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The Cygnet’s Version of the Snoopy Dance (Part II)

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Yes, this is last year’s cygnet, to tide you over ’til I get this year’s photos batched.

The Cygnet’s Version of the Snoopy Dance (Part II)
23 June 2010
Cranberry Marsh, Westhampton Beach, NY

The Moon Before the Eclipse

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The Moon Before the Eclipse

Before the last lunar eclipse, I went out and got my camera and tripod all set up so when it actually happened, I’d be ready for the perfect shot. Of course, the best laid plans of mice and men… Two hours later, clouds ruined all that preparation. I went out every few minutes, hoping that all the cloud cover would give way, but to no avail. The only thing I succeeded in that night was in annoying my housemates with the banging of the screen door.

The Moon Before the Eclipse
21 December 2010
Westhampton Beach, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

Sunset Over the Marshes (Part II)

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Sunset Over the Marshes (Part II)
04 July 2010
Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

The Spider’s Eyes

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Ahh, the first of hopefully many macro shots to come! Of course, I cheated a little and photographed a dead spider (which then served as inspiration to write a little horror story). But in the winter, there’s not too many bugs to be found that are willing to sit around and let me experiment with their pictures.

This is a stacked photo, which means it’s actually a composite of several (sorry, I don’t remember how many) images taken with several, slightly different focuses. With this picture, you can see I’m still learning how to use the stacking software (there is some haloing around the legs that gives it away). I’m also trying to figure out how to light a subject so small — you can see my ring light’s reflection in the spider’s dead eyes, and in the shiny bits of its legs. I think I need to find some way to diffuse the light a bit better. Either that, or break out GIMP and heal out the really obvious light points when I heal out the specks of dirt on my sensor.

The Spider’s Eyes
12 March 2011
Westhampton Beach, NY

The Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Part III)

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The Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Part III)
02 June 2010
Westhampton Beach, NY

Cygnets at the Pond (2010 ed. — Part V)

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Cygnets at the Pond (2010 ed. — Part V)
21 May 2010
Cranberry Bog, Brook Road, Westhampton Beach, NY

Down the Hatch (Part IV)

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Down the Hatch (Part IV)
02 June 2010
Westhampton Beach, NY