Monday, August 21, 2017

The Elderberry Bush

The elderberry bush in the yard had a good crop of berries. This brought in a lot of birds. We think of Eastern Kingbirds as master flycatchers, which they are, but they were not averse to feasting on the elderberries.

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Cedar Waxwings are fruit eaters, so naturally we expect to see them happily eating elderberries.

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Here is an adult Gray Catbird.

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This juvenile is exposing his pin feathers to the sun while picking a berry.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Slaty Skimmers by the pond

Here are two absolutely perfect Slaty Skimmers. The first is the male and the second is the female. Below is a Lilypad Forktail that was on a near by lilypad.

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Lilypad Forktail

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Perfect Exposures

There wouldn’t be much fun if all scenes were evenly lit. Here are three dragonflies with challenging exposure problems.

Male Eastern Pondhawk

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Female Meadowhawk

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When I saw this Male Slaty Skimmer against a bright background, I just had to take up the challenge.

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