Narrow-striped Forceptail

Yesterday I saw this beautiful dragonfly on my walk at our local wetlands, a city run water reclamation park. I’ve identified about sixteen so far and discovered this is a new-to-me dragonfly discovery. I was glad the sun came out to shine on this beautiful guy! The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surreal

I wanted to join Tracy’s LAPC but wasn’t ready to take Photoshop tutorials for what I originally had in my mind. As I looked through some older photos, I found these underwater pics from an old, broken and quite bad underwater camera. I think it survived two or three snorkeling sessions and gave up. Although…

Dad’s latest miniature!

Yes, my dad does miniatures! He’s done several over the past year or two. Click here for my previous post if you’d like to see them. It is quite amazing that at 82 years young he has the dexterity and patience to create these fasinating pieces of art. I hope you enjoy the photos of…

Dragonfly Eyes

I snapped these photos this morning at our wetlands. Dragonflies everywhere! I know I post quite a few dragonflies, but these are quite clear of his face and eyes. According to GrrlScientist: All dragonfly species have excellent vision. Each compound eye is comprised of several thousand elements known as facets or ommatidia. These ommatidia contain light sensitive opsin…