October Moon

The moon on October 4th. Cool clear nights are here now and the moon is bright.

Fall Cardinal

The cardinals are going through their fall molt now and look a little rough. This one looks like it must have molted early and is mostly back to normal.

Praying Mantis

This praying mantis was on the outside of our french doors yesterday. I’m not sure if he was trying to stay out of the rain or just hanging out. When the rain stopped and the sun came out for a bit, I manged to get … Continue readingPraying Mantis

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

I’m not sure if this is a female or an immature bird, but either way it will be gone soon. The long flight to Florida or Mexico will start in a couple weeks and we won’t see them again until next spring. This is one … Continue readingRuby-Throated Hummingbird

Red Spotted Purple

Red spotted purple is what this butterfly is listed as in the Audubon book. I see them around quite a bit but they hardly ever stop long enough to get a picture. This one was more considerate than most and posed for me.

Dragonfly

I’ve been having fun photographing dragonflies. They almost seem like they want their picture taken sometimes. They pose for a bit then take off, only to return to the same spot and pose again.

Another Green One

There are lots of these around this year. Green ones and blue ones. They aren’t very big but they are everywhere.

Green dragonfly

Several of these have been flying around in front of the house. They seem to enjoy being photographed. They will make a circle and then stop and pose for a while. As bad as the mosquitoes are this year, I’m glad to have lots of … Continue readingGreen dragonfly

June Sunrise

This is the first really good sunrise I’ve had a chance to shoot in quite a while.

Whitetail fawn

This little one was hanging around near my garden when I got home today. It stayed put while I went back to the house for the camera and let me take half a dozen shots before it walked off. I’m pretty sure its momma is … Continue readingWhitetail fawn