I went out into the park to scout a location for some macro photography of the blooming cactus flowers and decided I’d stay for the sunset. Here are a couple of the HDR images from the early evening.
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.
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.
This female humming bird was busily building her nest on this mid February afternoon next to a path in the Phoenix Botanical Gardens.