Blooming trees, singing birds, warm sunshine… All these things are integral parts of one of the most beautiful seasons of the year – spring. Photographer Sue Hsu perfectly conveys this mood in her beautiful and colorful bird photos. Sue Hsu is a line dance instructor and she says that photography is her hobby and biggest passion.
Posts Tagged ‘nature photography’
The Cano Cristales or ‘River of Five Colors’ in Sierra de la Macarena, Colombia literally blooms at the end of the rainy season. When both the water level and current decreases, an endemic aquatic plant called Macarenia Clavigera fills the river with a deep pink hue which protects the plant from solar radiation.
“Faerieland” is a dark fairytale, still being conceived, built, cast & shot four years after its inception. The idea and inspiration for this board came in 2010 while I was out one day walking in the woods with my dogs. During that walk, my cell phone’s camera began going off without being pushed. I didn’t look at my camera until later on that evening but when I did, I found a bright white picture of what looked like a fairy or pixie flying across the screen. | I used that accidental image as my inspiration for the following series. | To date, Faerieland has been shot on the balconies of NYC to a farm amidst Midwestern Fields to the Rainforest in the PNW of the USA. The youngest subject to date was 10 years old & the eldest was 82 a few months before she passed away. | The story in its entirety, including many images of the landscapes of the realm, hidden faces I place throughout many of my pieces & each character’s story, can be found within the album on my facebook fanpage of “Bottle Bell Photography”
I remember playing with caterpillars as a kid and if memory serves me correct, they were cute and cuddly.. like something right out of a Pixar movie. These larval creatures are a pure horror show and most pack a destructive punch that goes right in stride with their physical makeup.
How deep does one have to go into the forest to find these critters? I’ve watched most episodes of every “survivor guy” show and have yet to see anything resembling some of these creepy crawlers.
And by the way, is there anything else on earth that goes from fright-fest to stunning beauty as it gets older? I can’t imagine Miss America looking like Buddy Hackett at 3 years of age.
Sebastião Salgado is one of the most famous and respected photojournalists working today. He was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, Brazil. Salgado studied economics, but after going to business trips to Africa, in 1973 he switched to photography.
Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes, he is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States.
“I hope that the person who visits my exhibitions, and the person who comes out, are not quite the same,I believe that the average person can help a lot, not by giving material goods but by participating, by being part of the discussion, by being truly concerned about what is going on in the world.” – says photographer.
You will never look at pigeons the same again after seeing British photographer Richard Bailey’s latest work. A tribute to Charles Darwin, “Darwin’s Pigeons” features stunning photographs of 50 types of fancy pigeons bred specially for shows, fairs and livestock exhibits. The shoot took place in a professional studio where the birds strutted their stuff and showed off their best plume for the camera.
As a photographer with a curiosity for how things work, macro photography has always interested me. Flowers, insects, water droplets all reveal inner workings of the world around me. Snowflakes are the best possible example of this: beautiful ice crystals that form in the sky, with directly observable physics to explain how and why they grow into the beautifully unique shapes.
My photography often takes me to the extremes of perception – from star trails to infrared images. However, the tiny scale at which snowflakes exist offers its own unique challenges. In order to create these images that showcase reflective surfaces and interesting colours, snowflakes need to be photographed on an angle. This means that I can only get a tiny slice of focus at a time, and usually need to combine between 30-50 images of the same snowflake at different points of focus to get the entire crystal sharp.
I’m not a scientist, but these enigmatic snowflakes offer me a glimpse at the underlying mechanics of our world. I’m sure they’ll bring out the childhood curiosity in everyone. There’s a book, too.
The great outdoors is irresistibly attractive to millions, perhaps even billions of us; city highways are often clogged with weekenders heading out of the city to spend the weekend out in nature. Finnish nature photographer Joni Niemelä is drawn by the little things – although he loves taking it all in, he has a fantastic attention to details, making beautiful nature photographs that focus on the details he finds in the woods.