Summer Doldrums 6/26/2011

Summer’s here for sure.  It was 79 at 7 this morning and 97 as I write this.  Except for an occasional Neotropic Cormorant, I’m seeing the same birds day after day so I’m turning my camera to other things.  The dragonflies are starting to get interesting so they are getting my most attention.  Here’s a few of my recent images.

Garden Coreopsis

Horse Nettle

Blue Dasher

Widow Skimmer

Halloween Pennant

Yellow-sided Skimmer

Eastern Amberwing

Jade Clubtail

Fiery Skipper

Mount Magazine State Park 6/11/2011

Sam and I joined ASCA for a field trip to the park Saturday. Here are some pictures from the trip.

Rufous-crowned Sparrow:
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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Assorted butterflies:
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Snow Day 2/5/2011

Good snow days are not common in Central Arkansas.  Many is the winter where we get one snow the entire winter. Then it melts quickly.  However, on Saturday the 5th of February we had the best of all worlds. A moderate snowfall, but the roads were clear, and then on a Saturday the sky was mostly clear.  So I packed up the camera and went to Two Rivers Park to see what I could shoot.  I think we got about two inches and it was mostly gone by the next day but I was able to walk around perhaps the only person in the park. I hope you enjoy these.

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