Category Archives: Closeup Photography

06.06.2021 Silent Sunday-Swamp Oak Leaf with Dew

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06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was … Continue reading

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06.05.2021 Frostless Frostweed

I have never seen the frost curls with this plant in the autumn as another species with the same name puts forth. I regularly find the flowers in Quabbin Park and these get mowed down with the grass once flowering … Continue reading

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06.04.2021 Frog Friday

I’ve stopped by Moosehorn Pond a few times as summer approaches. It is my favorite spot for photographing bullfrogs and yesterday was the first day I found one.  Walking the entire length of the pond this was the only one … Continue reading

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06.03.2021 West Branch of Fever Brook Cascade

I considered calling this a waterfall because of its clean flow.  But in reality it is water leaking through an old dam that created a pond I visit often along State Forest Road in North Quabbin. Different parts of the … Continue reading

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06.02.2021-2 Quabbin Park Loop Road-Lichen on Rock

When I am walking along this road I often look at the “guard” rocks that keep us from driving onto the grounds and sometimes find interesting patterns which have been subjects of previous posts. I haven’t ID’d the lichen yet … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday the second

On the 21st, while photographing the Painted Trilliums I have recently shared, I noticed this little bug on one petal.  I sort of identified it, or maybe entirely, as an Evacanthus leafhopper larva.  The doubt comes from whether that is … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday-White Pink Lady’s Slipper

So far the only white Cypripedium acaule I have found this year. In the past several years there have been a few  in the spot where I found the Pink pair that I posted last week but none at that … Continue reading

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05.29.2021 More of the Yellow Lady’s Slippers

I don’t think I’ll be posting quite as many of these as I do of the Painted Trilliums, but I guess it depends on how many I come across.  These are on another private property location shared with me by … Continue reading

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05.28.2021 Frog Friday-A feeble attempt

The bullfrogs are back in healthy numbers in Poor Farm Swamp.  Most were not in a good position for photography, lounging under the shrubs and grasses that grow along the banks of the ponds but all the mating sounds were … Continue reading

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