Saturday, February 25, 2017


Well winter came back as of yesterday with snow off and on.  On Google Plus I follow this photographer from Canada that does incredible macro images of snowflakes.  My ability is definitely not his but I decided to try to capture a snowflake and for a first time effort, I think I did OK with this image.  I shot the snowflakes as they fell on a black woolen glove so that's the bumpy background.  Getting them in focus quickly before they melt is quite a challenge when shooting so close.

Friday, February 24, 2017


Well winter came back today, knew it had to happen.  Hope all the plants emerging will be OK.  My image today is of a Harris Sparrow that I captured standing on my new ground feeder.  I especially liked this shot for how sharp the bird was and then the bokeh behind it created by the grass which was dewy at the time.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Spring is coming quickly it seems this year.  It won't be too long and we will have sights like this unless they get frozen out which, unfortunately is a real possibility.  Anyway, I captured this Red Admiral visiting the Lilac on a lovely Spring day a while back.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


When I was going through older photos I found this one of a cute little guy I had photographed on Konza Prairie.  This is a Collared Lizard which is one of the main types of reptiles we have in this area.  They are called "Collared" because they have a distinct set of black bands that go around their neck and shoulders that looks like a collar.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I found this older shot for today while looking for something else.  I had been photographing this Redwing Blackbird while it was perched on a Cattail when it decided it had enough of that and took off.  I was fortunate enough to capture it in flight and in focus!  😀 I got this image in Minnesota.  There are a couple of spots there where I seem to always be able to find them.

Monday, February 20, 2017


We finally got a bit of rain last night.  Now stuff will probably really start popping up with these warm temps.  I don't know how this can last.  My image today is a bit different one.  I am not fond of Wasps at all because I have been stung by them.  However this guy was just intent on drinking from the Sedum and didn't seem to care about me at all so I was able to get this shot.  I am not sure what type of wasp it is, I couldn't find a color match in my book.  I thought it was kind of a colorful one though.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Today I am posting another shot of the beautifully restored locomotive No 7 at Greenfield Village of the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.  It was just coming around the corral area to the station to load passengers for it's next loop.  You can ride around the grounds as many times as you like for just a small charge one time.  No 7 used to pull Henry Ford's train on his various travels back in the day.