Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

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Mojave Wildflowers 2008

A few weeks ago I took a trip out to the desert with my lovely wife and my father-in-law, Jim Proffitt. The group that brought us together for this excursion to Shoshone is known as the Desert Explorers. They are a group of mostly older folks who have an immense pool of knowledge and love for the desert.

I found and photographed 11 different species of wildflowers. Alan Romspert is a botany professor at UC Fullerton and helped me identify the species I shot during happy hour in Shoshone. Here are a few of the photos I shot:

Fly on Parachute Bush / Gravel Ghost

Wild Pussely

Desert Sunflower

Click here to check out the rest of my Mojave Wildflowers photos.

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Mojave Desert Near Joshua Tree National Park

Big Desert Sky

Tank Top and Bottom

3 exposures 0,+/-2 EV from a Canon EOS 5D and EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L combined with Photomatix. More Desert HDR photos can be found here.

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Mojave In Bloom

This weekend I went out to the desert for my birthday and took some photos of the few flowers that I found in bloom. Compared to last year there were almost no flowers at all, but I am guessing after this rain that we had there will be many more in the next few weeks. Here are several of the shots I took:

Wooly Daisy

Wooly Daisy

Wooly Daisy

The best part about the sparsity of wildflowers was that there were bugs on all the flowers that were alive.

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Mojave <del>Desert</del> Paradise

desert lupineThis weekend was my birthday and a group of my friends and I went camping in the Mojave Desert. The normally brown sandy desert, which receives and average 2" of rainfall a year is green and covered with flowers due to the 6" of rain that has fallen so far this year. I took some really wonderful photos with my new Canon EOS 20D. I can't wait to go back and take even more. I identified almost a dozen different species of wildflowers.

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Live from the Mojave Space Port

I am typing this at the Mojave Space Port, in Mojave California. We are eagerly awaiting the flight of SpaceShipOne. We have been here since about 0200 and the launch is at 0630. I'm using my G4 and my T610 to access the net. Cool =]