Barnyard BBS

When you're treading water,
you're getting nowhere.
Which way are you going?
The+main+Christmas+tree+at+Longwood+Gardens.++Yes%2c+it+actually+is+surrounded+by+fountains%2c+and+is+quite+alive.
Some+interesting+flower...+things.++Jessa+took+this+picture+at+Longwood+Gardens.
I+thought+this+flower+was+rather+impressive+looking.++Another+Longwood+Gardens+photo.
Another+photo+of+Jessa%27s+from+Longwood+Gardens.
One+of+my+better+photos...+One+of+the+better+roses+at+Longwood+Gardens.
A+statue+of+a+pekingese+(Chinese+Lion+Dog)+located+at+Longwood+Gardens.
I+thought+that+this+one+was+a+rare+find.++It%27s+amazing+what+your+neighbors+can+grow+when+the+leave+things+go.
A+couple+birds+flying+over+the+North+Coventry+homestead.
The+skyline+over+Diane+and+Walt%27s+homestead+in+North+Coventry.
One+of+the+first+beach+shots+that+I+took+in+Miami.++This+was+just+outside+the+Wyndham+hotel.
One+of+the+trees+near+the+homestead+in+Wilmington.
This+is+the+young+cherry+tree+that+we+planted+in+front+of+the+house.
Jessawick%27s+favorite+magnolia+in+the+front+yard+landscaping.
I+just+liked+this+one.
I+never+thought+I+would+catch+surface-tension+in+action.++This+is+cool.
I+thought+this+tree+was+exceptional.++I+shot+this+in+the+Bellevue+Park+woods+(North+Wilmington).
This+was+taken+in+the+trails+of+Bellevue+Park%2c+in+North+Wilmington.
One+of+the+waterfalls+at+Longwood+Gardens.++I+decided+that+another+trip+was+in+order%2c+with+the+Nikon.
The+Italian+Water+Garden+at+Longwood+Gardens.
This+is+the+same+lion+statue+that+we+photographed+in+the+winter.++Not+as+impressive+as+the+ones+in+the+Forbidden+Palace.
I%27ve+been+working+on+getting+some+really+good+shots+of+bees+in+their+normal+life.++They+are+remarkably+hard+to+shoot%2c+as+they+move+very+quickly.
Longwood+Gardens+has+some+pretty+interesting+stuff.
I+don%27t+know+what+it+is%2c+but+it%27s+impressive+looking.
Lillies%2c+I+think.
I%27ve+been+working+on+getting+some+really+good+shots+of+bees+in+their+normal+life.++They+are+remarkably+hard+to+shoot%2c+as+they+move+very+quickly.
This+is+the+top+level+of+the+belltower+at+Longwood+Gardens.++The+bush+on+the+left+was+great+for+getting+pictures+of+bees+in+motion.
I+really+liked+this+effect.++I+was+standing+at+the+end+of+a+small+island+in+Bellevue+Park+(North+Wilmington).
I+took+this+skyline+at+the+horse-park+near+our+home.++I+thought+it+turned+out+well.
It%27s+somewhat+rare+that+you+stumble+across+a+random+Clydesdale.
This+one+started+out+as+an+evening+shot+of+the+back+yard.++Then+it+took+an+interesting+turn.
This+is+one+of+Jessawick%27s+favorite+roses.++The+planted+them+when+we+first+moved+to+Delaware.
The+Carousel+Park+skyline%2c+after+a+storm.
This+one+was+a+perspective+experiment+at+Longwood+Gardens.
I+liked+this+one%2c+and+Jessa+encouraged+me+to+include+it.
Jessawick+particularly+liked+these.
The+water+lillies+at+Longwood+are+really+spectacular.
Longwood+Gardens+has+a+fruit+section+within+their+greenhouse+section.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+water+lillies.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+water+lillies.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++She+caught+a+dragonfly+on+the+lily+pond.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+water+lillies.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+water+lillies.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+water+lillies.
Another+depth+and+perspective+experiment.
Longwood+has+an+amazing+orchid+section.
Longwood+has+an+amazing+orchid+section.
The+Longwood+bell+tower+looks+a+lot+like+a+medeival+castle.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+exotics+in+the+greenhouse.++I+thought+she+captured+wonderful+perspective.
