Saturday, September 22, 2018

9/22/18

I was working on this image this morning.  This is a 3 shot panoramic image that is best viewed large by clicking on it.  This is a view of the huge Sunflower field that I found when I was in Minnesota in late August.  The image doesn't even totally show how this field seemed to go on forever.  It was the largest field of Sunflowers I had ever seen, just a see of yellow, it was beautiful.


Friday, September 21, 2018

9/21/18

Yesterday afternoon when I got home from work I was out by the garden and I spotted this butterfly that I had not seen before.  I quickly went in and got my camera and I was able to get a few shots of it as it was enjoying the Autumn Sedum.  In doing some research last night at butterfliesandmoths.org I found that it is a Border Patch Butterfly and Kansas is on the edge of it's habitat.  I submitted my sighting to the site as well.  I was quite happy to have seen and captured a rare to Kansas butterfly and a quite beautiful one at that.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

9/20/18

I captured this White-lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth enjoying a Thistle flower a while back.  They are also known as just a Hummingbird Moth.  They are pretty elusive and I don't see them often so it was great to be able to get a photo of one.  I found out something interesting about Hummingbird moths, their caterpillar stage are Hornworms.  One variety is the Tobacco Hornworm that destroys tomato plants if left alone.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

9/19/18

Still hot today but it's looking like only one more day of this.  My image today is of an almost perfect red Sunflower from my garden just a few weeks ago.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

9/18/18

Well summer is finishing off hot.  I know I don't want winter to come but I am tired of the heat.  The Hummingbirds have been visiting and stocking up for their trip south.  I captured this Ruby Throated one seeming to look at me while taking it's photo recently.  

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

9/17/18

I captured this shot on my trip to Minnesota over the Labor Day weekend.  I was trying to capture a Heron on the ground but it took off, they are always so skittish.  Fortunately I was fairly ready for this and able to capture my best flight capture of one of these so far.  This is a Great Blue Heron.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

9/16/18

This is a shot of the ex Soo Line locomotive that I get to fire on at the Western Minnesota Steam thresher's Reunion for 2 hours of the 4 days of the show.  The locomotive is just pulling into the Baker Depot here to pick up passengers and switch crews out at about 10am.  I took this image just before going on board.