This project was created to showcase the details & color variations of a variety of Whelk shells found in Hatteras, North Carolina. These shells where found logged in the grooves of a large steel jetty near the site of the old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; they were there for an unknown amount of years and each is in its own state of erosion. The project was designed to highlight the smooth edges that formed on the shells from the years of tumbling on the ocean floor or the water rushing over them once they were logged in the jetty. The shells were all photographed on a solid black background to eliminate any distractions & to keep the focus strictly on the curves, colors, & damage of the shells.
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar, photographed in my front yard. This little guy was really cool looking; the yellow spots on its skin are for defense. When it feels threatened it pulls it skin over its head to resemble a small snake. It even sticks out an orange color follicle every once in a while resembling a snakes tongue.
About This Floral Nature Photograph:
Towering Clematis is a harshly lit floral nature photo that was created during a morning walk one summer day. This photograph was created because of the height the vine flowers had grown and because of how the pink and white petals of the Clematis flower blossoms glowed by the illumination of the morning sunlight against the pale blue sky.
Endless Dock is a tranquil landscape photograph of a pier jetting out into the calm blue water on a peaceful summer day. This photograph was created at the very quiet Mount Harmon Plantation located in Elkton, Maryland just off of the Chesapeake Bay.