Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fool’s errand

Sometimes I just cannot help myself! Shooting flying dragonflies is a fool’s errand. But I was out hiking and found myself at the top of a hill with a breeze. The dragons were flying into the breeze, snatching snacks that were going with the flow.

Wandering Glider

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Common Green Darners

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©2015 Steve Borichevsky

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Forgotten Photo Friday, Gloucester

Just a couple of photos from the old neighborhood in Gloucester. You can’t shoot this stuff just anywhere.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bullbaited by butterflies

No kidding, I’ve been getting bullbaited by Common Wood-nymphs all summer long. I have seen them on just about every outing, but they just will not sit still. However yesterday when I arrived home from work, there were several flitting about in the garden.

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©2015 Steve Borichevsky

©2015 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Milky Way

When I was much younger growing up in Vermont, I decided that I would learn the constellations in my sky. Since there wasn’t much light pollution, I was able to see the milky way as I laid on my back with my start chart in hand.

Since then, I have lived in near major cities and the opportunities to see the milky way again were very few. Below is a photo looking east over Plum Island with Ipswich to the right and Newburyport to the left. We get a lot of air traffic over head as the plans come and go from Boston Logan, about 30 miles south.

 

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Here is the milky way going over the trees to the south of the house.

 

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Looking straight up, the milky way can be seen. There are thousands and thousands of stars just in this one little slice of the sky.

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Some people feel small when they look up in the sky. Not me. I feel lucky.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Passing storm

There was a lot of thunder rumbling to the west as a storm came through. I was hoping to capture some lightning, but the storm was breaking up by the time it came over us.

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©2015 Steve Borichevsky

©2015 Steve Borichevsky

Be sure to visit Skywatch Friday this week.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It’s Butterfly day!

Eastern Tailed Blue

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Clouded Sulphur

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Common Ringlet

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Peck’s Skipper

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I found this Peck’s Skipper on a blueberry flower that did not make it through the night. See how tiny they are?

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The top surface of a Great Spangled Fritillary

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The under wing side of the same bug.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail resting in the shade.

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Another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail that is showing some wear.

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The under side look of a Pearl Crescent.

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Pearl Crescent

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Great Blue Heron

When I’m down in Florida, getting on top of a Great Blue Heron is easy. Up north, they are less tolerant of people. Here it is a treat to get within 100 feet of one.

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Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week.

Monday, August 17, 2015

It’s Dragon Day

Dragon season is starting to wind down here in the Atlantic North East. My personal observation is that the numbers are down this year, most likely because of the brutal winter of 2014-2015. The Blue Dashers are relatively abundant and however I will find some that are too irresistible.

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©2015 Steve Borichevsky

©2015 Steve Borichevsky

I have seen several darners this season. This Lance-tipped Darner is the only one that I have managed to shoot.

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This Cherry Meadowhawk is enjoying the sun on a sumac leaf.

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Here are two female Autumn Meadowhawks.

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©2015 Steve Borichevsky

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