Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Grasshopper

Did you know that even in December, you can find wildlife abounding in rural areas? While visiting my father's farm for our family Christmas party, I took a photo walk around the property. Among the dried up grass, weeds and branches were several beautiful grasshoppers. Here is one macro shot of this colorful "Winter" insect.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Carolina LifeCare Chopper at Night

Working at a hospital makes for unique oppor- tunities at certain times. One night, just before I was leaving my office, I heard the Carolina LifeCare chopper come in. Of course, it was already dark, but I waited for the paramedic and nurse to load the patient-- and ready for takeoff. I had to shoot without being sure of the settings. Ugh! So, what you see if what I got -- slightly edited for contrast, color temp and size.