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Showing posts from November, 2019

November goes by with a blast in the past

Hey Hey its AL form the studios in chapel hill located in falconbridge haha. It's time for November to blast away with the past. Let's see what December brings us for nature photography this year!

Coastal Day # 7

Hey hey it the end of the weekly theme again twice in one month which is crazy. You know right but I had fun doing two weeks in row of two different weekly themes for this month. I decided to use this sunrise to end the weekly theme of my coastal week theme. I took this Sunrise with the seagull silhouette at Carolina Beach many moons ago and I really enjoy photographing the coastal birds with the sunrise because It is very neat to photograph them during early light conditions at the beach before others come and distract or spook them away or make them fly away.

Coastal Day # 6

Hey Hey its AL of the Coastal Week studios just kidding again. Let's see what I have planned for this day of my coastal week theme for today. I decided to use this sunset picture I took in 2011 at Myrtle Beach which was along time ago.  I wanted to use this on my blog for my coastal week this week .

Birding story 5

Hey, hey welcome back for Birding story 5 and Happy thanksgiving! Todays story is about this seagull flying away .  This seagull picture was taken in Virginia Beach when I was also on vacation last year. Man Do I like to travel and take photographs of wildlife. The story goes the seagull was swimming and hanging out with the other gulls in the ocean waves when this seagull decided to take a leap at it and start flying away back to another area of the beach where it could swim and relax more at the beach. Even if it tried to relax on the beach it would not and fly away to another area of the beach and try again and again .

Coastal Week Day # 5

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and its day # 5 of 7 of my coastal week wahoo. I decided to use this sunset picture I took at Pacific Beach, California for this days day 5 of 7 for the blog post for my weekly theme. I was in California in 2015 while I was on vacation taking pictures of the scenary and of course the birds and wildlife that live in that area  of the pacific area of the United States. I totally enjoyed this trip that I took many moons ago to California and I hope to visit again soon and get more pictures there in a different location along the pacific coastline.

Coastal Day # 4

Its Day of 4 of 7 of my coastal week theme. I took this at Myrtle Beach in may 2019 .. Hard to believe this was taken 6 months ago but its true. So hopefully I will get more pictures or similar to this while I a still here at Virginia Beach , we shall see if I can accomplish it again or not there.

Lets talk about Motivation

Hey, Hey its Al from the Bugging in photography studios in Virginia Beach, Just Kidding with you Al D. Let's talk about motivation in Photography today for this blog post. A lot of people have this quote in sports and such let's get motivated. Which means its time to look ahead and see what you can achieve in anything for any type of sport or fitness or otherwise doing photography. How  get motivated in photography is I pick a subject that I have not done before and work with it for awhile until I have successful mastered that skill in photography and such and such, I improve a lot of skills in fitness or in photography repeating these things over and over again.  My next goal I am achieving to accomplish next year is macro photography and how to improve and get better at it. This is the time of year to plan you're trips for the following year which I already know I have at least two planned so far for next year and possibly two more before hurricane

Coastal Day # 3

Its Day 3 of 7 of my coastal week. Wahoo. i am getting two weeks worth of weekly themes for November which is very cool for the first time of 2019. Maybe I will do it again 2020 sometime in the month of September or October 2020. I decided to use this photograph I took at virginia Beach since I am there right now enjoying my birthday week at Virginia Beach this year and getting more photographs of military planes and coastal birds and scenic shots as well.

Coastal Day 2 and my 28th Birthday WAHOO!

Hey Hey its November 25 , its My 28th BIRTHDAY! I am getting older than you and it also day 2 of 7 of my coastal week theme. Le'ts see what I pick out for my birthday and the coastal day theme today. Today is another picture of sunrise shot I did at Carolina Beach a long time ago. I decided to use the sea oats with the sunrise in the background to make an incredible shot that I thought came out really nice to use for my blog for this day of my coastal week theme.

Coastal Week Day 1

Its the begging of my coastal weekly them for my 28th  birthday week. Heres to the beginning of the coastal week theme. This a sunrise I took at Carolina Beach way back that I decided to use on my blog for the theme of November . 2 weeks in a row with weekly themes never have been done on my blog till now. So I think you can say it Al D I am ahead big time now!

Black and White Day #7

Hey Hey it the final day of the Black and White weekly theme. I wanted to end this weekly them on a good note to end this black and white week with a lily that is planted in my moms yard that I decided to use in black and white for this day of the week. I hope you enjoyed this weekly theme of Black and White and there will be another theme starting on November 24 of the Coastal Week for my birthday week!

Black and White Day 6 of 7

Yeah Its Day 6 of 7 of my first official Black and White theme week. This is a rose I took at Bolin Creek during the summer with my dad , while we were hiking on the trail. I still have many photographs from that area of the gardens.

