Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
It took me quite a while to find this location. Actually, it took two years. I went 70 miles our of my way to find it. When I arrived in the late afternoon, the sun was coming in from behind. But you have to be fearless with the light!
Now that I know the location and what to expect, I can shoot it on an overcast day or earlier in the day.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
At least, that’s what I think they are! Unfortunately I was so focused on working with the four fledglings that I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the parents which were off foraging. After about 10 minutes of working with the kids, I left them so that I didn’t cause the parents any stress.
My first impression when I saw the parents was that they were Eastern Phoebes. But when I got back, I started looking at Eastern Wood-pewees. The juveniles can be a little confusing, especially when the yellow wash on the belly tended to come and go with the changing light conditions!
Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week!
Monday, June 22, 2015
I took a little road trip over to New York to see my mother this past weekend. I couldn’t help but to take a little detour to go find something new to shoot. When I arrived on location, I saw this little swallowtail flitting about. I was lucky enough to get off two shots. This is a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail. It is about 2/3rds the size of our Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As I mentioned Sunday, you can count the numbers of Cuckoos that I have see on one hand. Sunday morning I took a walk in the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. I caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of my eye. It was another Black-billed Cuckoo! I stayed with it for about 15 minutes and managed to get a few usable photos in the very low light conditions.
Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
There are just times when I feel that I just lost my mojo. There were lots of Indigo Buntings and Blue-winged warblers in the woods, but I just could not get a good shot.
Blue-winged Warbler with spider
Female Indigo Bunting
Male Indigo Bunting
And adding insult to injury, I could hear a Black-billed Cuckoo calling. He was w-a-y up in the canopy. These are the best shots that I got.
The images above are of my third Black-billed Cuckoo sighting ever. Back on the 25th of June, 2011, I was luck to get some good images.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
I shot this Arrowhead Spiketail a year ago. I remember that it was a particularly friendly bug. I hope to see more this year.
Okay, this ladybug didn’t think it was all that friendly.