Timeless Manistee Light

Timeless Manistee Light

Timeless Manistee Light  With wind blowing at 25 knots, waves at 3 to 4 feet, and hard sun light, a long exposure seems impossible.  Enter a 6 stop neutral density filer and magic, a 5 second exposure tames those waves, calms the wind a bit, and takes those shadows out of the image.  The only problem; keeping the camera still with all that wind and sand blowing in your face.  A tripod helps, but only a little.

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket

A Yellow Jacket wasp can sometimes be mistaken for a Bee, but they are actually wasps which are only distant relatives to Bees.  Yellow jackets may occasionally visit flowers for sugar, but unlike Bees, they are carnivorous with insects being their favorite.  Also, they have no brushes or pollen baskets for carrying pollen.  Like Honeybees and Bubble Bees, they have a painful sting.