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Oct 03 2015

CICADA DRAWN IN XARA

This weeks offering is a cicada. Got to a point with this one that I finally had to stop because I found myself in a circle of reworking everything. I also figured out that I can apply blurs to shapes without converting them to bit maps first, wish I had caught on to that sooner. Had a lot of fun with transparencies drawing this and love the fact that everything I need to create these images is right there in Xara. No more paints and brushes for me, I’m a Xara baby now. Need to move on to a different project, maybe another frog this time, can’t wait to get started.

Cicada Drawn in Xara

Cicada Drawn in Xara

Sep 07 2015

Frog Drawn in Xara Designer Pro 11!

Here’s another example of what can be drawn using this versatile graphics program. If something like this can be accomplished in the hands of an novice like me imagine what someone with great artistic talents could do. the possibilities are limitless! Click on the link above to try it out. This drawing makes a great widescreen background for your monitor too!

Frog Drawn IN Xara Pro

Frog Drawn IN Xara Pro

Apr 22 2015

A couple of turtles.

Two new wildlife images available for download from Buckobecks.com. Photos taken at Logan creek in Callaway county Missouri.

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Mar 21 2015

Cicada emerging

Here’s a sweet new photo of a cicada emerging from its shell.
It’s kind of symbolic of the emergence of Spring.

Cicada emerging

Cicada emerging

Sep 15 2012

1/4 Inch Spider.

A small spider at the north end of the house.

 

Make – NIKON CORPORATION
Model – NIKON D50
Orientation – Top left
XResolution – 300
YResolution – 300
ResolutionUnit – Inch
Software – Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Windows
DateTime – 2012:08:26 20:34:36
YCbCrPositioning – Co-Sited
ExifOffset – 236
ExposureTime – 1/60 seconds
FNumber – 22.00
ExposureProgram – Aperture priority
ExifVersion – 0221
DateTimeOriginal – 2012:07:30 20:14:14
DateTimeDigitized – 2012:07:30 20:14:14
ComponentsConfiguration – YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel – 4 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue – 0.00
MaxApertureValue – F 5.10
MeteringMode – Multi-segment
LightSource – Auto
Flash – Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
FocalLength – 200.00 mm
UserComment –
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SubsecTimeDigitized – 00
FlashPixVersion – 0100
ColorSpace – sRGB
ExifImageWidth – 1558
ExifImageHeight – 2297
InteroperabilityOffset – 848
SensingMethod – One-chip color area sensor
FileSource – Other
SceneType – Other
CustomRendered – Normal process
ExposureMode – Auto
White Balance – Auto
DigitalZoomRatio – 1 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm – 300 mm

Jul 07 2012

VOTE NOW!

Why should beautiful sunsets and cute birds get all of the glory!

This photograph of a Prairie Lizard taken was recently chosen by the Missouri Conservationist magazine as the winner of the Reptile and Amphibian category of the 75th Anniversary photo contest.
As you can see by the categories listed below I am not only up against the aforementioned but also pretty flowers and quiet sunlit mornings spent fishing. I need your help to take best of show, so if you’re a Missourian and like reptiles go here http://mdc.mo.gov/node/16689 and vote for the lizard.

Mammals
Plants
Reptiles and Amphibians
Insects and Spiders
Birds
Outdoor Recreation
Habitats and Landscapes

Northern Fence Lizard

Northern Fence Lizard

Mar 23 2012

Northern Fence Lizard

Northern Fence Lizard

Northern Fence Lizard

NORTHERN FENCE LIZARD

Their average total length is 5 inches so I had to get very close and be very patient to snap this lizards profile. They are grayish-brown with dark markings across the back and tail. This is a common forest-dwelling species that often lives around country homes and rock gardens. Their choice of split rail fences and stacks of firewood as places to live gave this species its name. They can escape capture by running up a tree.  I hope every one enjoys this weeks wildlife photo, stop by again real soon.

 

Mar 14 2012

Black Rat Snake.

Black Rat Snake.

Black Rat Snake.

I found this Black Rat Snake making its way through the leaf cover on the forest floor. After I startled the snake it climbed a rather small nearby tree affording me an opportunity to take this photo . Black Rat Snakes are non-venomous but may bite if handled carelessly, however, the ones I have encountered took to handling quite well and did not bite. These snakes are relatively slow-moving and range in size from 32 to 72 inches, I have encountered specimens in excess of 6 feet. Rat snakes are our friends and help control the rodent populations.

EXIF DATA

  • Make – Panasonic
  • Model – DMC-FZ8
  • Software – Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Windows
  • ExposureTime – 1/60 seconds
  • FNumber – 3.30
  • ExposureProgram – Normal program
  • ISOSpeedRatings – 100
  • MaxApertureValue – F 2.83
  • MeteringMode – Multi-segment
  • LightSource – Auto
  • Flash – Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
  • FocalLength – 26.80 mm
  • ExifImageWidth – 2000
  • ExifImageHeight – 1125
  • SensingMethod – One-chip color area sensor
  • FileSource – DSC – Digital still camera
  • SceneType – A directly photographed image
  • ExposureMode – Auto
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Contrast – Normal
  • Saturation – Normal
  • Sharpness – Normal

Feb 25 2012

Field Mouse

Field Mouse.

Field Mouse.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D-50 and was armed with a Nikkor Micro 200mm lens.

He was an ornery little cuss and even bit me once while I was attempting to photograph him. I guess he didn’t like my company. Enjoy the fruits of my physical and mental suffering.

EXIF Info

Make – NIKON CORPORATION
Model – NIKON D50
Orientation – Top left
XResolution – 300
YResolution – 300
ResolutionUnit – Inch
Software – Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Windows
ExposureTime – 1/500 seconds
FNumber – 5.60
MaxApertureValue – F 3.25
MeteringMode – Multi-segment
LightSource – Auto
Flash – Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
FocalLength – 60.00 mm
ExifImageWidth – 3008
ExifImageHeight – 2000
ExposureMode – Auto
White Balance – Auto
DigitalZoomRatio – 1 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm – 90 mm

Feb 25 2012

A Shell Of My Former Self.

Periodical Cicada Shel

Periodical Cicada Shel

This crisp photo was shot in natural light. I like the way it makes the Periodical Cicada shell glow just ever so slightly. I posted the EXIF information below for all of you photo bugs out there.

EXIF Info

  • Make – Panasonic
  • Model – DMC-FZ8
  • ExposureTime – 1/125 seconds
  • FNumber – 3.60
  • ExposureProgram – Normal program
  • ISOSpeedRatings – 100
  • MaxApertureValue – F 2.83
  • MeteringMode – Multi-segment
  • Flash – Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
  • FocalLength – 72.00 mm
  • FileSource – DSC – Digital still camera
  • SceneType – A directly photographed image

 

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