best photos of first 30 posts

April 7, 2011

After 29 posts so far, I’ve looked back & compiled those photos I consider the best–in terms of aesthetics more than according to how special or uncommon the photos’ subjects are.  These are the ones that I can look back on & think “I don’t think I could have captured that situation & mood any better.”

So, here are 23 photos I consider the best.

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mid June 07, purple sage (Salvia dorrii), House Range, Millard Co, UT

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late July 07, western blue virginsbower (Clematis occidentalis), Wasatch Mtns, Salt Lake Co, UT

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early August 08, spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium), Wasatch Mtns, Salt Lake Co, UT

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mid October 09, roundleaf buffaloberry (Shepherdia rotundifolia), Canaan Mtn area, Washington Co, UT

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mid May 09, yellow avalanche lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), Sheeprock Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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early July 09, flatbud pricklypoppy (Argemone munita), Deep Creek Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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late Nov 09, netleaf hackberry (Celtis laevigata var. reticulata), Wasatch Mtns, Salt Lake Co, UT

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late June 07, Penstemon rostriflorus, Pine Valley Mtns, Washington Co, UT

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western fence liz, E House Range

mid June 07, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), E House Range, Millard Co, UT

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western fence liz, in dusklight, Canyon Mtns

early May 2010, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), in dusklight, Canyon Mtns, Millard Co, UT

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sideblotch liz, female, E House Range

late June 2010, sideblotch liz (Uta stansburiana), female, E House Range, Millard Co, UT

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western fence liz, male, Mineral Mtns

early July 2010, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), male, Mineral Mtns, Beaver Co, UT

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desert horned liz, neonate, S House Range foothills

early Sept 2010, desert horned liz (Phrynosoma platyrhinos), neonate, S House Range foothills, Millard Co, UT

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great basin rattler, large & facing, SE Black Mtns

mid May 06, great basin rattler (Crotalus lutosus), large & facing, SE Black Mtns, Iron Co, UT

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great basin rattler, adult, E North Sevier Plateau

late May 07, great basin rattler (Crotalus lutosus), adult, E North Sevier Plateau, Piute Co, UT

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great basin rattler, large adult male, South Snake Range

early Aug 2010, great basin rattler (Crotalus lutosus), large adult male, South Snake Range, White Pine Co, NV

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wandering gartersnake, large adult female, Sheeprock Mtns

early July 06, wandering gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans), large adult female, central Sheeprock Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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smooth greensnake, curlleaf mahogany, Wasatch Mtns

early June 07, smooth greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis), large adult, placed up in curlleaf mahogany, Wasatch Mtns, Salt Lake Co, UT

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striped whipsnake, subadult, Canyon Mtns

late July 08, striped whipsnake (Masticophis taeniatus), subadult, Canyon Mtns, Millard Co, UT

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utah mountain kingsnake, adult female, head-on, Hurricane Cliffs

mid April 2004, utah mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana infralabialis), adult female, head-on, Hurricane Cliffs, Iron Co, UT

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facing NW, Salt Lake Valley

late July 2008, grey sky facing NW across Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake Co, UT

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clouds at dusk (b), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills

early July 2009, clouds at dusk (b), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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sky at dusk, N from NE Deep Creek Mtns

late Aug 2010, sky at dusk, facing N from NE Deep Creek Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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One Response to “best photos of first 30 posts”

  1. Rob said

    Nice photos Mark! Especially like the snakes. Gonna show em to Graham. Our little corn guy is good and happy.

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