Flowers & Butterflies & Contests & More

Google+ Contests

I’ve gotten contest happy… the first one went really really well, the second one went really really well (it finishes judging today… if you haven’t voted yet, you have until 1700 GMT!), and a third one is already in the queue. I was going to wait a month, but I have a very cool prize from a very anxious vendor, so we’re gonna kick the next one off in less than a week, with the actual contest a week later. Stay tuned!

Congratulations to the winners of the first contest, +Sarrah Kaliski, +Mark Hebblewhite and an honorable mention to +Tarah Gaa. Jump here to see their winning images.

Weekend Fun

All this time spent running photo contests, and I’ve barely been picking up the camera myself! So I got out from behind the desk today and spent an hour hiking around the Oredson Todd Woods right behind my house here in Oregon, armed with a 100mm macro and a ringlight. Lovely stuff… every shot here is handheld, high-speed sync.

Click on this first photo to open up the larger gallery.

Butterfly @ Aug 2011 | Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III & 100mm ƒ/2.8 Macro @ ISO 160, ƒ/6.3, 1/2000