A Southern Storm

There a difference when 90 degree heat and humidity get together.   The storms create wild clouds, colors that don’t look natural and lightning thst warns of the onslaught.

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This is almost an hour before sunset!

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Big Picture

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Ok it’s a big picture of an acre and a half.  The Ansel Adams picture doesn’t happen in flat areas.  But biodiversity reigns in this semi-suburbia savannah.   Sixty varieties ans species of trees and shrubs support twenty three full time bird species and about another dozen during the summer.   Snakes under foot.  Frogs singing afternoon till next morning.   Dragonflies and damselflies fight for air supremacy over two ponds.   That snapping turtle you can’t see has been thrown out of pond twice, but walks half mile back. Don’t pay attention to the deer behind the tree.

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But if panoramic view is assignment.   Let’s go to Oregon.   The haystack and the Pacific

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Zinnas

Focusing on front and side lighting.   Rather than actually planting them.   My collection of mini zinnas.   With a couple tiny friends, because bug shots and flowers go together.

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From the side, shadows give some depth.  The little bee makes the flower so much larger.

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Bright light washes out the leaves of half the tray.  And contrasts nicely with the shadow of someone holding camera.