Friday, July 29, 2016

Blue Dasher Bug Yoga

On hot days, dragonflies will “obelisk” to regulate the amount of sunlight that hits their bodies. Or maybe they do it to show off.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Male Slaty Skimmer having a snack

I was watching this male Slaty Skimmer for a while. It flew off a and came back with a snack.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

If you can get past the freak-out factor, it is actually quite interesting how these dragons can chomp down a big bug without the use of their legs to manipulate it. They have all kinds of structures in their mouths that grasp the bug while the chew it up.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sometimes I’ll take a photo just because it is hard to do.

Here is a male Slatey Skimmer shot against a dark background. It is almost like shooting black cats in a coal mine.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Voilet Dancer on gray rocks, a photostudy.

Sometimes an opportunity to challenge my skills presents itself. Here is a Violet Dancer that fancied gray rocks in the shadows. Now how could I resist?

 

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Friday, July 22, 2016

Common Pondhawks

I have some Common Pondhawks for you today. The first two are females and the last is a male.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

American Copper

It isn’t everyday that I get to different species in a photo. Here is and American Copper and some other small bug.

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And on the same day, I got a female Common Pondhawk and a Skipper.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Halloween Pennant

I happend upon two female Halloween Pennants last Sunday. Here is a little photo study.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Monday, July 18, 2016

Eastern Ribbon Snake

I was walking back to my car on Sunday morning following a hike through the woods. I was feeling rather satisfied with the images that I captured, but I needed to head back and get some tasks done around the house. I was walking along at a fairly good pace when I heard a faint “whoosh, whoosh” from behind me. I turned around and there was a snake coiled up and then “whoosh, whoosh”, it struck at me again.

Although I was feeling a bit of hostility from the creature, curiosity got the best of me and I decided that I needed to photograph this ferocious beast. I believe that it is an Eastern Ribbon Snake.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

I was fairly certain that it was harmless, but nevertheless this is a popular trail with a lot of horses and dogs. I didn’t what this little guy to cause any more trouble than it did with me. I took a long stick and gently nudged it away from the trail.

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