Jessawick+shot+some+pictures+with+me+at+Longwood+Gardens.++This+is+one+of+the+few+pictures+that+I%27m+actually+visible.++I%27m+usually+taking+the+pictures%3b+not+starring+in+them.
This+is+the+%27Eye+of+Water%27+at+Longwood+Gardens.++I+shot+this+one+totally+manual%2c+at+twilight.++It%27s+an+amazing+fountain.
Sunset+over+Newark%2c+DE.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++The+water+lillies+were+perfect+subjects.
Macro-licious.++Dragonfly+goodness.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++The+water+lillies+were+perfect+subjects.
Another+of+the+Longwood+waterlillies.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++It%27s+amazing+how+close+this+thing+can+focus.
This+is+one+of+the+waterfalls+in+the+Longwood+greenhouse+section.
I+think+it%27s+a+breed+of+pine+tree.++I%27m+certain+it%27s+an+evergreen%2c+at+least.+Macro+goodness.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++This+is+some+crazy+magnification.
The+orchids+are+always+good.++I+was+still+playing+with+the+new+lens.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++This+is+an+extremely+tight+view+of+a+red-whatever-it-is.++Very+rare.
This+one+was+a+combination+macro+shot+and+altered+white+balance.++I+loved+the+color+effect.
I+really+liked+how+this+single+flowering+vine+looked.++All+alone.
Ok.++That%27s+sharp.++Macro+goodness.
I+found+these+fellows+at+the+end+of+the+day.++I+was+just+about+to+leave+for+home%2c+but+I+thought+I+would+get+some+pictures+before+I+left.
Originally%2c+I+just+wanted+to+try+out+the+new+lens%2c+but+this+bee+was+unexpectedly+accomodating.
The+bell+tower+is+always+a+good+picture.
Holly+berries%2c+at+Longwood.
Flower+explorations+at+Longwood.
Another+macro+experiment+at+Longwood.
Water%2c+mid-air.
Another+take+of+the+lion+statues.
In+the+orchid+house.
Night-blooming+water+lilies+aren%27t+found+all+that+often.++In+the+summer+months%2c+you+get+a+chance+to+see+them.
I+found+this+spider+web+on+my+way+back+home%2c+after+the+fountains.
Water+lillies+are+cool.++This+is+the+same+one+from+eariler+in+the+season.
Jessawick+took+pictures+of+the+rain+near+the+water+lillies.
Jessawick+particularly+liked+this+one.++She%27s+getting+pretty+good.
This+one+was+certainly+motivated.++Look+at+the+water%2c+Jessa+was+shooting+in+the+rain.
A+%22Bird+of+Paradise%22+plant.++They%27re+new+to+me%2c+but+Jessa+knows+them.
I+don%27t+know+where+this+was%2c+but+Jessawick+does.
I+liked+this+orchid+(and+bud).
Jessawick+found+one+of+the+vine+clusters+hanging+down+from+the+rafters.
I+don%27t+know+what+the+plant+was%2c+but+Jessa+took+a+great+picture.
Jessawick+found+a+pink+orchid+at+Longwood+Gardens.
Jessawick+caught+one+of+them+right+after+the+storm.
The+Longwood+carnation+room+is+starting+to+bloom.
This+one+is+an+alltime+favorite+of+mine.++Either+I+got+lucky+or+I%27m+improving.
One+of+the+%22base%22+sections+of+the+Glen+Onoka+Falls.
Fall+in+the+Pocono+mountains.
Jessawick+climbing+the+Glen+Onoka+Falls.
One+of+the+%22middle%22+sections+of+the+Glen+Onoka+Falls.++The+downed+trees+made+for+a+good+crossing.
The+second+largest+of+the+seven+falls+at+Glen+Onoka.++This+was+the+best+picture+of+the+day.
I+liked+how+the+sky+and+the+trees+looked.
I+liked+the+arbor+tunnel.
I+know+that+I%27ve+shot+this+one+before.++I+spent+quite+some+time+setting+this+one+up.
I+chased+this+fellow+for+about+half+an+hour.
I+chased+this+fellow+for+about+half+an+hour.
I+think+this+is+my+favorite+of+the+bamboo+pictures.++Longwood%2c+as+always.
The+East+Conservatory+is+great.