New Autumn Hillside

New Autumn Hillside

I titled this “New Autumn Hillside” because it’s new to me. Thanks to some recently cut trees, I can see this hillside from my backyard. I could not see it before the loss of the trees. It happens to catch light from the setting sun quite nicely on a fall evening. Taken with a Nikkor […]

A doe and her two adolescent fawns

We Are Family

A white-tailed deer doe has been raising her two fawns among the backyards in our neighborhood all summer.  The fawns have lost their spots now. They are nearly full-grown. The mother saw me with my camera, and actually took several steps toward me.  I presume she was keeping herself between me and the youngsters, though […]

Goldenrod Field

Goldenrod Field

The goldenrod (Solidago species) is peaking here now. A few whites and purples of other flowers are here and there, but golden yellow is the color to be. I used my Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S VR at 300mm to flatten the perspective. It was taken from a hill overlooking the field. In Aperture I fought with […]

Pipevine Swallowtail on teasel

Pipevine Swallowtail

I chose this image because it caught the iridescent blue of the underside of the hindwing on the Pipevine Swallowtail. I see these butterflies often locally; pipe vines themselves, the host plant for this butterfly, I’m not positive I have ever noticed. They must be nearby somewhere. This image taken with a Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S […]

Robust Maple

Leave It to Me

Green maple leaves in the golden hour of sunset. Foreshortened with a telephoto lens. Norway maple, if you want to know the species. Related articles Searching for 2013 red japanese maple leaves Postcards Customer Ratings Adventures in Composting… Garland One Tree Hill

Spreadwing Damsel

Peeking Damsel

Another old friend makes an appearance at the pond. I have been waiting for the Spread-winged Damselflies to arrive. I first noticed them several years ago here after the pond had been drained and dredged. Dragonfly populations increased significantly after that work. The spread-winged damselfly spreads its wings somewhat like a dragonfly, rather than folding […]