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Favorite Focus, July 2023

Favorite Focus, July 2023

Northern lights as seen in Kansas. Photo © Thaddeaus Magley. Fireflies. Photo © Steven Russell Smith. It looks to me like Steven Russel Smith’s creative juices were working overtime again. Let this...

Focus Illustrated, June 2023

Focus Illustrated, June 2023

I took this HDR panorama just after sundown at a field with a beautiful mixture of Indian paintbrushes and Texas Bluebonnets. I used six individual HDRs and Affinity Photo to make this final...

Sparks of Beetle Light

Sparks of Beetle Light

Along the roadside in a mass of morning glory plants, specks of gold flitted among the leaves. They moved fast and were hard to focus on, but with the sunshine on them, they were like sparks of...

Of Bolides and Birds

Of Bolides and Birds

Bolide with Tau Herculid meteor shower and fireflies. Photo © Cheryl Shank. I didn’t know birds talk in their sleep, but they surely must. About 12:30 a.m. an Ovenbird began to talk. Before long, a...

Living Lights

Living Lights

My eyes were glued to the western sky as I searched the darkness for incoming lights. Although it was the fourth of July, 2021, I wasn’t watching a fireworks display, nor was I looking for an...