Category: Flora

Understanding Aperture – camera fundamentals

Posted on 08/08/11 by Tim 2 Comments
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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 06/01/11 by Tim 4 Comments
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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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Some rainforest vegetation

Posted on 03/28/11 by Tim 6 Comments
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No text for this brief entry. This is a continuation of the plant theme and discussion that I wrote about in the Sani Lodge – The Plants blog entry a few months back. The Caribbean slope of Costa Rica is incredibly rich in plants and subjects. If we hadn’t been catching so many snakes and […]

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