Something gory from our backyard – a California Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis lateralis) caught a lizard. The lizard of course dropped/lost its tail (a normal defense mechanism) and the snake had a pretty good grip on it, but the lizard was still pretty alive, writhing and fighting as much as possible. When the snake tried to get the lizard re-aligned towards its mouth in order to swallow it, the lizard got away. Good for the lizard (its tail will grow back), bad for the snake. Maybe the lizard was just too big for the snake to swallow. Continue reading “Striped Racer vs Lizard”
Some cellphone photos from a trip to Death Valley with my friend Peter, in February. I previously shared some of these on social media, and then always find it a waste to let them disappear there after a few days or sometimes just minutes, so here they are, preserved in a little more organized manner. Continue reading “Death Valley By Phone”
A collection of cellphone photos that I made in December 2017 and posted to social media here and there. They were all captured as raw data with Lightroom Mobile (aka Lightroom CC) on my iPhone 7 Plus, and processed in Lightroom as well.
A collection of cellphone photos that I made in November 2017 and posted to social media here and there. They were all captured as raw data with Lightroom Mobile (aka Lightroom CC) on my iPhone 7 Plus, and processed in Lightroom as well.
I bought a little 10x magnification hand lens for nature observation – and of course I had to put it in front of the phone camera’s lens to see how that would work. It produces some sort of quirky Lensbaby-like close-up/macro photos. Nothing serious, but fun to play with. 🙂 Gallery with eight photos: Continue reading “Hand Lens Macros”
…Gin and Tonic time! Continue reading “Summertime…”