Mar 27, 2012

"We're going with you!"

"We're going with you!" by Megan Lorenz
"We're going with you!", a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Charlie & Mack

Take Me With You...

Take Me With You... by Megan Lorenz
Take Me With You..., a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Mousepad & Neoprene Laptop Sleeve in various sizes - Can't wait until mine gets here!

Mar 26, 2012

Pug-tona 500

Pug-tona 500 by Megan Lorenz
Pug-tona 500, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Zoom Zoom Zoom! There are so many things that I love about Pugs....one of the quirks that any pug owner will recognize is the pug butt tuck run aka "Pug-tona 500" and "The Zoomies".

Charlie is getting on a bit, he turned 8 (gasp) on December 24th but he still runs around like a puppy. So when he started the zoomies during this studio session, I managed to take a few shots when he'd run in front of the strobes.

Crazy Pug.

Don't bug the pug!



Don't bug the pug!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Here's another word for you...

Karma

"I have one word for you..."

Payback.

Mar 19, 2012

Mar 17, 2012

I'm begging you....

I'm begging you.... by Megan Lorenz
I'm begging you...., a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

"Please let me go. I promise I won't tell anybody what you did to me. The stupid headbands and shamrocks will be our little secret!"

Left Left Left Left

Left Left Left Left by Megan Lorenz
Left Left Left Left, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Hmmm...in all the photos I took, this little guy only seems to tilt to the left. My guys tilt both ways so I'm not sure what that's all about. :-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! by Megan Lorenz
Happy St. Patrick's Day!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

My Grandfather was Irish but instead of enjoying the day like he would have with a few good pints of beer (aka sludge)...I opted instead to start editing some of the photo's I took at a recent session :-) No green beer for me.

Poor pug doesn't look impressed, does he?

Mar 15, 2012

Light Me Up

Light Me Up by Megan Lorenz
Light Me Up, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

My absolute favorite of my recent trip to Costa Rica....how cute is he?!!

Mar 14, 2012

Mar 13, 2012

Making Time Stand Still...

Female Green-crowned Brilliant
Costa Rica

Did you know:

With the exception of insects, hummingbirds while in flight have the highest metabolism of all animals, a necessity in order to support the rapid beating of their wings which is around 60 times per second. Their heart rate can reach as high as 1,260 beats per minute. They also consume more than their own weight in nectar each day, and to do so they must visit hundreds of flowers daily. Hummingbirds are continuously hours away from starving to death, and are able to store just enough energy to survive overnight.

Hummingbirds are capable of slowing down their metabolism at night, or any other time food is not readily available. They enter a hibernation-like state known as torpor. During torpor, the heart rate and rate of breathing are both slowed dramatically (the heart rate to roughly 50 to 180 beats per minute), reducing the need for food.

•Hummingbirds have no sense of smell
•Hummingbird hearts beat from 500 to 1,260 times per minute
•Hummingbirds are only found in North, Central and South America
•Hummingbirds visit 2,000 to 5,000 flowers a day
•Hummingbirds can consume twice their weight daily
•Their color is produced by refraction of light, not by pigment
•Their average speed is 45 miles per hour
•Their tongues are twice the length of their bills
•In addition to nectar, hummingbirds eat insects for protein
•Hummingbirds cannot walk, only perch
•Hummingbirds fly only 20% of the time

Mar 12, 2012

Pura Vida!

Pura Vida! by Megan Lorenz
Pura Vida!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

I think I visited the right areas on my trip...because once I knew where to look, it was easy to find two species of Dart Frogs (and various species of Leaf Frogs). So easy in fact...that I almost stepped on a couple of males that were fighting on the first morning I was there!

Mar 11, 2012

Golden Eyes

Golden Eyes by Megan Lorenz
Golden Eyes, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Golden-eyed Leaf Frog
Costa Rica

Mar 10, 2012

Tanager

Tanager by Megan Lorenz
Tanager, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Crimson-collard Tanager
Costa Rica

Mar 9, 2012

Rainforest

Rainforest by Megan Lorenz
Rainforest, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

If this isn't Paradise, I don't know what is!

Songbird

Songbird by Megan Lorenz
Songbird, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Summer Tanager
Costa Rica

Mar 7, 2012

Green

Green by Megan Lorenz
Green, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

This is easily one of my favorite photos from Costa Rica....a male Gaudy Leaf Frog just before he jumped.

Mar 6, 2012

Masked

Masked by Megan Lorenz
Masked, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Masked Tree Frog in Costa Rica.

I'd never seen one before this trip....beautiful frogs - I love their markings. I "think" this is a male because the green is more vivid than a few of the others that I found.

Mar 5, 2012

Honeycreeper

Honeycreeper by Megan Lorenz
Honeycreeper, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

I've always loved these birds...nice to see a few wild, not in an aviary.

Female Green Honeycreeper, Costa Rica

Mar 4, 2012

Ribbit In The Rainforest

Ribbit In The Rainforest by Megan Lorenz
Ribbit In The Rainforest, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Costa Rica has something for everyone...beach goers, adventure seekers, nature lovers and photographers. I had a fantastic trip and loved the startling differences between the regions that we visited. I went for the frogs...but found so much more and can't wait to go back.

I met some of the nicest people and have to thank Alexander, David and Jonathan for all their help and hospitality.

Mar 1, 2012

Hover

Hover by Megan Lorenz
Hover, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Violet Sabrewing
Costa Rica

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day! by Megan Lorenz
Happy Leap Day!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

I know I've been quiet for a while, haven't had much time to edit/upload photos...having a great time on this trip and have been too busy shooting!

Taken at night...pitch black and using creative lighting techniques - flashlights :-)