Sub-adult Wood Frog out and about on a rainy day
White-tail fawn foraging in cultivated fields
Bumblebee feasting on Touch-me-not (Jewelweed)
Teasel at ground level, the 6-foot stalk flattened by flood waters
Clearwing Hummingbird Moth on Phlox (1 of 2)
Small pool of spring water that has quenched the thirst of 3 dogs during 30 years of trail walking
White Admiral, wings upright and showing its true colors
Photos by NB Hunter (August, 2017). © All Rights Reserved.
Beautiful as always!
Thanks Lisa. No major trips or events of late, but there’s always something to see in between chores! Your adventure at Montezuma Natl Wildlife Refuge was intriguing….I must do that sometime.
Nice pictures, I really like your insects and amphibians.
Thanks Shawn. Amphibians are fun, esp. when they stay put and give me a chance!
Your photographs are exquisite. I enjoy your comment about the spring water for it conjures up an image of oneness with nature.
Thanks Anne. My old dog wasn’t feeling well enough for a walk on that morning so the frog wasn’t forced to dive for cover. For me, a sad moment of reflection but a satisfying capture with morning light.
It is always such a pleasure to look at your images, Nick. The hummingbird moth images are particularly amazing!
I really admire this collection of such strong images of beautiful creatures. There is something particularly soulful in the fawn’s expression that keeps drawing me back. I am so sorry that your elderly dog is not well, and I send you both best wishes.
A very beautiful and diverse series of photos to go along with this post’s title. I am partial to those of the Hummingbird Moth and the Admiral, but the rest are winners also.
Thanks for the great feedback Hien. These posts are really a window into my daily life and the Phlox X Hummingbird Moth experience has become an annual August ritual. I captured some very nice images of the White Admiral nectaring on Knapweed but when it left to perch in a spruce tree I saw an opportunity to capture a less familiar scene, showing the colors of the underside of the wing.
Lovely images as always. You’ve certainly lightened up this smoky day here!
Stinning pictures of flying hummingbird moth! You certainly had a very short exposure time set. 1/2000? Really great!
Thank you! These moths move quickly from one small Phlox flower to another, rarely presenting an easy target. I have to shoot in bright sunlight and crank up the ISO to get what I want. I still delete many more than I save, mostly because I’ve failed to lock onto the target or capture a desirable position and background.
The work was worth it!