Monday, December 17, 2007

Big Eyes

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 135mm, 1/40s, f5.6, & ISO 640

Friday, December 14, 2007

Gonna get wet

The family paddeling on the Amazon is about to get drenched in an afternoon shower. After the downpour, the temperature feels like it drops 20 degrees (f). Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 24mm, 1/400s, f10, & ISO 1000.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


We gave each child in vacation Bible school a polaroid of themselves. I think some of them had never seen their own photo.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 32 mm, 1/125s, f5/6, & ISO 1000

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Waiting Patiently

We were in between activities at vacation Bible school. This young fellow sat quietly waiting.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 76mm, 1/125s, f5.6, and ISO 1000

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mom, son, and daughter

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 135mm, 1/200s, f5.6, & ISO 1000

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


From the look on his face, this gentleman appeared to have a lot on his mind.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 90mm, 1/40s, f5.3, ISO 400. B/W conversion using Capture NX.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Dentist

Kids in Brazil don't like the dentist any better than kids in South Carolina. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 170mm, 1/320s, f5.6, & ISO 1000

Monday, December 03, 2007

Waiting Room

This young man was awaiting to see one of the doctors in our clinic. You won't find any year old copies of magazines here. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 55mm, 1/320s, f9, ISO & 1000

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Village

This is the village where we worked. We set up a medical & dental clinic and saw aver 500 patients. The weather reminds me a lot of South Carolina in August. Most afternoons the heat and moisture would form clouds and we'd have a downpour.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 18mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 200. Converted to b/w with Capture NX.

Friday, November 30, 2007

On the beach

A few weeks ago I was in Brazil on a trip with my church to minister to folks on the Amazon River. I was able to take a good many portraits of kids and their parents. This young man's family lived in a house boat tied up at a sand bar on the river. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 180mm, 1/250s, f5.6, & ISO 640

Monday, September 24, 2007

Southerlin Road

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 40mm, 1/60s, f14, & ISO 640

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Monarch Munch

It must be that time of year, because these fat Monarch caterpillars devoured the leaves on these flowers.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 130mm, 1/160s, f5.6, & ISO 200

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Orange Camouflage

Yes, I understand its a bit of an oxymoron. But if you were the Gulf Fritillary butterfly with the job of pollinating these orange flowers without getting eaten by a bird, I think orange would be your color.

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 18-200 at 200mm, 1/320s, f5.6, & ISO 200.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


I have been wanting to learn to do formal portraits for some time now. A friend from work loaned me a nice backdrop, I found a very patient model, and here we go.
Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-200, at 44mm, 1/20s, f4.5, & ISO 400 with some help from Capture NX & PhotoShop Elements.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Country Road

After a week of hundred degree temps & hazy skies, we finally had some good clouds. The Hayes Star Ranch is a beautiful place.
Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-200mm, polarizer at 18mm, 1/100s, f13, ISO 200.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thank You SCIway!

A big thank you to the folks at for listing ChickenBog.US in their August newsletter and their list of South Carolina blogs. SCIway (pronounced sky-way) is largest internet directory for all things South Carolina.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Pipevine Swallowtail

This butterfly was constantly flapping. It kinda reminded me of a cross between a hummingbird and Darth Vader. (South Carolina Botanical Garden)
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm, polarizing filter at 120mm, 1/250s, f5.6, ISO 200.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mama's daylily

Stick out your tongue and say ahh
Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm, & +4 close up filter at 1/8000s, f1.8, & ISO 200

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Prey & Hunter

The fly observes his enemy, the lizard on the hydrangea.
Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm, & +4 close up filter at 1/1250s, f1.8, & ISO 200

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cool Blue

Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm, & +4 close up filter at 1/125s, f10, & ISO 200

Monday, July 23, 2007


It was a peaceful Sunday morning on the Waccamaw. No heat, no wind, and best of all... no bugs. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120 at 24mm, 1/60s, f10, ISO 200

Saturday, July 21, 2007


You know, the fiery halo around the edge of the sun (flower).
Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm, & +4 close up filter at 1/50s, f14, & ISO 200

Monday, July 16, 2007


Who says overcast skies are dull?
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 50mm at 1/40s, f14, & ISO 200

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Chrysanthemum Cluster

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 40mm, f29, 4s, ISO 200

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Blackberry Season

I found these sweet berries growing on a ditch bank outside of Tygerville.
Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm, & +4 closeup at 1/200s, f7.1, & ISO 400

Monday, June 18, 2007

Rosebay Rhododendron

I got a new toy, a set of set of close up filters, so I had to try them out. Sunday afternoon while I was hiking at Jones Gap State Park, I found some late blooming rhododendrons. (rhododendron maximum)
Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm, & +4 close up filter at 1/200s, f5.6, & ISO 400

