Friday, February 28, 2020

2/28/20

I find Dragonflies very cool and interesting to watch.  My large pond attracts them which makes me happy as i get to see them pretty regularly.  I was able to get this shot of one on a Cattail reed.  I don't know my dragonflies very well but thought the yellow stripe on the abdomen was interesting.  I think because of the spots on the wings it is probably a young Twelve Spot Dragonfly.  I like the soft bokeh created by other Cattail reeds.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

2/27/20

I am doing a B&W challenge with a group of people.  The last theme I had to do an image for was for "Cold".  This is what i came up with and I rather liked it so thought I would share it here.  This is a shot of the ice growing over the waterfall on my backyard pond.  I like the patterns in the ice and I thought the image looked great in B&W.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2/26/20

Today's image isn't the best bird photo I have ever shared but it is, as a bird photographer I follow says, a "Lifer" for me, the first time I have ever been able to capture this bird.  I was able to capture this American Kestrel in a tree in Missouri in December.  Even though I couldn't get closer than this, I was pleased I got it in focus.  Wish I had had my longer lens with me but you make do with what you have. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2/25/20

We have been having some warmer days and it has me looking for spring to arrive.  I hope to see more butterflies this year, they were a bit scarce with the wet and then very hot spring and summer we had last year.  I was able to capture this Common Variegated Fritillary in the backyard on some Elderberry blossoms this past spring though. 


Monday, February 24, 2020

2/24/20

I wanted to share another image of my African Violet.  I find these flowers very photogenic with the tiny hairs on them and the interesting pad leaves and fairly delicate flowers.  This is a 3 image stack to bring out more details.


Sunday, February 23, 2020

2/23/20

Today's image is Norfolk & Western 475, A "Mastodon" 4-8-0 locomotive which is owned and run by the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania.  It was built in 1906.  This locomotive was pulling trains along with N&W 611 which was visiting from Virginia.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

2/22/20

This is another image that I took some years ago of Homer's Pond in snow but never liked because it was just drab and blah.  It's similar to the other I posted a couple weeks back but from a different angle.  I like this one even more than the other due to some subtle things I did in this that I did not do in the other.