This is a look back at photos from the last five months of 2022.
“Why five months? Why not six months?”
Well, Bob — if that is indeed your name — I’, not going through this again. If you want an answer, read the intro to the previous post.
Anyway, we continue with a brief — but hopefully worthwhile — look at a sampling of the 2022 photos I snapped using the Nikon D7500 camera.
“So, like, are these the best photos of the year?”
This is a look back at photos from the first seven months of 2022.
“Why seven months? Why not six months?”
Well, Bob — if that is indeed your name — I have 56 photos and wanted to split them into two posts, and it just happened that the first 28 photos cover the months of January through July of 2022.
“But you could have just processed a few more on this first half, no?”
. . . everyone’s a critic . . . Yes, I could have, but I didn’t set out with a particular number in mind. Fifty-six is what I had in the end, and fifty-six is what I’m working with.
“So, like, are these the best photos of the year?”
This a short post, mainly to test whether the “Like” implementation worked.
One morning in late September, when I went out to feed the birds, I noticed three bugs on the screen door.
Here’s the first . . .
The name might seem odd to new subscribers, but the title will make sense to long-time subscribers because I’ve done one of these before . . . this is a post about future posts that will show past stuff.
I mentioned in the last post that I aim to change (reduce) the number of ‘reminder to vote’ posts. I also aim to reduce the number of blogs I subscribe to. That process will be painful, but many of the blogs I’m currently following I originally did so because of something that was useful or interesting to me, and — for some blogs — that has changed to just being a habit without much benefit.
I rather follow fewer bloggers and have meaningful interaction than follow a lot of bloggers and have interactions equivalent to a nod you give a stranger as you pass them on the street.
. . . and yes, I expect I’ll lose some followers who will either be upset I unsubscribed, or will forget about me because they’ll no longer see me on their blogs. Again, meaningful engagement is the key, and even then, I want more time to do my own thing, and right now I’m keeping up with too many blogs (if I subscribe, I read the blogs), and that means I often can’t do justice to all the blogs I’m following.
. . . it’s gonna be tough, I tell you what.
Anyway, on to future past stuff . . .
So, I have a lot of photos I’d like to share. Some are new, like the above.
“What is it?” you ask.
For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.
For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button at the top-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.
If you want the full experience, keep reading.
So, a few days ago I posted this preview photo:
That’s a rather large (2.5″ – 3.0″) Two-striped Grasshopper. You can read about them HERE<<link and HERE<<link. .
Reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories is not a black and white matter . . . but monochrome versions of the Virginian Tiger Moth are nearly so (they also have gray).
I just realized the deadline for closing the vote is nearing (Sunday, noon) and I’ve yet to start on my “O” story (and no, I’m not planning on a riff on The Story of O<<link). I mean, the reasearch alone could take years.
Readers, on the other hand, if they’ve not already done so — could read the stories in about a half-hour, and then cast a vote for their favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge N-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link
So, Virginian Tiger Moth<<link was showcased yesterday . . .
A number of long-time readers aren’t partial to monochrome (and some prefer it) but in this case, monochrome seems to bring out more of the details without blowing other details away . . .
Moths don’t care much for the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories. That I know of, no moths have voted for any of the stories. All they do is hang around on screen doors . . . waiting to be photographed.
Readers, on the other hand, if they’ve not already done so — could read the stories and cast a vote for their favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge N-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link
So, Virginian Tiger Moth<<link . . .
For some reason, despite it not moving much, I had a heck of a time photographing it . . . I suppose I should have gotten the tripod and done it proper justice . . .
More Nikon D7500 photos shot here and there and other places some of which are near here or there or other places.
We have two pots of these flowers. We like them.
These are all shot around our house using the Nikon D7500 and either the 70-300mm kit lens or the 105mm macro lens. Most of them, at the full zoom.
Actually, these next two shots were an experiment of sorts; same ISO and same zoom, with default aperture for the respective lenses; one is the 70-300mm kit lens shot at 200mm zoom, and the other is the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. See if you can tell them apart without peeking at the data.