Magnolia Bloom


I have been photographing magnolias lately. I had never seen one before I came to the coast. I did not edit this photo except to crop it.


Blue Butterfly


I took this photo several years ago at the Calaway Gardens Butterfly conservatory. I was attracted to the way the light shone through the butterfly’s wings highlighting their brilliant color and delicacy.

I shot the photo using a 38 – 380mm zoom at f/4 and 1/32s.
In photoshop elements I cropped it and adjusted the contrast slightly to show the veins in the wings in the light colored areas.