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 these two Silver-Spotted Skippers in the perfect pose. I was shooting with my aperture wide open, which can often result in one butterfly being out of focus. However, these two were lined up in the same focal plane and I got them both. It really made my day.
This pretty Song Sparrow was also kind enough to give me a perfect pose. I love how he’s a bit backlit in this photo.
I usually like my bird photos to have a natural background. But when I saw this Mourning Dove sitting on the railroad tracks, I had to take the shot. I love the background of this photo–the colors are fantastic and I love that you can make out the tire but it’s still got a good amount of blur. I think I’ll go back to this spot and see if I can get a few portraits with that background. And no worries, I won’t sit my kids on the railroad tracks for the sake of a photo!
I believe this butterfly is a Holly Blue. It’s tiny and has a beautiful blue upper side. I’ve never seen it land and keep it’s wings open, so I often only see the white under side. I love how you can just make out the strip of blue near the head of the butterfly.
I believe the butterfly above is called an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. I took so many photos of this guy. I loved the way the light shone through the wings on this one.
So very happy I got out for an hour or so yesterday. It’s raining out right now–probably won’t be many photo opportunities today.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.