A macro image of a new frond being produced by our sago palm. Its been over a year since the last frond was produced. These are very slow growing plants. Strobist info: One YN 568EXii on top and to the right of the camera, modified with a small softbox and fired at about 1/2 power. The YN was attached to the camera with an OCF cord, and acted as a master to trigger a canon 430 EXii to camera left, modified with a stofen diffuser, fired at 1/64 power to provide the hairlight. A small reflector was positioned to the immediate left of the camera/subject to add a little fill light. You can see a setup shot here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/rcjeske/azN323
The striking blue eye of a goose with her beak under her wing. Taken at Woodward Park in Fresno, CA. I was drawn to the contracts between the bright blue eye surrounded with orange and the white feathers.