Thursday, July 29, 2010

Evening Light

Sunset on the Mio Pond

Monday, July 26, 2010


This image was taken one summer evening. I had spent the day on the pond canoing. As afternoon wore on I noticed clouds starting to move in. So I decided to stay until sunset to see if I could get any good shots. I found a location and set up and waited. I did not have to wait the sunset the sky started to glow. As you can by the image my decision to stay a little longer payed off.

Photo taken with a Canon Rebel XT, Canon EFS 18-55mm lens (24mm) ISO 100 F/16

Friday, July 23, 2010

Back to the Meadow

Went back to the meadow again today, but the lighting and wind was bad. I will try again when we get a better day. Did see plenty of dragonflies and butterflies, but no good shots. Sometimes that happens, but it is always nice to get out there...even if I don't get any shots.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I was lucky to get a shot of one of my favorite butterflies. This is the first one I have seen this year, but when I was out in the Swampy Meadow I spotted this one feeding on a Wild Bergamot. Planning on going back to the Swampy Meadow again tomorrow. I heard the weather report and it's going to be hot and muggy. I hope so...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Afternoon in a Meadow

I spent the afternoon in a swampy meadow. It was muggy and very warm...but the butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees did not mind. Spotted Knapweed and Wild Bergamot could be seen covering the meadow. I took well over 500 images and sweat enough to make my shirt wet, but it was well worth the trip. Will go back in a week to see what else I can find. I would like to go there early in the morning, but it's hard for me to do this...maybe I will try one of these cool mornings. Would be nice to find Dragonflies with dew on them.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Black Swallowtail Caterpiller

I have yet to see a Black Swallowtail Buterfly, but have found the caterpiller.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)

I found this species of Orchid growing in my is the first time I have never mowed the ditch and I'm glad I decided to let it grow wild. This is a beautiful flower when you get up close to it. I have 11 plants growning and will be taking some more photos of it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Mio Pond Sunset...been busy. Will catch up on my posting soon.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Leaffooted Bug - Merocoris distinctus

This is one strange looking insect...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Yellow Warbler

Was out in a marsh this morning and took some great shots...these yellow warblers hung around. The parent was feeding the young one, but was unable to get a shot of that.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hovering Honeybee

My first image for the month of July....this little honeybee.