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imjustabill Caught with your hand in the cookie jar !!
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This chubby little guy was busy chomping away at milkweed until it realized that I was there. It just stopped and looked at me like I was rude for watching it eat !!! Aren't monarch babies just the cutest?!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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  •   fengyu1311 Soooo beautiful 3d
  •   cebfotos Wonderful Bill!!!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!! 3d
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  •   jakobyone Wow wow!! Really great capture! Didn't liked the paparazzi lol 2d
  •   _m_vicky Awesome shot!! 1d
  •   imjustabill @jakobyone Yes, so rude to photo someone while they're eating !!! 23h
  •   chrisruijter Really a great shot Bill!! These are real gems. Is this in your garden??? 17h
  •   imjustabill @imjustabill Yes! I grow lots of milkweed in my backyard. I'm terrible with plants, but seem to have no problems with growing weeds!! 13h

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imjustabill Chasin' Waterfalls
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Another shot of beautiful Hamilton Pool near Austin, TX. We were lucky to visit there right after heavy rains because the waterfall was flowing much more than usual !!
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Shot with Sony a6000 and Hoya 8-stop ND filter, edited with Lightroom and LensDistortions.
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imjustabill "Because things grow. Wherever there is air and light and open space, things grow.”
– Helen Oyeyemi ️
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Agapanthus bulbs . Recycling quotes is good for the environment ️!!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom and LensDistortions.
2w

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imjustabill Beautiful blue clipper butterfly in black and white
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
2w

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imjustabill Who doesn't like flowers and hugs ?!
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A little anole lizard hugging a amaryllis petal ️!!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
3w

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imjustabill "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
–Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A cute little White Peacock Butterfly on my finger 🏻!! Love the details in its wings.
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom and #LensDistortions.
3w

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imjustabill Look at this cute little toad that I found on a zinnia flower !!! Just kidding, I found him on the driveway and put him on the zinnia and he was like WTF?!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
3w

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imjustabill Pretty sure this is how they got the name Rice Paper Butterfly! Also known as Paper Kite and Tree Nymph.
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
4w

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imjustabill Just got back from a 5 days in the Dominican Republic. Our resort (Breathless) was beautiful, but the food was pretty blah !!
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Sadly, I wasn't able to get any good beach pics because the skies were over overcast most of the time and the beach was covered with seaweed. Still a nice little getaway 😎, but it's good to be back!
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Shot with Sony a6000, edited with Lightroom.
4w

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imjustabill "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
– Leonardo da Vinci
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My favorite shot from High Island, TX of a roseate spoonbill flying over the treetops. Now it's my turn to fly ️!!! Going on vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic 😎!! Will be back next week!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Tamron 150-600mm lens, edited with Lightroom.
1mon

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imjustabill It's not easy being green
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Anole doing is best impression of yellow !!!
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Shot with Sony a6000 and 30mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom and IG editing tools.
1mon

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imjustabill "How does one become a butterfly?", she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
–Trina Paulus
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Sadly, my Anise Swallowtail caterpillar that I posted 2 weeks ago never emerged from its chrysalis ... Here's a shot of a Thoas Swallowtail edited as a tribute to that little munchkin ️!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom and #lensdistortions.
1mon

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imjustabill "Time is for dragonflies and angels. The former live too little and the latter live too long." β€” James Thurber .
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Did you know that dragonflies spend most of the lives underwater? They live for several years as aquatic nymphs and only a few months as adults.

Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom and #lensdistortions.
1mon

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imjustabill Photobombed!
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I was actually just trying to take a picture of the great egret in the foreground when another egret swooped into the background with branch for its nest !!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Tamron 150-600mm lens, edited with Lightroom.
1mon

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imjustabill Peek-a-boo!!
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An adorable anole playfully posing on an amaryllis blossom !!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
2mon

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imjustabill Texas-size swimming pool 🏻!!!
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Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. It's located 23 miles west of Austin, TX. I've been wanting to see it for the longest time and we finally went last weekend. It's even more amazing than I had imagined!! Also got to try doing a few long exposure shots for that smooth water effect !!
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Shot in HDR with Sony a6000, Hoya ND8 filter, edited with Lightroom.
2mon
  •   iheartenjoixo @4dogdayz wow absolutely amazing! 2w
  •   roger.mcclure Really beautiful shot. Makes me want to jump in there! 2w
  •   imjustabill @roger.mcclure Haha! Thanks, swimming wasn't allowed that day because it just rained, which was great for me because the were fewer people in my shots ;-) 2w
  •   g_o_k_t_u_r_k Wonderful 2w
  •   christinereinhart Beautiful, Bill. I'm researching ND filters now myself. Is this a Hoya NDX8 which is 3 stops, or did you stack filters to get 8 stops? I don't see an 8 stop filter. Do you see much color cast that you have to fix in LR? I'm really having a hard time deciding on which stops would be most useful. 1w
  •   imjustabill @christinereinhart Hi, Christine! You are right, I'm still an LE novice. It's a ND8 filter, not 8-stops. This one I have for my Sony mirrorless camera. I honestly don't notice any color cast, but I always play with the white balance in LR anyways. For my Canon 6D, I have a set of the 3 Tiffen ND filters. They work okay, but once you start stacking them, then I see vignetting at the corners πŸ˜•. So I actually done have a good recommendation for ND. I'd prefer just to shoot in low light and skip the filters all together !! 1w
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imjustabill "Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
– A. A. Milne
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Milkweed is blooming and Monarchs are back !!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
2mon

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imjustabill New beginnings and new friends !!!
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Say hello to my first Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar! I found the egg in a friend's garden , took it home, and raised it on dill that I had planted . Now it's in its chrysalis so hopefully will be welcoming my first Anise Swallowtail Butterfly into the world soon !!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom and #LensDistortions.
2mon

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