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Badegg Photography

Updated on October 18, 2010

Some of My Work

A garden spider hanging in the darkness.
A garden spider hanging in the darkness.
A curious Praying Mantis.
A curious Praying Mantis.
Fresh Blackberries. Note the water color effect.
Fresh Blackberries. Note the water color effect.
Sunbeams on a mushroom.
Sunbeams on a mushroom.
These mushrooms were only about 2-3 inches tall.
These mushrooms were only about 2-3 inches tall.
A friendly inchworm. This guy was about an inch long.
A friendly inchworm. This guy was about an inch long.
A docile specimen.
A docile specimen.
An old chain I found in the woods.
An old chain I found in the woods.

It's a Hobby...

I have always enjoyed photography. My older brother bought himself a cheap plastic camera when he was in high school and I watched him as he set up each picture to get the best results. In 1969 he eventually earned and saved enough money to buy himself a good quality Minolta Camera and an external light meter. He still has this camera today, and I inherited the plastic one.

Being only 12 years old, I did my best to take quality photographs, but all they amounted to were "snapshots". I spent all the time I could studying the National Geographics and other magazines. Eventually I was able to purchase a good camera. I really got into my hobby. I started my own darkroom with a friend and we had loads of fun. But as the harsh reality of life sets in, I loaned my equipment to a relative, and it was lost forever.

So about 5 years ago, I bought a digital camera. A whopping 3.4 mega-pixel camera, which was the state of the art for it's era. I still have it, and these pictures were all taken with it. The detail of these pictures still amazes me, and I can hardly wait to invest in another camera with 4 or 5 times the quality and definition.

The Garden Spider was hanging on my front porch one night. It was very cooperative as I snapped several shots of it just to get one good one.

The Praying Mantis was actually about 3 feet away from the spider, near the porch light. It was hanging out waiting for an errant insect to fly too close.

The Fresh Blackberries are a common sight here in the South. If you are lucky, you can beat the birds, deer and bears to them.

The Southern Forests provide an excellent environment for mushroom growth. The warmth and humidity spawn the spores of hundreds of species and I have taken a special affinity to photographing fungi.

Inchworms and moths are spectacular little creatures. While butterflies are hard to capture on film, a moth will lie still for a good shot. There are hundreds of varieties out there, so the subject matter never wears thin.

It is difficult to take a good picture. In order to get 1 good picture, you sometimes have to take 10 just to get the desired results. Enjoy what I have here, more will follow soon.

All photographs on this page were taken by Del Banks. Copyright 2010 By Delbert Banks


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      Dog Roberts 

      8 years ago

      Anyone come up with some photos of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, yet? I know that they're elusive. I ran into Babs Mabis at the G&G the other morning as she was putting groceries in her F150. She said her son Graig had been out on the lake and spotted one on the island. I sure as hell hope the Feds down come down here an ruin everything. But word is bound to get out sooner or later.

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      Del Banks 

      8 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      Sorry it took so long to respond...thanks for the kind words. I really enjoy macro lens photography because once the picture is processed, you see things you didn't know were there.

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      8 years ago from California

      Great photos, I'm really loving the sunbeams on the mushroom one. Can't wait to get my macro lens! You live in such a beautiful surrounding, so many subjects to take shots of!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Awesome pics, thanks for sharing

      regards Zsuzsy


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