WonderBoy’s Photographic Genius

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Dragonflies rest with their wings spread open.

Dragonflies rest with their wings spread open.

In my this, the first blog entry, I want to brag about Nik, the WonderBoy.  Homeschooling a 12 yo genius has been an enlightening experience for both of us. One of his favorite activities is photography – and BOY is he good!! 😀

I want to brag with a few of his photos!! Nik has been taking awesome pictures for the last couple of years.  His Dad bought a fancy camera to play with, and Nik promptly appropriated it. My Darling Husband (know forthwith as DH) wouldn’t have done more than play with it a few times, so it was practically a present for Nik!

Nik loves to play with light and color.  He took these pics in the last couple of days.  They are un-retouched.  Every photo of his I post is just as it was taken.  He’s using a Sony CyberShot Digital Camera that has lots of features.  He had to teach me to use it for my photos for my on-line selling. These flowers are wonderful studies of the interplay of light and color. Whenever he gets the chance, that camera is around his neck!

Magnolias are some of Nik's favorite flowers.  They are incredibly complex, so there's no shortage of variations!

Magnolias are some of his favorite flowers. They are incredibly complex, so there is no shortage of variations!

We have magnolias everywhere around here in the “Southern Part of Heaven”. Hillsborough, NC is a small town 10 minutes north of Chapel Hill (yes home of the famous Tar Heel “we almost win the NCAA every year” basketball team). We’re pretty close to Duke too, but in our house Duke is a four-letter word 😀

Experimenting with light in the garden next door

Experimenting with light in the garden next door

Some of his other subjects are the insects he finds all over the plants. He’s found butterflies, damselflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, bees, moths and lots of other 6 and 8 legged creatures. We live in the country, so he gets to “shoot” hawks, song birds, lizards, bunnies, and anything else his heart desires! Here are some of his creatures….

This Hackberry Emperor likes to lick the sweat off your skin!

This Hackberry Emperor likes to lick the sweat off your skin!

A more traditional butterfly meal!

A more traditional butterfly meal!

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About dragonmum

Crazy life disease? Yeah. I'm in the process of downsizing the craziness. I'm concentrating on taking care of me & everything else that didn't get done while I was working outside the house. 3 kids (only one still at home), husband, father lives with me, dog, 2 evil 1/2 Siamese cats, turtle, many fish. Love vintage & Victorian jewelry, art glass, American art pottery, Asian textiles (from all of Asia), fabrics and fibers & meddling in other people's business as much as possible... Identify as lots of things - wife, mother, mental health professional, agenderish demi-hetero-romantic gray asexual, artist, good friend, blah blah blah... I'm sure there's something else, but my brain leaks on a regular basis and many things get sucked into our pet black hole. Oh yeah, we have the all ADHD 24/7 household...

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