Watching through the Trees

BocaGrandeIguanaGasparilla Island (on the west coast of Florida) has a population of over 12,000 Black Spiny-Tailed iguanas, an invasive species and a predator without any natural enemies. They can grow up to over 3 feet in length.

This guy was watching me from some nearby trees, and was skiddish enough for me to have to track him around the other side of a treeline.

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Achromatic

AchromaticI’ve been taking more and more black and white photos lately, and this one comes from my own backyard. I’ve been wanting to shoot this huge flower against my back fence for weeks before it goes away, as it does every year.

After I shot it, it didn’t convey my original feeling of awe, so I converted it to black and white during post-processing. I feel it has the sense I originally had now.

Can you tell what color the flower was?

Sunset Silhouette

After taking my new 24mm pancake lens out last night to the south end of Siesta Beach, I walked away without much to write home about; there wasn’t a ton of proper subjects at that section, and we had a completely cloudless sky.

As we walked behind a section of sea grasses on our way back to the parking lot, I turned towards the water and found this wonderfully colored and contrasted scene. It always seems that when you think there’s nothing worth shooting, a situation like this presents itself.

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Something Green

I’m doing a 30 Day photo challenge on Facebook (those things are great for giving your creativity a kick in the butt), and yesterday’s entry was supposed to be for something green. Although the pic I took on my iPhone wasn’t dominated by green, I was really happy with the way it turned out.

By the way guys, if you are on the fence about the iPhone 6 Plus…..go ahead and slip off on that side…I had my reservations at first but the phone and the camera are FANTASTIC. This photo was taken on my 6 Plus, with a bit of post-processing help from the Camera+ app for contrast.

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