Hummingbird and Flowers


Purple California wild flowers in bloom.

Title: Purple flower in bloom
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Up close photo of pink flowers.

Title: Pink flower petals
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Hummingbird feeding on flowers.

Title: Hummingbird
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 300.0 mm f/2.8


Macro of another pinkish-purple flower.

Title: pinkish-purple flower.
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Yellow pincushion and Bougainvillea


This first picture is a yellow pincushion flower.

Title: Yellow pincushion
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Bougainvillea is a beautiful flower that loves the warm climate of Carpinteria California.

Title: Yellow orange Bugainvillea
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is another photo of bright orange Bougainvillea.

Title: Bright orange Bougainvillea
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Purple Flowers


I will always stop and take a photo of beautiful flowers. I would pick you from the garden.

Title: I would pick you
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: The mouth of a gentle flower.

Title: Purple flowers growing wild.

Santa Barbara Zoo


This is a male African Lion. In the wild male lions live for 10–14 years, in captivity they can live longer than 20 years.

Title: Male African lion
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a female African Lion. Female lions do most of the hunting together in a small group. I love the look on her face in this picture.

Title: Female African lion
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This cat is a beautiful Snow Leopard. This snow leopards name is Zoe and she is a very playful cat.

Title: Snow leopard
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


An up close look at the eye of an Asian Elephant.

Title: Eye of an Asian Elephant
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a Masai Giraffe. Every giraffe has a unique coat pattern, kind of like our fingerprints!

Title: Masai giraffe
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Macro Nature


A macro of bright green clovers. You can still see the morning dew on the clover.

Title: Green clovers
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


A group of small orange mushrooms under a mossy log.

Title: Small orange mushrooms
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Macro of copper tone stonecrop orange succulent flowers.

Title: Copper stonecrop succulent
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Beautiful green fern in the early morning light.

Title: Green fern
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is an amazing Banana slug. This is the second biggest species of slug.

Title: Banana slug
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Channel Islands Day Hike


A close up of the native flowers on the channel islands. The deep blue purple color is beautiful.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The beach in the cove on Anacapa Island is beautiful.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Long native grasses blowing in the ocean breeze.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Arch Rock is on the east end of the island. The long natural bridge is the most notable natural feature of Anacapa Island.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

La Jolla Canyon


I went on a hike in Point Mugu State Park a few weeks after the Camarillo Springs wildfire.

Title: We burn in different ways
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The La Jolla canyon trail was like this the entire hike. All the brush was burned and the ground was covered in ash.

Title: Canyon covered in ash
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Around 24,000 acres between Camarillo and the PCH burned. The mountain was like a moonscape with all the ash everywhere.

Title: Mountain into moonscape
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


A close up of the damage to native trees.

Title: Dead trees
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The is the La Joulla canyon trail head. The fire was so hot the sign burned.

Title: Burned sign
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Starfish Sunset


The tide was low today exposing rocks that are normally under water. The moss on the rocks is a beautiful green color.

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


The sun is halfway covered by the low hanging fog giving the whole sky an orange glow. I love the silhouette’s of the Shorebirds.

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


The patterns the clouds made after the sun fully set was breathtaking. You can still see the rays from the sun in the clouds.

Title: A ray in the clouds
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I found this starfish and wanted to show off its natural shape.

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


I was inspired by the starfish to take a silhouette self portrait.

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

Rose Garden


I love the mission rose garden in Santa Barbara. I went early in the morning with my lensbaby macro kit to take abstract pictures of beautiful roses.

Title: White rose morning dew
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: Lensbaby Macro Kit

Title: Falling red rose petals

Title: Orange rose

Title: Red rosebud

Title: Abstract orange rose

Autumn in Colorado


Aspens look amazing during the autumn. The bright yellow color is taking over the green of the leafs.

Title: Yellow aspens
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


In the late afternoon the mountains cast long shadows. Colorado Springs is beautiful.

Title: Long Mountain shadows
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Colorado forest is so lush and green. I love the shadows created by the clouds in this picture.

Title: Colorado mountain top
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a beautiful purple and white daisy. The blue center of the flower looks amazing next to the soft purple of the flower petals.

Title: Purple white daisy
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This little white daisy is picture perfect. The white flower petals stand out against the dark background.

Title: White daisy
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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