Skippers on Celosia

21 08 2012

Skipper butterflies on Celosia (Cockscomb) flowers

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Hah! I briefly distracted you….

20 08 2012

with feline and feathered friend photos…but now I’m back to yet another Blue Dasher dragonfly photo! 😉

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Carolina Beach gull

20 08 2012

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Keeping time

20 08 2012

Our striped cat, Pixel, is always hungry. Always. A few days ago we caught him staring at the clock in the kitchen. This old clock is just the top portion of a grandfather clock that we found at an antique store in Cape May, NJ years ago. I told Michael that Pixel was just watching the clock in hopes that it would be time for another meal soon. He made his way up our “stair-step” cabinet and the following iPhone photos are the result. Lobo later joined in an attempt to speed up the passing of time.

Hey, maybe I can speed things up if I can move these little handle thingies forward.

 

Or maybe I can access them from behind?


Dude, I already tried that. It won’t work.





Blue Dasher dragonfly on lotus seed pod

18 08 2012

Okay, the lure of photographing dragonflies again was just too much to resist today. I’m on a roll (couldn’t you tell?). I called my “grasshopper” photography student, Michael Q. Powell, and although he had already been out shooting by himself this morning, it didn’t take much cajoling to convince him to come out again with me. Since it was very late in the afternoon (after 4:00 p.m.), it was more overcast, which made for great lighting for photography. The background is a large lotus lily pad leaf—see the lighter center of the leaf peeping through the upper wings? Yes, this is a warning that there will be just a few more dragonfly posts (I shot nearly 400 images just in today’s session). So, dear readers, I ask that you bear with me until I’ve overcome my (most likely temporary) obsession with dragonflies.

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Yes, I know, another dragonfly…

17 08 2012

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Incoming!

17 08 2012

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