Stephanie & Meatball
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
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.
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
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
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Female Green-crowned Brilliant
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
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
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Mar 7, 2012
Mar 6, 2012
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
Mar 4, 2012
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
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 :-)