Category Archives: Nature Photography

08.11.2020 Katydid say I could make this portrait

Maybe a different or possibly the same Fork-tailed Bush Katydid-Scudderia furcata I previously posted. Just hanging out on one of our milkweed leaves waiting for dark and the concert to begin. Handheld with the 40D plus twin flash.

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08.11.2020 Another Day, Another Skipper

Two different skipper species ties my annual record in the yard. Maybe they don’t visit the yard all that often or I just might not be looking at the right time.  But it was a delight to have a pair … Continue reading

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08.10.2020-2 Monochrome Monday

The Holyoke Mountain Range seen from the Honeypot by the Connecticut River in Hadley, MA. at morning twilight.  

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08.10.2020 Harlequin Webworm Moth

I’ve had these visit our boneset flowers for a long time.  Well, a long time ago for a long time.  The plant is starting to reestablish itself and they, along with many other insects, are returning too. Diathrausta harlequinalis This … Continue reading

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08.09.2020-2 A slight change in plans

My trip to Moosehorn Pond was intentional and my plans there also although I was thinking of dragonflies which were not terribly abundant.  The change is that I was going to do this as a “Silent Sunday” post but decided … Continue reading

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08.08.2020-2 Me and Greenie Down by the Brickyard

I had a nice morning with four herons.  Two Great Blues and two Green. Three of the four were seriously into preening but every once in a while would strike a nice pose. Green Heron-Butorides virescens. In the order Pelecaniformes … Continue reading

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08.08.2020 Glinda the good mosquito

Not exactly a good witch but not a bad mosquito either.  Elephant mosquitoes-Toxorhynchites rutilus don’t pursue blood meals but sip flower nectar such as that of this Boneset Thoroughwort-Eupatorium perfoliatum. Although it looks to be in danger, the Leather Bug aka … Continue reading

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08.07.2020 My world turned upside down

because I didn’t notice that this morning’s early post was #1550. I had meant to mark the occasion but then forgot.  It was 3:17 a.m. so I have that as an excuse.  That makes this #1551. Green Stink Bug nymph- Chinavia … Continue reading

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08.07.2020 Square Frame (Bull)Frog Friday

Here are a few shots from this past week. All from walks at Poor Farm Swamp along the Norwottuck Rail Trail. The handsome guy from the polarizer comparison post with a bit of post processing. A youngster enjoying life on … Continue reading

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08.06.2020 Northern Flatid Planthopper

I spent a bit of time this morning in the wet meadow where I find the grass pinks.  Of course they are long since passed, but there were a few insects found and this is the first I’ll be posting. … Continue reading

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