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07.31.2021 Beardsleyesque Grotesque Pareidolia

Quabbin Shoreline Tree Grotesque I had a period when I enjoyed doing pen and ink drawings and that drew me to Aubrey Beardsley. He described himself and many of his artworks as grotesque but I always found them beautifully drawn.  … Continue reading

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07.28.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Upside Down Brickyard

Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Intimate Landscape, macro photography, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

07.28.2021 A favorite visitor-Eastern Calligrapher

Do you have a favorite fly?  How about a favorite Hoverfly? This is mine.  These are tiny pollinators that do indeed hover.  They can fly backwards, maybe other flies do also, and their wings often iridesce. There is just a … Continue reading

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07/27/2021-Common Wood-nymph

This was a fun pursuit. I visited an area in town called Brickyard.  It’s a fairly large meadow which is broken up in a few spots by trees and a small river.  As I walked a path around the meadow … Continue reading

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07.26.2021 Macro Monarch Monday

We’ve had lots of Monarch visitors in the yard flying around depositing eggs and there have been several larvae nibbling on the milkweeds. This was my first opportunity to capture one while nectaring. We seem to be having a good … Continue reading

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07.26.2021 B.O.A.S.-Green Heron Edition

Years ago when I participated in a forum, Naturescapes.Net, the favored bird portrait would be with one on the end of a stick (thus Bird on a Stick).  This is a somewhat different example of that although not with the … Continue reading

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07.25.2021 Fisher in a Fog

I’ve tried and failed a few times to capture a shot of a Belted Kingfisher-Megaceryle alcyon while visiting the swamp. Since I do 99% of my shooting from a tripod they often fly off before I set up.  But yesterday … Continue reading

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07.25.2021 Silent Sunday-Full Buck Moonset over Foggy Holyoke Range

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07.23.2021 Frog Friday XXXIV

Going through the search archives we are somewhere around the thirty fifth Frog Friday.  I might have missed one or two. But now a number is established. This is one of the few bullfrogs I have photographed that is not … Continue reading

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07/21/2021 Wordless Wednesday-Summer Azure

Summer Azure-Celastrina neglecta

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