Monday, August 20, 2012

Wild Rose Photo
American Lotus Painted Photo Composite
American Lotus Duo-tone

Woodland Sunflower Painted Photo

White Water Lily with some Detail Removed

Here are some Ft Snelling wild flowers from this summer.

Jerry Barnett

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tutorial website

Covers use of shutter speed, iso, aperture, depth of field, post processing etc... Think most of this appplies to DSLR and advanced point and shoots...but it gives a clue on what is going on with all cameras.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Just an FYI for those of you that like to enter photo contests.  Friends of Maplewood Nature sponsors an annual photography/calendar contest.  Pictures must be taken in one of the Maplewood preserves or the Maplewood Nature Center.  The deadline for submission isn't until next April, but they need photos from all seasons for the calendar. Although I know this is the Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club, I imagine that some of you take pictures in other locations on rare occasions...  :)  You can find out more information about the contest at the Friends Group blog : and more information about the Maplewood preserves and where they are located at Feel free to spread the word to other photo enthusiasts!

Thanks - Christa R.

Deer, Horse or Mutant Fly

After looking through my reference books and a quick search on the net, I couldn't find anything that resembled this insect.  Doug sent a few more photos with a little better look at the wings.  Finally I sent the photos to Kao asking if anyone down at the visitor center knew what it was.

Here is what Kao said: The insect is a species of Deer Flies.

One of the things that bothers me is the size, the deer fly is a little larger than a house fly but we'll let Doug comment on that since he's the one that saw it in action.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lotus at the Beach

Thanks to Endel for mentioning the Lotus' are back. Great to see one blooming.