Christine, an undergraduate Biology student, set out to collect invertebrates in ephemeral ponds of varying longevities at Breakneck Creek, Kent. Here are some photos of her sites. The yellow/greenish dusting over the water is pollen from surrounding trees: apparently pollen was heavy in North Eastern Ohio, just as it was record breaking in Atlanta this Spring.
Éva and Eva explore a stream draining into Mill Creek at Bear’s Den. This was the first park we visited with Eva, and it was the first time I saw her substantially wag her tail. She also had no problem barrelling through the water – although it seemed to surprise her, as if she hadn’t expected ‘wetness’. Éva, on the other hand, was a seasoned park goer, and had begun to step onto rocks to avoid getting wet.
I’m still working on depth of field, especially on wide-area shots. I had come to a good understand of it with macro-shots of herps, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph many of those in Ohio and Georgia. Not only is setting the correct aperture for a shot important here, but composure can obviously make or break the photograph. I’ve taken a few shots in the past when an out-of-focus foreground rock draws the eye to the broader landscape, which was my intention here but with reduced success.
This is, again, Bear’s Den in Mill Creek Park.