2023, 06 June Readers’ Issue

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...

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Bald Eagle nest. Photo © Melody Burkholder. Scott's Oriole. Photo © Katherine Hawk. A clouded sulphur butterfly visits a prairie verbena. Photo © Matthew Dzhalovskiy.

Inspiration in a Gerbera Daisy

Inspiration in a Gerbera Daisy

Photo © Timothy Waldner. My sister is so sweet! She gave me a flower—one flower—but she had a special reason. In the summer, when I see a beautiful photo, that just makes me go and take photos...

Making Good Compost

Making Good Compost

Last month we looked at the limitations of poor quality compost, but don’t think for a minute that compost is something to be avoided. Composting is a natural process that happens all by itself...

Bootes

Bootes

M3. Photo © Reinhold Wittich/Dreamstime.com. Bootes lies nearly straight overhead on June evenings in the Northern Hemisphere. This constellation is relatively easy to find, not only because of its...

Spring Brings the Birds

Spring Brings the Birds

Ladder-backed Woodpecker. Photo © Josephine Dyck. Melodious notes herald the coming of spring at my home in western Texas. Doves, grackles, meadowlarks, Curve-billed Thrashers, mockingbirds, and...

Frolicking With A Fawn

Frolicking With A Fawn

White-tailed deer fawn. Photo © Estella See. Summer zephyrs danced through the woods, telling me to come join their play. The tranquil morning sounds were abruptly broken by harsh cawing coming from...

The Life of a Cheetah

The Life of a Cheetah

Cheetah. Photo © Stu Porter/Dreamstime.com. Carefully Mother Cheetah hid her six cubs in a clump of withered savanna grass so no marauding lion or hyena could find and kill them. Since Mother...