interface is a bit pokey. Fortunately I shoot lots of macros so I am pretty patient when it comes to shooting so I am not bothered by the pokey focus.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

By itself

By itself by pdecell
By itself, a photo by pdecell on Flickr.
A petunia glowing
sidewalk's edge
keeps it alone

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Together by pdecell
Together, a photo by pdecell on Flickr.
Got these wasps on golden rod this weekend. I have seen these around but this is the first clear shot them mating that I have been able to get. They will stay coupled for quite some time and fly from flower to flower while mating. Originally I thought these were Ichneumonids but are Sphecids. Tip O' the Antennae to James Trager for correcting this.
Update! Got an ID from Bugguide as Eremnophila aureonotata. What is it about having a name that is so important for us? Granted the comunication function, but there is that sense of the name giving us control over something or at least a sense of control. But people do confuse naming with explaining.