Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Fly, Day 56, 365 Photo Project, ~June 23, 2011 June 23, 2011

“If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means keep moving.   – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Legumes, Day 55, 365 Photo Project, ~June 22, 2011 June 22, 2011

“The idea of a trail is not only to see some showy blossoms, but to also see some nice areas of the county.  Those you can see all year around.” ~Maxwell Norton

I am no botanist by any means, but I am grateful to go out on a photography field trip in my own town.  How is it possible that I have only been living here 25 years this summer in Calgary, and only been to some places once before! 

I was introduced to this beautiful tiny plant, from the legume family,  I never knew before.  Good thing, for an instructor that can recognize his flowers, insects, birds, and even grasses.   I have fallen completely in love with this tiny plant.  I was probably only about 2 inches in height, with the petals being very tiny.  I just love the combination of the colours, and the details in the image.  I have many more trails to discover!  Christina


Hide out, Day 54, 365 Photo Project, ~June 21, 2011 June 21, 2011

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”  ~Alberta Einstein

This little guy, a prairie Dog, resorted to his creativity, he had no holes around to escape into, and so he found the best possible thing near by, the bottom of a garbage bin because he was too shy to have his picture taken!  Christina



Nectar, Day 53, 365 Photo Project, ~June 20, 2011 June 20, 2011

“The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.” Chanakya

Hoping, I get my camera back tomorrow, there is so much I want to photograph! Christina



Check out these details, Day 52, 365 Photo Project, ~June 19, 2011 June 19, 2011

“When he’s out at practise, he’s flying around any time he gets a chance.  He’s really detail-oriented”.   ~Talyor Jacob

I’m not into wanting to photograph flies…but it was a part of an assignment.  Eww! One of my children, came up to this photo, and said, “Oh, there is its thorax”.  Who knew it’s thorax was so hairy!  Used my 100mm 2.8L macro, as well as extension tubes, to capture all this detail, the fly was only about 1/2 inch long.   Christina


Morning Dew, Day 51, 365 Photo Project, ~June 18, 2011 June 18, 2011

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.  For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”  ~Kahlil Gibran

Awake at 6, out the door by 6:30, and taking pictures by 7:00 am, to be able to capture the morning dew off this snake grass.  So, glad it wasn’t raining!  I have fallen in love with macro photography.  I have been doing it quite some time, with close up jewelry shots, but with close up nature, I find I can put my skills to use.    I used my 100mm canon 2.8L lens, as well as an 36 mm extension tube.  Oh what fun!  Although, later today, I dropped my camera! Good thing, for filters!  The filter broke, the lens seems to be okay.  The camera is gone for a few days, so they can properly remove the fitler ring. So until I get it back, I will post a few pictures of today’s field trip, for the next couple of days!  Christina


Hanging around, Day 50, 365 Photo Project, ~June 17, 2011 June 17, 2011

Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.” -Robert Frost

We could learn a lot from spiders.  They are great examples of  being such hard workers.  Their web might get destroyed, but they just start again, until they accomplish their goals.  They do a lot of hard work, upside down!  They are pretty good, at looking at all the different persceptives, when face with a hard challenge!  They are multi-taskers, how could they not be, with having 8 legs and 8 eyes!  Christina