“People have to deal with their issues together; they have to expose themselves and kind of exhaust themselves.”
— Chuck Palahniuk

Sometimes the opening used to let something get out also serves as a way for something to get in. That was my thought as I pondered this aged exhaust vent, mounted vertically about 4 feet above ground level on an exterior wall. This is Central Florida: even at a few feet off the ground, there is no lack of crawling, climbing, slithering, slimy small outdoor critters able to slip through those slots to nest, burrow, die or even reproduce and raise offspring. I shuttered at the thought as I captured this image. Perhaps it is a better subject for a photo than it is a functionally effective exterior vent cover. In any event, I hope you like it.

"Exhausting", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.5 at 1/8000 sec., 50mm

“Exhausting”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.5 at 1/8000 sec., 50mm
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Butterfly Sunshine

What would a butterfly quote, on looking in the mirror? It would say, “the adventure was worth it!”
— Manali Oak

As promised, here’s the last of the three butterfly shots I unexpectedly came upon a few evenings back. Like the photos in the last two posts, it’s a significant crop of the original image. In fact, you might notice it looks a whole lot like yesterday’s composition, altered at capture by 1/200th of a second and a ray of sunlight. I like the rich yellow — dare I say buttery — backdrop created at this exposure by the yellow flowers under heavy bokeh/shallow depth of field.

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"Butterfly Sunshine" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Butterfly Sunshine” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm


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Gracie Allen


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Mark Twain


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