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09.09.2022 Frog Friday…a sunny pair

The strong rising sunlight really highlights the texture of the frog’s skin. An earlier shot when the light was a little softer.  I always like catching a reflection although this one isn’t too strong. I am making the most of … Continue reading

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08.16.2022 Two-fer Tuesday

While looking for anything…it’s always good to keep your options open…I found a couple of colorful caterpillars over the weekend. Pearly Wood-nymph- Eudryas unio munching a grape leaf in Brickyard this past Saturday. There is another almost identical species, the … Continue reading

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07.09.2022 Clear wings

The way the light is hitting the wings, they look like a collection of tiny windows.  There is a bit of iridescent color and some sky reflection, but we can see right through them. Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum-female There were quite … Continue reading

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06.16.2022 Two Ponds, Two Firsts…well four really

On Monday I shot the damselfly, which was a first of that species for me.  But just before that I made an image of a Large Cranberry-Vaccinium macrocarpon flower for the first time. I had seen some of the berries … Continue reading

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06.15.2022 Things are heating up

While places to our south have had dragonflies flying about, and probably to a lesser extent here also, it is now getting warm enough here to see them regularly and a first time for me to make some photographs.  This … Continue reading

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06.13.2022 Texture and Tension (Surface…the good kind)

Sometimes the frog journey provides other subjects.  Yesterday at Moosehorn Pond I heard but saw no frogs.  Not surprising as it was a moderately chilly morning.  However the lily pads are up and one or two had accompanying blooms. This … Continue reading

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08.20.2021 You guessed it…Frog Friday

Bullfrog on a pad…sort of. These guys are always smiling although it often seems a wry smile.  I should start bringing a bag of flies with me.

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06.16.2021 Lily Pads as Pacman

While at Moosehorn Pond on the same day as the previous water-lily shot, I captured a couple of pads with nice water drops that accumulated during the rain just prior to my arrival. I picked out a couple with some … Continue reading

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0-6.12.2021 Saturday Night Soaker

It was raining when I left the house this morning but radar showed it letting up to the north and, sure enough, when I arrived at the pond it had stopped.  But the evidence remained. White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata

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06.08.2021 Two for Tuesday

While at the pond the first tiny find was this damselfly.  Although very common it was a first sighting for me. Eastern Forktail-Ischnura verticalis female. After shooting this I moved along and found what I thought from a distance to be … Continue reading

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