Monthly Archives: August 2014

Just a couple to share

The Goldfinches are everywhere!  We have a large patch of Cut Leaf Coneflower in our garden, and the finches love it.  I was out back one day taking pictures of the finches when I heard one hit my window.  It … Continue reading

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I finally got my flash off-camera!  I love my 100-400 lens, but I really do need quite a bit of light for it to perform best.  I’ve never liked the look I get when using my flash on-camera.  So I … Continue reading

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Broad-winged Hawk

I had the fantastic opportunity to photograph a Broad-winged Hawk that lives at the science and nature center near my home.  This center houses previously-injured raptors that can no longer survive in the wild.  The Broad-winged Hawk is a more … Continue reading

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Birds, bees, and butterflies

I recently came across a blooming Butterfly Bush.  This plant is so beautiful when it is blooming, and it was attracting all kinds of bees and butterflies.  I did a quick internet search to see if this was a plant … Continue reading

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A quick share

  Just popping in to share this photo of a Silver-Spotted Skipper.  There really is so much beauty in the world!

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August is a very good month

So many beautiful wildflowers are blooming right now.  They are attracting all kinds of birds, butterflies, and bees.  I’m very happy with a few of the photos I took yesterday as I was walking along the river.   I caught … Continue reading

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I finally spotted my first Monarch butterfly of the summer.  She only stayed in my yard for a few minutes, but long enough for me to grab my camera.  They are so beautiful–always look like stained glass to me.  Enjoy … Continue reading

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