Posts Tagged ‘fauna’

Hummingbirds!

Friday, October 8th, 2010
Nikon D300, Nikon AFS 70-200mm VRII, 200mm, 1/250, f/4.5

Amidst all the madness this summer, I did manage to do a tiny bit of personal work. For the last year or so I have worked to create a haven for our resident Anna’s Hummingbirds and the occasional Rufous. They have rewarded me with endless aerial acrobatics, unnervingly close encounters and even work to pollinate fruits and veggies in the garden. On top of all that, they even pose for the camera every now and again, not even flinching when I stand on a table a few feet away with an enormous lens trained on them.


Drumming Katydid

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Drumming Katydid (Meconema Thalassinum)

Drumming Katydid (Meconema Thalassinum)

Well, once again I’ve let being busy get in the way of my blogging.  This has to be a quickie, as I have an appointment to get to…  Short version:  I found a drumming katydid (Meconema Thalassinum) on the ceiling of our front porch the other day.  I brought her in and made a cozy mason jar condo for her and went to plotting how best to capture her likeness.

The next day I let her out and she immediately took to the gorgeous bouquet of flowers my husband had brought home.  Wind and lack of colorful flowers marred our outdoor shoot, but the images in the kitchen window light turned out great.  More to come – I’ll post a link when I get the gallery up on PhotoShelter.

In the mean time, there are lots of other new galleries posted!

EXIF:  Nikon D700 | 1/250 s | f/9.0 | ISO 320 | Nikon AF-S Micro VR 105mm f/2.8


Robot chick, shunned

Friday, August 7th, 2009

A chirping toy chick proves unpopular with our hens and dogs…

 

 


Happy autumn

Friday, October 24th, 2008

EXIF: Nikon D300 | 1/40 | f/4.5 | 105 mm | ISO 800 | -1/3 EV