Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Birds

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
6 comments

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.



6 comments:

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...

Luscious.
S.

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.


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