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In Awe of Aurora by FramedByNature
In Awe of Aurora
Had a great week photo-wise, the highlight of which was shooting the northern lights on Monday night. :wow: What a great display! By far the best I've seen (not that that's saying a lot since I always seem to miss the good shows) =D This wasn't taken at the height of the show, but once things had cooled down a little bit and I finally felt I could afford to take a quick self portrait. :nod: Drove out to a lake in western Iowa away from the city lights (about an hour from home). While the camera obviously does a better job at collecting light and color than the human eye, it was amazing to be able to see pillars of light coming up from the horizon as twilight faded and darkness set in :aww:

June 22nd, 2015
Jacksonville, Iowa

Please tell me what you think! :dance: I think this will be my new DeviantID for the summer :excited:
Base to Beast by FramedByNature
Base to Beast
Canon 5Dmk1
Canon 17-40mm

Taken during what has (unfortunately) been the most successful / closest real chase of the year so far... about 4+ hours from home. :faint: Cody and I meandered south, and west, and south... and the pattern continued as the evening wore on. What was supposed to be a 2-hours-from-home chase ended up being much farther, and by 7pm we didn't have much to show for it. We were sitting on the KS/NE border tossing a frisbee around and debating heading back home when some weak reflectivity signatures finally started to show up about 30 minutes south of us. Made the drive and one really started to hook/take off. On the way there near Osborne, KS we intercepted this small storm (really just a rain shower on radar at the time). It went from a flat base to having real supercell characteristics in no time! :la: Couple striations, some nice inflow features, even a nice core eventually. Maybe not a "beast" but the first real supercell of the year for me. Since this storm was the northern one in a cluster of 3, we decided to drop south after the southernmost storm with the thinking that it was the least likely to have inflow issues/get messed with by other storms raining around it. Didn't quote end up intercepting it the way we had intended for reasons I'll mention in future shots =D Not a ton from this chase, but hey... a storm is a storm! We were just glad to see something moderately interesting before having to head home :phew:

June 3rd, 2015
Osborne, Kansas

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Your Fuzzy Friend by FramedByNature
Your Fuzzy Friend
Canon 60D
Canon 18-55mm kit lens
Reverse lens technique

A break in the storm submissions to show you the latest and greatest :la: This summer I've really began to take note of the different species of jumping spiders native to Nebraska. I've shot plenty of them before, but never really bothered to look up their exact species identification / sex / age until relatively recently. Stumbled upon a Facebook group dedicated to jumping spiders. Members include anyone from your casual photographer / spider lover to dedicated entomologists :nod: When I found this jumper while doing some yard work today, I had an idea of what type it was, but wasn't 100% sure :confused: Posted in the group and sure enough, received a reply with some surprising info! :w00t: While I had thought that this was a young female Phidippus mystaceus (my optimism got the best of me, as I really want to find one), it turns out this is actually a juvenile Phidippus putnami. Rather cool, because I've actually shot an adult Phidippus putnami before. :camera: The females remain fuzzy and white, but when males enter their adult stage, they gain some really unique colors and tufts of fur!

So, I've temporarily "adopted" this jumper in hopes of finding out whether it's male or female during its next molt. So don't squash every spider you see! Jumping spiders are incredibly skilled hunters of house pests. They molt, grow, and can gain some pretty awesome colorful features as they age! The more you know I am a dummy! 

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Cloudy Consolation by FramedByNature
Cloudy Consolation
Canon 5Dmk1
Canon 17-40mm

After too many storms went up at once and failed to turn/remain isolated, we knew the day was pretty much over in terms of seeing supercells and tornadoes. This shelf cloud north of Norfolk, Nebraska was our consolation prize. You always hope to get more out of a day than some shots of a shelf, but it's better than nothing. I loved the way these rows of young corn stalks lead right towards the storm :wow:

June 6th, 2015
Norfolk, Nebraska

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The Base by Page by FramedByNature
The Base by Page
Canon 5Dmk1
Canon 17-40mm

We had really hoped that storms would turn right as they became established and would remain isolated, but instead, they sort of just meandered to the north and rained themselves out. This was about the closest this storm ever came to producing. Nonetheless, it was a good day to get out and meet a few people (other chasers) I hadn't seen in a while :)

June 6th, 2015
Page, Nebraska

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Evan Ludes
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Evan Ludes
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Hey, my name is Evan. I've been taking photos for about 8 years and come to this community to gather inspiration and share my work. Thanks for visiting! :)

Current Residence: Omaha, Nebraska

Graduation! +Summa Cum Laude

Sun May 10, 2015, 8:53 PM
WHOO! Big weekend, everyone. Happy to say that I've officially graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with my Bachelor's in Graphic Design. Grandparents came up from Kansas to celebrate and had a great weekend with the family.

Even better news, I'll finally have the free time to work on photo/video projects and be truly productive on here for the first time in years. Excited to share a lot of things that I've shot over the past couple of years but haven't shared... lots of gems waiting to meet the world ;)

The DeviantART community played a huge role in getting my creative career off the ground. We are part of a site where you can share your art, gather inspiration, and learn new techniques from real people all in one place. The support I received early on when I first started sharing my work was crucial and motivated me to continue to improve my craft to the point it's at today :)

With that, I'll leave you a terrible selfie before getting to uploading some "real" photos =D

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Thanks for the HUGE amount of support everyone, looking forward to where life leads me and continuing to share the adventure with you! :highfive:


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GreatPlainsPhoto Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Going out west today to try and get some pix. Starting in Ponca City Oklahoma around noon. Love to chase\spot with ya if your in the area
9183274694. Text me if interested.
Midnightflaze Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy birthday!
MutantLilies Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
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Onlyfox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday!!
B-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
EvilKittyArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
foureyes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
happy b'day Evan  Have your cake and eat it too Party Thumbs Up Awesome photography !!!
Tracy4angel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birhtday!happy DA B-day :3 Happy Birthday Godliek :D Happy birthday tarkie 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF Sini Birthday 
txhern Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D
0--moo--0 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015   General Artist
Hope you have a happy birthday. 
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