Tag Archives: Brickyard Conservation Area

06.20.2022 Monochromatic Macro Monday-Tendril

Walking at the Brickyard Conservation Area this morning, I saw a lot of subjects for abstract or intimate images. I certainly didn’t set out with this visualized on my way there and it was the last image I made before … Continue reading

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06.17.2022 Sedge Sprite

Lost in the fun and excitement of shooting the Golden-backed Snipe Fly was this colorful damselfly.  I would have found it eventually but doing all my backing up today I came across it.  Another first.  Good season so far. Sedge … Continue reading

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06.05.2022 Let me introduce you to my little friend

Off the top of my head, and so far during the time I have been photographing entomology subjects, this is probably my favorite insect, or maybe my favorite fly, and definitely my favorite snipe fly. While visiting Brickyard Conservation Area … Continue reading

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10.21.2021 Should I or Shouldn’t I?

I debated whether this image was share worthy or not for quite a while.  Made on the same day as the shapely dead tree and foliage at Brickyard, the light was not favorable. But the color was irresistible  so I … Continue reading

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09.09.2021 Golden Grass Meadow

Another image from my wander in Brickyard last Saturday.

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09.05.2021 Lovely Mimic

One should be careful what you swat.  I bet your first impulse is that this is a scary wasp or hornet and a threat.  That was mine too. But it is a Hoverfly mimicking a hornet. Eastern Hornet Fly-Spilomyia longicornis. I … Continue reading

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09.05.2021 Silent Sunday

Spotted Touch-me-not aka Jewelweed-Impatiens capensis

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08.13.2021 Frog Friday-mini model

I was chasing a moth in Brickyard Meadow last Saturday when I saw something not much larger than the moth on a sensitive fern leaf a few inches away.  Although it was partially hidden under another overhanging leaf and I … Continue reading

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07.28.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Upside Down Brickyard

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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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