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.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
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
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
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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
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
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.