Budder….

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Bud the butterfly…. although it’s probably a moth of some sort, I’ll leave it to the experts to correctly id this guy.  I saw him chillin’ out last week in the parking lot so I took his portrait.

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Falling sky….

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Everyone had been asking me for weeks if I was going to photograph the eclipse, I replied each time… “nope”.

I love science and love nature and well, this seem like something that was up my alley as they say.  However, I am not  a fan of fads or hyped up events and the media has been nuts on this event for months so I decided I would just stand outside like everyone else and look up for a minute or two then get back to work.

That was the plan anyway, until about two hours before it began. At that point I was thinking to myself, “I’ll just shoot something for myself and not tell anyone” but not having planned this event I did not have the proper filtration for my camera. I dug around in my studio and found a few bits and pieces of stuff that I cobbled together that would allow me to attempt a shot or two without frying the camera.

I’m happy enough with what I got, it’s not the classic eclipse photo but I like doing things different and since it’s only for me, it doesn’t really matter anyway.

I did have enough fun playing around that now I want to get the right filters and start playing around shooting the sun… who knows what I might get, maybe one of those “classic” images.  ;-0