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Nature’s Canopy

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Just one reason I miss Costa Rica, the massive natural canopies! Pura Vida!

Macro Monday | 08-18-14

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Can you tell it was rainy when I photographed this beauty? That’s what happens during rainy season in Costa Rica.

To see other Macro Monday photographs, click here.

Wood Trek Find

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(Two images) Look at the first image and see if you can spot what my son discovered in the woods. Although not the best pictures, I had to be quick. No time for framing!

Did you see it? The bottom image shows the tiny baby snake. I thought it was a worm at first until Ian said “look at the head!” Small as a leaf. Is it a Coral snake? Not sure. But wow, what a spot. Good one, Ian!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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A silhouette of my then 11-year old son, Ian, standing next to the entrance to the Museo Del Oro Precolomeino in San Jose, Costa Rica. This country’s museum has the largest collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts. This was a most interesting place to visit, you would just not believe the craftsmanship – back in the days when there were no tools, only handmade ones. Some pieces were quite tiny, and others were huge. My son had no idea how much these priceless antiquities are worth. I literally had my jaw drop at the beauty. WOW.

To see other interpretations of Silhouette, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

The Hungry Hummingbird

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(Two images) “Mmmmm. Sweet nectar.”

Near Super Moon

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It’s a good thing I practiced taking photographs of the near Super Moon Saturday night (8/9), because the clouds and rain moved in last night. I hooked my camera body to my telescope … and thankfully had a moon filter … and this is the uncropped image. Wow, right?!? It was worth the massive mosquito bites. lol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

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While the front of the fern leaf looks normal, the back looks like it has been sewed on! I discovered this quite unusual texture at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend, just in time for this week’s photo challenge.

To see other interpretations of texture, check out the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge here.

The Butterfly Curlicue

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This butterfly with the cutest curlicue posed long enough for me to capture this image. Taken at La Paz Waterfall in Costa Rica.

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