Wednesday, October 31, 2018


I passed by several houses with Halloween decorations, but this house stood out. I like the bright green skeleton on the swing and the brown skeletons sitting on the chairs in the background. After this Halloween house, I will continue with a fall theme. As fall comes yellow and red colors take the place of green on the trees and leaves begin to fall. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Leafy Green

After posting several pictures about lizards, one of my friends sent me this picture. I really like it. I like the contrast between the purple and green, and the different colors of green between the lizard and leaves. The lighter shade of green in the lizard help it stand out against the dark green and the purple leaves. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pumpkin Stare

The last lizard I saw was this one. It was on a bumpy pumpkin and like the others, was staring at something. It was hard to get this high definition of focus because of how small the lizard was. I took hundreds of pictures just trying to get the perfect one. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Over Looking

Another member of this lizard family was on a leaf. Like the last picture, I wanted to get as close as I could. I chose this picture because of its clarity and detail on the lizard. There is a very sharp focus on the lizard which I really like. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Little Lizard

At the little pumpkin patch, there were several different lizards. There were two big one and a least one smaller one. I tried to get level with this smaller lizard and have its head be sticking into the air. While I wish the camera was a little lower, I still like the angle of this picture. The lizard also helped me by turning its head towards me and raising it just over the flowers.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fall Plants

The little pumpkin patch had all types of pumpkins and several other plants. These included the white flowers in the left side of the picture and the peppers in the top right of the picture. There was also corn and many other types of seasonal fall flowers. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pumpkin Patch

One house that I traveled by had a small patch of pumpkins and other fall plants in front of it. I was taking pictures of the plants when I saw this lizard then two others. I wanted to get the closest and most focused picture of the lizard. I also wanted to have the other festivee plants in the background since it is fall. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Roadside Stop

On the side of the road was this grey bird. I started taking pictures of him in the sandy grass, but it was too hard to see it. So, I waited for it to move onto something with a different color so it would stand out more. It went onto the road to eat a tree nut that had fallen and that's when I took this picture. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Look Out

High in a tree, was this squirrel. It was looking out from the tree and at me. I believe it thought of me as a threat, so it wanted to stay away from me. I tried to get as close as I could before it ran away. This was my last shot before I was too close. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Blue Jay

At the pool of water, there were also blue jays. I couldn't get close enough to the blue jay because it flew away whenever I was within around 40 feet of it. I chose this picture because I like how the bird is just staring at me. I also like it because the water is mostly in focus and the bird is in perfect focus. 

Friday, October 19, 2018


I was watching some birds around a pool of water when one flew into this tree. It stayed there for a few minutes, before flying back to the water. Right as it left the tree, I started taking pictures of it. I am surprised how most of the bird is still in focus. It took off very fast, but I had my shutter speed high enough that it is mostly in focus. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018


This squirrel was hunting for some food when I found it. There was some cloud cover, so my shutter speed wasn't as high as I would have liked it to be. This meant that my pictures were blurry and not in focus. I normally like my pictures in focus, but I like this picture when it isn't in focus. It helps show that the squirrel is moving and hunting for some acorns. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Macro Photography

Close-up pictures like this one, are macro photography pictures. Pictures that have a small object fill the frame. The problem with macro photography of animals, is they get scared of you. As you move closer, they feel threatened, so they move away. For this picture, I wanted to have the butterflies in a very sharp focus with the background blurred. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


As fall hurries in after summer, the plants and animals become harder to find. The leaves fall off and some animals try to stay warm. One of the good things about winter is it makes bird spotting easier. One of my favorite birds, one that I don't take many pictures of, is the bluebird. They don't migrate for the winter and since the trees have no leaves on them, it makes them easier to find and take pictures of. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monarch Butterfly 

On the same flower as the other butterflies, there was this monarch butterfly. I like the colors on it. It has a dark background with lighter circles. The circles on the butterfly are supposed to look like eyes to scare away birds from eating it. 

Saturday, October 13, 2018


On a theme of capturing animals that need flowers, I found this butterfly. Like the fly, it took several attempts before I could get a perfect focus on the butterfly. I like how the head is off of the flower. It helps define the head and give detail to it. 

Friday, October 12, 2018


Not long into my bike trip, I found this water fountain in front of a house. It was incredibly sunny that day, so it was easy for me to increase the shutter speed. I  set the shutter speed on the highest it could go, and I started taking pictures. I chose this picture because of the bubbles in the water and the big bubble on the middle left side of the picture. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pumpkin Season

As October begins, so do the Halloween decorations. I want to try to get a night picture of a pumpkin. One with a carved face and a candle inside. Have the candle lit and have a long exposure on it. Hopefully, the picture will catch the movement of the candle and make a very interesting picture. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Little Fly

Near the bees that were on the flowers, was this small fly. I wanted to get level with the fly so I could get the best shot. The problem with being flat with the fly, was the focus points become a lot smaller. From this picture, we can see a very focused line, then everything else is out of focus. It took many tries to try to get the perfect focus, but I was able to. 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Summer Shower

After a brief but powerful summer storm, this leaf was covered in rain drops. I chose this leaf because the drops have different colors on them. Some have a blue tint and others are more yellow. I believe that this is from the sun and how it is shining on the drops. The more sun that shines on the drops, the more yellow it is. The less sun, the bluer the drops are. 

Monday, October 08, 2018

Banana Flower

On a bike ride in Texas, I saw this bright yellow flower. If a banana was a flower, I think this would be what it might look like. It is a tall and skinny bright yellow flower that comes from a green stem. I wonder how it tastes, probably not as good as a banana.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Bush Man

In the shrub part of the flower, there was this green lizard. I like how in focus it is. You can see the individual scales on the lizard. I wish I had the head in a little more focus, but it still is interesting to see a lizard this close up.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Buzzing Around

Near the first pink tree, I found this grove of flowers. In the beginning, there were no bees. After waiting for a minute, many bees came to the flowers. I took 300 pictures trying to capture the perfect picture.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Hidden Flowers

As the Seattle series ends, we return back to Texas. In Texas, there are many flowers and trees still blooming. One of the trees was this bright pink color. I couldn't get a clean shot of the flowers, so I just found the densest part of the front tree and shot through it.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018


The last picture from Seattle is this one. It was a sunny day which made it one of the best. The cloudy picture of downtown Seattle was good but with it sunny, it makes it much better. I made the picture as wide as I could to capture all of Seattle.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Second Wave

I also think this is one of my best pictures. Most everything close to the camera is in focus. The rocks on the beach, the wave, and the droplets from the wave. I took so many of these pictures because this is one of the only places I can take them. Dallas doesn't have a beach or anything like this that I can take a picture from.

Monday, October 01, 2018


This is my second best picture from Seattle. It is a picture that I can almost never get in Dallas but it is also a great picture. You can easily make out the individual water droplets that make up the wave. As the water gets closer the droplets get less and less out of focus. I like this effect because it seems like the wave is splashing into the lens (which it did do a little of).