Today we have three contributions, two from readers and one from me. Readers’ captions are indented.
The first is from Stephen Barnard in Idaho—a time-lapse photo of fog wafting through his area. He’s been experimenting with video, and I’m sure we’ll see more of these. Be sure to watch the video enlarged and on HD (click on the “Vimeo” word at bottom right.
As you know, I’ve been fooling around with time lapse photography. It turns out that getting a technically decent result requires careful planning and elaborate postprocessing. The most important thing is to remove flicker, which will be present even with fully manual settings. Here’s my first acceptable result, which is fairly subtle, but when i get some dramatic weather I’ll be doing more.
From reader Marilee Lovit:
Banana slugs mating. Genus Ariolimax, species might be californicus. Banana slugs are hermaphrodites and have genitals on their heads. Photographed in October in California coastal redwood forest.
Finally, here are pictures of herps I took about a year ago at the National Zoo in Washington, D. C. I’m not sure what species these are, but I know a helpful reader can give us IDs. The photos were taken through glass at the reptile house with my point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix.
A cryptic frog: