Friday, June 26, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summertime

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Juvenile Eastern Phoebes

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!

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Red-winged Blackbird

Everyone knows what a male Red-winged Blackbird looks like, but have you ever looked at a female?

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Black-billed Cuckoo!

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Spangled Skimmers

Today I have a male and female Spangled Skimmer for you.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

I’m so glad it is dragon season again.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The birding was good, the shooting…not so hot.

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

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Female Indigo Bunting

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Male Indigo Bunting

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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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Forgotten Photo Friday, Arrowhead Spiketail

I shot this Arrowhead Spiketail a year ago. I remember that it was a particularly friendly bug. I hope to see more this year.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Okay, this ladybug didn’t think it was all that friendly.

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