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Base hit

James Simmons of the Augusta Green Jackets, watches the dancing pitch against the Greenville Drive. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm at 270mm, 1/40s, f10, & ISO 200

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mother & Child

Nikon D70 & 50mm, 1/60s, f1.8, & ISO 400

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Little Feet

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 50mm at 1/640s, f1.8, & ISO 400

Sunday, June 03, 2007

My new buddy

This young man was born only a couple weeks ago. His parents are friends from church. My new Nikkor 50 d works great in low light
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 50mm at 1/1000s, f1.8, & ISO 400

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Yellow Field

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 50mm, 1/160s, f10, & ISO 200

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Big Old Oaks

The live oaks cover the Low Country of South Carolina and the church yard of Old Sheldon Church, Gardens Corner, SC
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 38mm, 1/8s, f22, & ISO 200

Monday, May 14, 2007

Old Sheldon Church

This old church was burned by the British in 1779 and by Sherman in 1865. Its a beautiful ruin. It must have been a beautiful church. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 29mm, 1/8s, f25, & ISO 200

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Gotta Fly

I had a great time at the First Coast Birding & Nature Festival and I plan to return next year. That's all from St Augustine.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm at 80mm, 1/200s, f9, & ISO 400

Monday, May 07, 2007

Show Off Redux

Which one do you like better: color or black & white?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Royal Terns

Are these birds cool or what? (sterna maxima)
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm, 1/320s, f5.6, & ISO 200

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Supper Run

It was late afternoon on the beach at Anastasia State Park. This shore bird was running back to the beach to enjoy his crab dinner. I think this is an Eastern Willet. Please confirm if you can.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm, 360mm, 1/80s, f9, & ISO 400

Monday, April 30, 2007

Silly Bird

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 120mm, 1/100s, f11, & ISO 200

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Look At Me

This Snowy Egret (egretta thula) is trying to attract a mate by showing off its feathers. Does it remind you of Kramer from Seinfeld?
Nikon D70 &Nikkor 80-400mm at 310mm, 1/160s, f5.3, & ISO 200

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Show Off

This Great Egret (ardea alba) mom, shows off her plumes as she builds a nest at St Augustine Alligator Farm.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm at 200mm, 1/200s, f5.3, & ISO 200

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Tricolored Heron

The beaks on these birds are a freaky blue and their red eyes are weird. I wonder if Edgar Allen Poe ever wrote a story about them. I saw this wild egretta tricolor at the St Augustine Alligator Farm.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm at 310mm, 1/160s, f5.3, & ISO 200

Friday, April 20, 2007

White Ibis

Sunday was very stormy at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Most of the wading birds were huddled down in the canals and behind wind breaks. Eudocimus albus
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm at 330mm, 1/60s, f11, & ISO 200

Friday, April 13, 2007

Cattle Egret

I am at the First Coast Birding & Nature Festival in St Augustine. There are an amazing number of birds & photographers here. I took this at the St Augustine Alligator Farm. The name sounds kind touristy, but they have a rookery as well. We could get to within a couple feet of some nests. (Bubulcus ibis)
Nikon D70 & 80-400mm at 300mm, 1/250s, f5.3, & ISO 200

Monday, April 09, 2007

Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Looks like he perched on a can of yellow paint ;-)
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 80-400mm at 340mm, 1/160s, f5.6, & ISO 200

Friday, April 06, 2007

Tulip Crop

What a pun!
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 95mm, 1/25s, f20, & ISO 200

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Turkey Trot

I had been taking some vertical motion blur pics and the camera was still set for long exposures. As I was driving back to town, I saw three young turkeys walking across a pasture. When they saw my truck, they picked up the pace. Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 120mm, 1/15s, f10, & ISO 200

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tulip Patch

At Brook Green Gardens, I think they have planted a bazillion bulbs
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 120mm, 1/320s, f5.6, & ISO 200

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Decatur First United Methodist Church
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm & 29mm, 1/125s, f14, & ISO 200

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Back In Time

I got an education today at Walnut Grove Plantation. I watched as a blacksmith made an 18th century coat hook. He was very patient with all my questions.
Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 65mm, 1/100 sec, f5.3, & ISO 800

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Daffodil patch

Nikon D70 & Nikkor 24-120mm at 66mm, 1/500s, f5.3, & ISO 400

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder... Sunday afternoon at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, they were all over the place (Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis)
Nikon D70 & 80-400mm at 360mm, 1/1250s, f5.6, & ISO 400