Thursday, October 15, 2009
"Small Jellyfish," April 8, 2008. Nikon D80, Nikkor Macro 60mm lens, f/3.3, ISO 500, 1/50 sec. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Aren't these wacky looking jellyfish? I'll just answer my own question, if you don't mind. Yes, yes they are. By far the wackiest jellyfish I've ever seen.
Posted by Morgan at 9:57 AM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
"Purple Flower," September 12, 2009. Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm lens, f/1.4, 1/250 sec, ISO 100. Kivik, Skåne, Sweden.
My photo titles are so boring. For reals. I'm pretty sure this photo would win a lot more people's hearts and minds if it was entitled something more like, "My Ethereal Grace on the Back Doorstep," or "Balkan Freedom Fighters on the Eve of Ascension Day," or even "Katherine Missed Work Today Because of the Swine Influenza." Something that engages people more than "Purple Flower." That is what the great artists do. They do NOT go with literal titles, I'm quite sure of that. I shall work on it.
Posted by Morgan at 1:18 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
"Birds of Humming and Paradise," August 4th, 2009. Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm lens (at 200mm), f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 320. Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Isn't it the CRAZIEST coincidence that I photographed this bird next a plant that's also named after a bird??? I am freaking out about it. The only thing that I have that might compare is that one time, when I photographed this guy named Jim, holding a gem, and he was also AT THE GYM!!!! When I took that photo... well, let's just say, that was the wildest 5 seconds of my life.
Posted by Morgan at 1:36 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
"Soldiers Night 3," December 19, 2007. Nikon D80, Sigma 15mm fisheye lens, f/2.8, 1/6 sec, ISO 500. Seoul, South Korea.
This is the Korean War memorial in Korea. I've also been to the one in Washington DC, and the Korean one is more impressive. That makes sense, though. I wonder what that star is in the photo? Or maybe it's a planet. Hmmm.
Posted by Morgan at 12:34 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2009
"Very Small Frog 2," August 1st, 2009. Nikon D80, Nikkor 60mm Macro lens, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, ISO 400. Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Hundreds of frog species have gone extinct in the past 20 or so years, and a lot of populations around the world have declined by 95-98% in just the past two or three years. Frogs are an "indicator species," because they're one of the very first animals to die off due to environmental changes. It's like the canary they used to keep in coal mines to warn miners when the air was bad. Frogs are really vulnerable to climate change and pollution. They breath through their skin, so any poisons in the air or water are absorbed right away. Which is a bummer, as you may imagine.
Also, a group of frogs is called an army.
Posted by Morgan at 1:22 AM