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

Red Shouldered Hawk Feather on the ground

Telephoto Macro

A feather became a “macro” shot for my telephoto lens. I had my telephoto with me while outside on other business, on the chance something might pop up for the next One Picture a Day. I took my telephoto because with rain approaching on a gray February day I figured a bird or other animal […]

American goldfinch with a misaligned wing

Gimpy Goldfinch

An injured American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) that has been frequenting this feeder is the subject of today’s One Picture a Day. Because of the dark wing, I think this is a male, but I am not absolutely sure. I first noticed him about a month ago, in December. He has an apparent injury to his […]

Rainbow spectrum on wall

Rainbow on the Wall

We play around with “rainbows” for our One Picture a Day today.┬áThis spectrum was cast on the living room wall by sunlight coming through the beveled edges of decorative glass in our front door. These delightful sprites appear on sunny afternoons in our living room. On the wall and for the original image, the center […]