For my last yard shoot of August I visited our large clump of New England American Aster- Symphyotrichum novae-angliae and was happy to have a few subjects to photograph.
The first was this tiny bee.
Small Carpenter Bee- Ceratina sp, possibly a Spurred Small Carpenter-C. calcarata Although the camera, not just mine but pretty much every one on BG.N, captures it quite dark, when the sun hits it there is a flash of green so a bit more colorful.
Next to visit was what is turning out to be the most often seen skipper in our yard, Peck’s.
Peck’s Skipper-Polites peckius. I had a few shots at this one and chose this for the forward thrust leg and proboscis.
And, finally, a katydid.
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid-Scudderia furcata. I made this one image and the batteries in my flash died. But I had another set charged and loaded them into the unit however by the time I got back out there a bumblebee was harassing the katydid and off it jumped. One shot but a good one.
The Cabbage Whites have been visiting these also but I haven’t managed a decent shot yet so this post ends with three. There will be a traditional Friday post tomorrow. 🙂