Black and White Day # 5

Hey hey its Day 5 of 7 of my black and White theme. I decided to use this tree for my blog pot today I took at the five oaks pond during a sunset shot. i decided to use it for a black and white and I still have the original color one as well. I hope Al D is not going to think of this theme for a yearly theme for his blog.

Birding Story # 4

Happy birding story # 4. Let's see what Al picks out for this birding story time this time. This story is of a red- crested pochard I took at Duke Gardens this year during a hot spring day. This Red Crested Pochard Duck flew across the lake at Duke Gardens and decided to take splashing moments while me and my mentor were photographing this duck and many others around the area this duck was here. It started splashing around and having fun during this hot weather while we were here at the Duke Gardens Lake and while observing the others to see what behaviors that were going to happen that day. It was very interesting to see the other birds do their behaviors along with different types of ducks at Duke Gardens.

Black and white Day 4

 Hey Hey its Black and White Day number 4 of my new theme for November this year. Lets see what I have picked out for this day of the Black and White week. I decided to the Monarch Butterfly for this day of my black and white day 4. I took this Monarch Butterfly with my photography mentor who probably can't believe I have another post up ahead of him for this month. To bad Al D i am going to beat you again this month.

Back at Jordan Lake with a friend of mine

Hey, Hey its Al from the Jordan Lake Studios just kidding. I did a recent outing with a friend that worked with me from camp in 2018 during the summer which was my final summer camp at Camp Royall. His name is Lawson, he has the same interests as me in nature and the environment. We explored three different areas of Jordan Lake to see what kind of wildlife and nature we could find while we where there from ten in the morning until sunset conditions which was very cool to see happening at the Jordan Lake and it was a very big outing for me and friend. At the first location, we saw a Male Northern Flicker and many bluebirds and a catbird. The conditions that morning were overcast which was pretty cool to photograph birds in those conditions.  We even spotted the osprey nest that I had taken back in the spring of 2018 when an osprey was on it and flew a short distance away from the nest. The second location we went to was the New Hope Overlook which we did not see any wil

Black and White Day # 3

Hey hey its Day 3 of the Black and White week theme with the Other Al or i should I say the Bugg of trades. So here's the day 3 of 7 of the black and White theme week wahoo. I took this photograph in warren county which is near the Virginia border. I decided to use this photograph for this day of my black and White theme for week. I hope you all are enjoying my black and white theme so far.

Black and White Day # 2

Hey Its AL in the Black and White Studios just kidding (hahaha).  Today is Black and White day 2 of the week.  So this post is a staircase I took at the botanical gardens in Chapel Hill with my mentor Al D who probably can't believe I have another weekly post again. I am hoping to get more weekly posts during the Spring of 2020.

Black and White Day# 1

Hey Hey its Al with a new week theme for this week of November! Its the first Black and White theme week ever on my blog so I decided to go ahead and do it before AL D notices my blog finally.  This is a flower I took that I decided to use in black and white for my blog for the first time ever. Black and white is very cool to use in pictures. 

Birding Story # 3

Its birding story # 3 wahoo. Yeah I making it to the whole of birding stories finally. The story to the photograph is the Great Egret was catching a fish and I was able to catch this moment while it was doing this fishing experience near me . I had my 150-600 mm lens on to do the shots I wanted on the coastal birds of Florida. I took advantage to the Great Egret who caught the fish and the result was the fish did not want t get eaten and the Great Egret dropped it back in the water and the fish lived forever.

A throwback back from the past

Here we go again another flashback from the past. This photograph was taken on this day 5 years ago. I took this fall photograph at the Eno River on a photo outing with my mentor, who also does photography as well.

Back at the Lemur Center

Hey Hey its Al from the Lemur studios just kidding.  I went to the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC which I had not been since Kindergarten which was 22 years ago, along time ago for me , I know right! I captured at least seven different pieces of lemurs that reside in the Duke Lemur Center. Most of them are Nocturnal which means they roam around at night and the others roam around during the day which is very cool. Lemurs are very rare now in Madagascar due to the fact that they are being moved from their habitat due to construction of new homes or their forest is destroyed. During the visit we saw many techs working and enjoying hanging around the lemurs that reside there. A lot of the lemurs that we saw were playful and just having fun in their cages. Many of the group caught photographs of the Lemurs including me. I had an awesome time returning after 22 years back to the Duke Lemur Center and I hope to come back again soon to photograph more Lemurs and hopefully catch s

Birding Story # 2

Hey hey its AL with Birding story # 2 . Yeah here's the next birding story for the blog. It was early in the morning and two seagulls wanted to go right past the sun just coming up after sunrise had occurred . They flew right by it hoping what they could see above the ocean and hopefully to rest somewhere on the beach and the story may continue or may not at this point we shall see.