Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Birds

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

This evening the birds were active around the farm, but they seemed to be completely NOT in the mood to be photographed. Indigo bunting, blue-winged warbler, white-eyed vireo, Carolina wren, ruby-throated hummingbird, chipping sparrow--all were camera shy in the orange wash of the evening's sunset.

So I found a calmer, more photogenic subject: a massive tiger swallowtail that was nectaring on some ironweed along the edge of the meadow.

Here are just a few of the frames I burned.


On August 15, 2007 at 9:21 AM Rondeau Ric said...

Bill of the Butterflies?

On August 15, 2007 at 11:15 AM Heather A, Albany OH said...

Pretty butterfly on pretty ironweed, my favorite wildflower of late summer/early autumn. Nice.

On August 16, 2007 at 12:35 AM Anonymous said...


On August 16, 2007 at 6:51 PM Anonymous said...

Great shots!

But isn't there a part of you that wishes you had done Chet Baker pulling on a leash?

On August 17, 2007 at 7:14 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Is it winter already in Minnesota?

On August 20, 2007 at 10:43 AM Mary said...

So vibrant! Great color.