Author Archives: Bill Barber

Featured Photographer – Connie Mitchell

One fall day in 2009, I was reading through some of the forums at when I came across some information posted by a lady from the UK named Wendy Williams. Wendy was telling forum members how she had taken photographs and created some “orbs”. These “orbs” were supposed to look like what you would […]

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Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle is a plant almost everyone knows. Children love it, because they can suck the sweet nectar from its flowers. Many adults hate it, since it grows quickly and can strangle other plants. Japanese Honeysuckle can be a shrub or a vine. Usually it’s seen as a vine, growing up tree trunks or covering […]

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Brookgreen Aviary

This morning I went to Brookgreen Gardens and took a quick walkabout through the avairy. Below are a few images from this little trip. Above is a Black Browned Night Heron roosting in a tree. Above is another Black Crowned Night Heron preening himself. This one looks a little ticked-off! Above is a Cattle Egret […]

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Brookgreen Butterfly House

Today I was able to visit the butterfly house at Brookgreen Gardens. Imagine yourself in a place where the brilliance and delicate fragrance of tropical flowers blend with the sound of water as it gently tumbles over rocks in a stream. Hundreds of butterflies flutter back and forth as if trying to decide which they […]

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Kaleidoscope Images

Do you remember playing with a kaleidoscope as a kid? You know, that cylinder with mirrors and loose colored objects like beads or pebbles or bits of glass. You would turn the cylinder and watch with amazement as wonderous shapes took form and then changed before your eyes. Most kaleidoscopes are mass-produced from inexpensive materials, […]

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Visit to Brookgreen Gardens

This afternoon I made a quick trip to visit Brookgreen Gardens and photograph some of the flowers that spring has brought out. What is Brookgreen Gardens, you might be asking. Well here is a brief description and following that you can see some of the images I made while there today. As a haven for […]

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Salt Flats of Bonaire

The wind carries swirls of foam across shallow flamingo-pink pools that dapple the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Across a one-lane road, the surf crashes against piles of bleached coral, filling the air with a briny haze. In the distance, other pools shine brown and violent green, while imposing pyramids of salt crystals glint in the […]

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Updated Orbs

Last week I was honored to speak to the Cape Fear Camera Club. We talked about the many different things you can do with your photography other than the normal – “Think outside the Box” stuff. One of the topics was Orbs. This seemed to have been met with some enthusiasm and I was thinking […]

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Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

Soufriere Estate is one of the oldest and best-preserved estates on St. Lucia and was originally part of the 2000 acres of land granted to the Devaux family by King Louis XIV of France in 1713, in recognition of their service to ‘Crown and Country’. In 1740 the three Devaux brothers came to St. Lucia […]

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Crab vs Iguana

Last month, while we were on our three-week Caribbean Cruise, we spent a day on the island of Aruba. Having been there before we opted to just take a bit of a walkabout and do some souvenir shopping, shoot a few pictures, grab some lunch and just enjoy the warmth of Aruba. Our walk took […]

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