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The Dead Wood Project: The Living and the Dead

The Dead Wood Project: The Living and the Dead

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L @ f/18, 24mm, 1/50 sec., ISO 200, 02/26/16 @ 16:49 local time

This is an image that started out as a part of the ‘Dead Wood Project’, but turned into a whole new image as I looked further to the surrounding Joshua Tree landscape.  This is a stitched image containing 12 frames displaying juxtaposed nature, the living Juniper, hidden by the rock formation and the dead standing tall on the top.

Here is a humming bird resting in between feedings on the flowering Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla).  This little gal spent a bunch of time posing for me both in flight and perched.

Humming Bird Perched by Calliandra eriophylla

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 S @ f/10, 600mm, 1/2500 sec., ISO 3200, 03/23/16 @ 13:07 local time

Joshua Tree February Sunset

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L @ f/18, 40mm, HDR 1/4 to 1/30 sec., ISO 100, 02/26/16 @ 20:00 local time

Finally, I’m back in Joshua Tree National Park.  It’s so good to be shooting here again.  I’ll take any sunset, here, I can get.  I’ve been away for too long.  This year is going to be a spectacular year for Joshua Tree blooms and wild flowers, so we’ll get to see some exciting images from the Park.

Owl Butterfly

Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 180 f/2.8 Macro @ f/5.6, 180mm, 1/200 sec., ISO 1250, 12/22/15 @ 17:42 local time

This Owl Butterfly was shot at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in their fantastic butterfly display featuring hundreds of butterflies with desert plants. If you have the opportunity, during the winter and spring season to visit admission to the butterfly enclosure is only $3.00 after you have entered the park.

Sunset at the Salton Sea

Yesterday afternoon and evening was a fantastic day at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. If you are ever traveling through the Palm Springs area and have an afternoon free this is one place to defiantly put on the list for a visit. Here is an image from sunset.

Sunset at the Salton Sea

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4 L @ f/18, 80mm, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, 10/21/15 @ 19:23 local time

Here are a couple of the bird images shot through the afternoon and during the sunset.

Dinner for the Birds

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 S @ f/6.3, 600mm, 1/1000 sec., ISO 320, 10/21/15 @ 17:28 local time