A lot of bloggers do best of the year compilations at the end of the year, and I focus mine on insect photos. Because I haven’t gotten to be very active on my blog this year, you all haven’t even seen a lot of my favorite photos yet! This year, rather than posting just my favorite photos from those posted on my blog in 2014, I created a best of album on Flickr that included all of my favorite shots of the year, whether I posted them here or not. The collection includes these shots that were posted:
This year, I also included some things that aren’t insects in my best of the year album. I, for example, spent a little over two weeks in Ireland in August and how can you resist including landscape photos from such a spectacular place? I’ve also been practicing my bird photography this year, so I’ve included some photos of birds – even a couple of reptiles! I hope you all enjoy the album. You can find it here:
And now for my resolution: I will blog more often in 2015! I think I am trying to force myself to stick to my self-inflicted blogging schedule, but because my work schedule and my blogging schedule don’t mesh currently, I don’t blog. So, screw my blogging schedule! I am going to come up with a new blogging schedule and try to stick with it all year. I miss blogging and want to get back into it!
Just so you all know, I do blog about nature and citizen science regularly for the Museum where I work as part of my job, so you can always find me there. My Museum posts aren’t all about insects, but almost all are about nature. Please check out the museum blog if you’re interested in learning more about the wildlife of North Carolina! You can find a list of all of my posts here:
Hope you all are looking forward to a great 2015! I know I am.
10 thoughts on “Best of 2014 and a Resolution”
Gorgeous collection of photographs. Thank you for sharing them. Mind sharing some camera information, make, model, lenses you prefer?
All of the camera and lens info is listed with the photos in the Flickr album, so you can find that there for specific photos. As for which camera I prefer, it depends a lot on the subject and the day. I honestly use my iPhone for a lot of things, but I always carry my Powershot G12 with me as well. I recently got a Powershot SX60 superzoom camera and have started carrying that with me too. I take mostly what I would ultimately consider snapshots with those three cameras, and then use my “good cameras” for the more thoughtfully composed shots. In my case, the “good cameras” are a Canon EOS 7D (for which I only have a single lens, the MP-E 65 macro lens) and a Nikon D600 with a variety of lenses, both with dual flash units and a variety of other flashes. I love all of my cameras and though I don’t pull out the big guns as often as I’d like, I take photos everyday with one or more of my hoard of cameras.
Thank you! I love hearing which cameras people use. I tend to take snapshots and find the smaller cameras are the ones I will use most because they are easier to carry with me. I tend to lean more toward Canon cameras too, and the iPhone as well. It is always with me. I will take a look at your Flickr albums. I am looking forward to seeing more of your photography in the New Year.
Great pictures – I enjoyed seeing them. I had the same thing – I’m not blogging as much and am not getting my pictures out there either. It’s frustrating, but that’s how it’s going for now.
Happy New Year! Enjoy yourself.
Thanks Nancy! I am actually almost relieved to hear that other people weren’t able to blog as much this year. I haven’t been online in general as much as I used to in the past, so I’m feeling very behind on my science news, the blogs I follow, my Twitter and Google communities, etc. I am going to try to find more time to get involved with these things again this year. I really miss it!
Hope 2015 treats you well!
Happy New Year!
Looking forward to this year’s blog and photos!
Thanks! And happy new year to you too.
Really nice photos in the album.Glad you had a chance to upload them. Thanks for listing your equipment above, also. On another subject… I’ve tried to reach you several times using the *Contact Me* function of your Blog, but have recieved no response/acnowledgement… Any ideas of what I may be doing wrong? Best wishes for a Happy Blogging New Year !—John
I am just super behind on responding to blog related e mails right now! I’ll look for your e mails specifically here in a moment and respond. Sorry about that!
Hey thanks. Just wanted to make sure I was using the form correctly.