Understanding Aperture – camera fundamentals

Posted on August 8, 2011 by Tim 2 Comments

This white-lined leaf frog, Phyllomedusa vaillanti, walks along a branch. Shot at f/8 and 1/60 sec with a touch of flash to fill in the colors gives enough depth of field to render the important aspects of the frog sharp but keeps the background vegetation blurry and prevents it from distracting from the frog.   […]

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Desert Life

Posted on June 1, 2011 by Tim 4 Comments

This prickly pear cactus, Opuntia chlorotica, is an common image when deserts are discussed.   And you wouldn’t have a desert without scorpions, this one found crossing the road and quite aggravated by having a large vehicle whizz by over it.   Most people think of deserts as hot dangerous places filled with scorpions, rattlesnakes, […]

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Genus: Smilisca

Posted on May 30, 2011 by Tim No Comments

It’s time for another taxon based entry. I had a hard time picking this one. Mostly because I wanted to do something a little unknown again. I decided to pick the genus Smilisca. It is a relatively small genus of Hylid frog of the Subfamily Hylinae containing just eight species. The most widespread of them […]

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Genus: Urotheca

Posted on April 9, 2011 by Tim 4 Comments

The road up to Rara Avis looking up to the mountains, including the volcano Cacho Negro.   I have made somewhere around 15 trips to Costa Rica. Sometimes strictly as a vacationing tourist, sometimes teaching, sometimes doing herpetological fieldwork, but almost always trying to photograph as I go along. Costa Rica is a fantastic opportunity […]

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