Thursday, December 12, 2013

More Digital Cleaning

Pushing to clean up my hard drive so I can move the original Lightroom files to my external device at year end. Raw files are awesome, but they are awesomely HUGE. My Mac is about to burst!
Clouded sulphur from my back yard, 8/15/13

Unknown plant at local arboretum, 9/5/13

Pesky love bug on lantana, 9/5/13

Canoe at my aunt's camp, 9/7/13

Meet Cowgirl, next door neighbor of my aunt and uncle, 9/7/13
I have never seen a chihuahua with this color coat and blue eyes.
I seriously considered dognapping that day.

Zinnias at arboretum, 10/8/13

Gulf fritillary, 10/8/13
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40 comments:

Terri Buster said...

SUPER snaps! Have a great day!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Wonderful photos, but I think the "love bug" is what we call a lightening bug" around the South.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a charmer!!! That dog is so darned cute. I too would seriously consider carrying her home in my tote bag.

As always, Gail, terrific images.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the picture of Cowgirl!! How beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos as always!

I know what you mean about raw files. I save my raw files to external drives too, but BEWARE! I dropped one external hard drive in early October and LOST everything on it (January through September 2013). Fortunately I had many duplicates still on my computer but I did lose some photos I loved. (I might be able to retrieve some of the photos if I were willing to spend $1,500. Hmmm.) Please be more careful than I was!

Beth Edwards said...

me too, me too ... i have never met a cool looking doggie. neat coloring. sometime the chihuahuas i meet are kind of mean or at least talk a lot. ha. ha!!! ( :

Kittie Howard said...

Lovely photos. That red canoe shot is pure genius!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a gorgeous (chihuahua) girl, no wonder you considered dognapping!

Anvilcloud said...

You have some very nice macros, and you are right about RAW. I wouldn't have it any other way though.

Willow said...

A great feast for the eyes !! I do love macro.
Glad you didn't turn into Cruella Daville ,hmm did I spell that right ( 1oo+1 Dalmation movie) ~ but with that little cutie I would have considered dog napping too !

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome first photo of the yellow butterfly against the red flower!!
Isn't lantana a neat flower. In Fla., it's a weed that grows out among the orange trees - but it's interesting that the love bug likes sweet things too! Boy those love bugs can be a pain to clean off your car!! Don't miss them for a second!

ladyfi said...

Stunning shots - I adore that first one.

Barb Brookbank said...

Incredible images a usual! just amazing!

TexWisGirl said...

the first 3 are my faves. wow! hard to top that 'top shot!'

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Good golly, miss Molly! These are all wonderful. That first one, though...that's in a class by itself.

don said...

A strong series of excellent pictures. That love bug close up is amazing. I've never seen a chihuahua that color before.

Linda R said...

I am enjoying your photos. Best of luck on the purge my friend. I need to do the same..

Hugs~

Bill said...

I may be repeating myself here but your macro shots are top-notch! I've never seen a chihuahua like that before either.

bailey-road.com said...

That first shot is amazing!

stiefbeen said...

ja ze zijn wel erg groot,maar het heeft ook zijn voordelen wat een mooie foto,s kiezen hieruit is zeer moeilijk maar wat een heerlijk hondje ja dat stopt je zo in je handtas.

Scott said...

Really enjoyed going through your beautiful images in this post. I need to do a lot of purging myself, but sometimes it's like picking a favorite child.

NatureFootstep said...

I have the same dilemma and I don´t even shoot RAW :(

Love the winged ones. :)

hootnonny said...

Cowgirl looks like a devil dawg! My fav here is the one w/the canoe!

She Who Carries Camera said...

My Goodness, Gail! I never thought you could improve on your photography or post processing, but after being away for a few months, I can't believe the difference! Absolutely magnificent!

eileeninmd said...

Gail, it is always a treat to come here and see your photos. Gorgeous captures of the butterflies. And the blue-eyed dog is a cutie! The zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. Lovely photos, have a happy weekend!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Loving that love bug! Great photos Gail!

Wally Jones said...

We sure appreciate you cleaning house so we can benefit from more beautiful images!

Very nice!

DeniseinVA said...

A fabulous series of photos Gail. I loved the vibrant contrast of colors in your first and of the bug, and Cowgirl but all of them were incredible! Have a great weekend :)

Hilary said...

Your photos are just wonderful. You excel at insect. And adorable, unusual pups. What a cutie.

I've not been photographing in RAW, really. I've tried it here and there but I'm not convinced that I'm getting the best out of it. I'm in need of a tutorial, I suppose.

Melissa said...

You have such interesting bugs where you live!

Shug said...

Oh Gail......the photo of the red boat is absolutely GREAT. I absolutely love it! I'd love to have that one hanging in my house!!
Girl....you R Talented!!!
shug

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Still lovin' your randomocity and still envying your tenacity in getting this job done! I'm not a huge dog person, especially little tiny dogs, but that one is really cute.

Pallavi said...

Soooo... beautiful Gail :) I love popping by your blog and looking at nature's magnificence :)

Helma said...


I never keep my RAW files that must be wrong. Once I've edited photos I throw them away! Maybe I should keep them even once. You leave here again some beautiful pictures which I see the vlidner and Cowgirl find really super nice :-)

Amy Burzese said...

Keep cleaning, as long as you share first. I keep keepers on my hardrive and keep two backups of them and my Lightroom catalogs. I know, anal.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous colors! Love the first photo!

Betty Manousos said...

amazing photos!!

great work!well done:)
xo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Fabulous macro of the clouded sulphur, and Cowgirl is a unique looking dog.

Karen said...

Another fab series Gail, and I just love Cowgirl!

Wandering Wren said...

Gail, that yellow butterfly on the red plant is spectacular, great shots all of them. Wren x