Tuesday, July 12, 2022

American Avocet

 An American Avocet visited CJ Brown yesterday. 
I had seen on the Ohio Birds list that one was seen yesterday morning on the CJ Beach. I didn't think that it would still be there last night when I stopped to photograph the sunset, but there it was....
Not only did it stay all day, but it paraded back and forth in front of me in the amazing sunset light.
What a treat!!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Cedar Bog Orange Orbeaver

Some looks at an Orange Orbweaver from a visit to Cedar Bog today.
Shot with 60mm macro using 8 shot in-camera focus stacking. 

The Orange Orbweaver is fairly rare....only 4 iNaturalist Observations in Ohio!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Ohio Odonata Conference: Sedge Sprite

 I attended my first Ohio Odonata Conference last weekend. Learned lots, and had a great time in the field with experts!
On the post conference field trip at CJ Brown, I located a Sedge Sprite. This lovely little (about an inch in size) damselfly is a gorgeous metallic green and brilliant turquoise. The coolest thing is that is hadn't been recorded in Clark County since 1896 (per Jim Lemon from the Kellicott observations). 

Friday, June 10, 2022

There Be Dragons.....

 I'm loving the AI bird tracking capabilities of the OM System OM-1.
And......it works well for Dragonflies, too!
Some of my recent pics:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Full Strawberry Moon Eclipse

 Well, Ohio cloud cover made for some difficult shooting conditions, but I did manage to capture a few decent eclipse images. Standing in the yard for 3 hours was no picnic, but worth the effort.