Tag: macro

Nudi!

I love nudibranchs. Very tiny, hard to find, hard to photograph, and full of so many crazy colors when you get the photo right. I could spend a whole dive getting a good shot but normally have to move one after taking a few pics. Some would call this a sea slug, but I think the proper name for this one, Dermatobranchus Ornatus, rolls of the tongue much better!

Nudi!


All in the Details

Taking in all of the details and patterns is comforting, don’t you think?

All in the Details


Slug on a Stick

I found this banana slug just sliding around the floor of the redwood forest. He can’t really see, just detect light and movement, which might explain why he thought it was a good idea to go over this stick but ended up searching around in the air for his next move.

Slug on a Stick


Sliding Into Summer

Last week was all about winter and this week is all about summer! This caterpillar knows all about the change of the seasons. They are taking over our neighborhood right now, but it won’t be long before the seasons change and these guys make a transformation of their own.

Sliding Into Summer


Look but Don’t Touch

This close up underwater shot is of a bearded fireworm. They have amazingly detailed bodies, but all of those little white bristles will sting, so don’t touch!

Look but Don't Touch


Mystery Macro

What does this look like to you? Some type of microbe, a spiny cactus or a sea creature? If you guessed sea creature you’d be correct, and this one isn’t nice at all. It is a crown-of-thorns starfish, and this nasty guy eats the coral reefs. Close up you can see his sharp spikes and understand why most other animals don’t mess with him.

Mystery Macro


Poppin’ Through Spring

A neighbor’s flowers only bloom in the spring, but when they do they really go big!

Poppin' Through Spring


Nice Chompers!

Look at those pearly whites! I’d hate to have to brush all those crazy teeth, but this whitemouth moray eel doesn’t seem to have an issue keeping them looking sharp. They seem vicious since they are always opening and closing their mouths, but they do that to breathe. This one let me and my camera get quite close for a photo.

Nice Chompers!


Hiking in the Rain

Hiking in the rain can be fun. Sure you get wet. Sure you worry about your photography gear. Maybe you sink your shoes in the mud. You can also be rewarded with not only wildflowers but also raindrops that are well placed on their petals.

Hiking in the Rain


Coastal Succulent

Succulents are all the rage for low maintenance gardens these days, but I’ve never seen one with quite this color combo before! A quick hike at Point Lobos State Park led me to some rocks covered with this stuff. I focused close to it to highlight the contrasting red and blue colors.

Coastal Succulent




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