Purple summer flowers

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I love flowers, especially purple ones. I managed to find an array of purple flowers at the local market and knew it would look good in my purple vase.

Title: Purple flowers in a vase
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Almost as if it’s directed by the light, these flowers perked right up for this picture!

Title: Purple peonies
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Fluffy, frilly, and vibrant is the best way I would describe this bouquet.

Title: Purple Carnation
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I hope you enjoyed this set as much as I did, especially with all the shades of purples that are presented.

Title: Bright purple carnation
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Velella AKA sea raft

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I’d like you all to meet Velella, better known as sea rafts. It is said that these hydrozoans float on the ocean and are not visible until they make it onto land.

Title: Blue Velella
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A closer look at the Velella shows many shades of blue, gray, and translucence.

Title: Floating sea raft
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

If you look close enough, you will see the most intense detail on such a small life form.

Title: Velella up close
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Next time you are on the beach, take a closer look and see if you can spot the Velella.

Title: Colors of a sea raft
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Food love

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Food is the staple of life, but have you ever gotten up close to what we eat? It’s quite interesting to look at various food in macro form.

Title: green asparagus
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Put all your eggs in one basket, because they look good together.

Title: Eggs in a basket
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

While blueberries look quite rustic on the outside, they are juicy and delicious on the inside.

Title: Blueberries
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I found the perfect fruit basket at the thrift store recently and decided to take some pictures of bananas with it, making it look quite enticing.

Title: Bananas in a basket
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Las Vegas TV tour

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I recently took a long weekend trip to Las Vegas. I did a tour of local TV shows like pawn stars, and Dales restoration. I took my lensbaby composer with me and got some cool photos of the sets, I hope you enjoy.

Title: Pawn stars
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Title: Dales restoration
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Title: new york new york hotel
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Title: Excalibur Hotel
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/8

Vintage cameras and feathers

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I enjoy collecting old vintage cameras, so the other day I got a few of them out and took some photo’s of them. I hope you enjoy this little group of still life pictures.

Title: Polaroid
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Purple holga
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Brownie junior camera
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Some feathers that I have collected on my walks.

Title: Bird feathers
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Simple and sweet

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I love fruit and raspberries are some of my favorite. I wanted to show off the bright red color of this raspberry with a close up shot. You can see all the small detail and hairs of this raspberry.

Title: raspberry close up
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This blackberry is actually a dark purple color. Mexico is the world leader in growing blackberries.

Title: Up close with the BlackBerry
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Chocolate and fruit are both sweet delicious treats.

Title: Milk chocolate
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I love baking brownies with this delicious milk chocolate, topping the brownies with fresh raspberries and blackberries and a small scoop of ice-cream is a truly amazing dessert

Title: Chocolate square
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Day 2 of floral still life photo’s

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Continuing on with my creative art, I decided to add a book along with my flowers.

Title: flowers & butterfly book
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This purple flower wraps itself in a way where it looks like swirling waves of nature.

Title: purple swirling flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Red, pink, and purple. This single leaf has many shades of color that could go on forever.

Title: red -pink -purple flower petals
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This leaf is more lean however has just as many colors as the previous one.

Title: purple flower petals
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Still life flower photo’s

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I love creating art that is functional and beautiful, and today I had the idea to really let out my creative side. I had some beautiful flowers from a local fruit stand and one of my favorite butterfly books, creating some simple yet elegant still lifes.

Title: butterfly book and rose
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A mushroom among a bed of flower petals can give off the image of something completely different.

Title: mushroom among flower petals
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

One thing I love about macro photography is all the detail, as most of us really don’t notice the fuzzy nature of flowers until we get really close to them.

Title: up close of underside a flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Facing down, this flower blooms and intrigues with it’s gradient of purple and whites.

Title: purple daisy upside down
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A soft pink Amazing Grace Rose

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I became interested in capturing roses recently, and found this beautiful pink Amazing Grace rose that spoke to me.

Title: Amazing Grace Rose
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Up Close, a rose can look quite different at the right angles as you can the many pedals and shapes.

Title: pink rose petals
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Behind a rose can look just as unique as the front. From stem to pedals, it gives a new view on this popular flower.

Title: Behind the rose
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A pink rose for you, and all of us to enjoy!

Title: Soft Amazing Grace Rose
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Satwiwa Loop hike

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A few months after getting some rain, I decided to travel to the local waterfall to see just how much water there was. This is where I found a tiny California tree frog floating around the pond near the Satwiwa waterfall.

Title: floating frog
Location: Newbury Park, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

This little California tree frog was quite surprised to see me with my big camera, but luckily stayed still long enough to get a good shot.

Title: California chorus frog
Location: Newbury Park, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

In a different contrast is the plant life of this local waterfall, which includes Aspidotis californica ferns.

Title: Aspidotis californica
Location: Newbury Park, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Out in the sun is this bright yellow Chocolate Daisy, is known for is chocolate-like scent.

Title: Chocolate Daisy
Location: Newbury Park, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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