Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Silver Spotted Skippers

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

female eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Silver spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus)


Porch friends: honeybees

We’ve made a lot of new friends recently at the hummingbird feeders on our front porch.  We named them Jacob,  Ethan,  Michael,  Jayden,  William,  Alexander,  Noah,  Daniel,  Aiden,  Anthony,  Joshua,  Mason,  Christopher,  Andrew,  David,  Matthew,  Logan,  Elijah,  James,  Joseph,  Gabriel,  Benjamin,  Ryan,  Samuel,  Jackson,  John,  Nathan,  Jonathan,  Christian,  Liam,  Dylan,  Landon,  Caleb,  Tyler,  Lucas,  Evan,  Gavin,  Nicholas,  Isaac,  Brayden,  Luke,  Angel,  Brandon,  Jack,  Isaiah,  Jordan,  Owen,  Carter,  Connor,  Justin,  Jose,  Jeremiah,  Julian,  Robert,  Aaron,  Adrian,  Wyatt,  Kevin,  Hunter,  Cameron,  Zachary,  Thomas,  Charles,  Austin,  Eli,  Chase,  Henry,  Sebastian,  Jason,  Levi,  Xavier,  Ian,  Colton,  Dominic,  Juan,  Cooper,  Josiah,  Luis,  Ayden,  Carson,  Adam,  Nathaniel,  Brody,  Tristan,  Diego,  Parker,  Blake,  Oliver,  Cole,  Carlos,  Jaden,  Jesus,  Alex,  Aidan,  Eric,  Hayden,  Bryan,  Max,  Jaxon, and  Brian.

Porch friends: juvenile cardinal







Crimson Rosella

These were always around our cabin in Dean’s Marsh.  Juveniles have green wings.

Crimson Rosella

Bush hike near Dean’s Marsh

Cockatoos in flight

Further reading: sulphur crested cockatoo.

Underwater Friends in Port Phillips, Australia: Leafy Sea Dragon, Puffer Fish, jellyfish

Australia Day 4 – Melbourne Aquarium and Enormous Bats (42 Photos)

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Relevant links: Melbourne Aquarium | Fruit Bats | Yarra Bend Park

Australia – Day 3 – Healesville and Tarrawarra (74 photos)

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Australia – Day 2 – Christmas Day 2010 (84 Photos)

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Camp Mitchell, Fall 2010 (39 HDR Photos)

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Unintentional Self Portrait in the Eye of a Horse

Neighborhood Riffraff – North American Opossum

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Sunset over Suburbia (HDR – 5 Photos)

Morning Rainbow (click photo to enlarge)

9 photo composite


Summer nights

Spider trapped in a lens flare

Explanatory Note:  I was attempting to photograph a spider and its web in extremely low light using manual focus.  The spider itself is in front of the light  on the left hand side of the photograph (a streetlight about 100 yards away) with its web emanating out from that light.  The prominent image of the spider on the right is formed from the lens flare on the camera– basically a shadow within the lens flare.  This could only happen at the exact distance, focal length, and ambient lighting conditions, so even though it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing picture, it’s a one-in-a-million shot.

Night Lake