A Few Since The Last Time

Though I have not an opportunity to get to know my D60 better on the up side I have done some work around our place. Sorry no photos on that end but trust me I am truly saving you from being underwhelmed. What I did get to do was do a quick walkabout this evening  with my Canon Powershot SX10is. Here are a few since the last time!

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This wasp is either bring home dinner or getting ready to go fishing. Dinner I think, no?

IMG_8779The Monarch Butterfly is one cool Butterfly. Every Summer I  marvel at these wonderful butterflies but there are less of them to marvel at it seems recently. One blogs I follow, Her Way at Crabtree Gardens, has a passion for these Magnificent Butterflies as well.  Check her place out and hear her thoughts on this subject.

IMG_8755I cannot shot reds of yellows very well. Just can not do it. So as I was checking out one of the Blogs I love, Googsy Photography, I came across this beautiful yellow Tulip he had captured so very well. I commented how I have trouble with the color yellow in my captures. His  gracious reply with words of encouragement had me pursuing a great capture of yellow flora. Well the above capture is not great but I wanted you to see this little yellow flower just because…it is really tiny! That is my wedding band for a size comparison.

IMG_8763Smooth Phlox taking in the last golden rays of the day on our place.

IMG_8817I have been in pursuit of a good shot of this Dragonfly. I saw it for the first time on our place a few weeks back. I have been on the lookout for it since. Today as I standing on the path to the creek it showed up just outside optimal shooting range of course! And as you see it is green. So is grass. We have a lot of tall grass on our place so it was challenge to get my camera to focus on the Dragonfly not the grass.  I lost a lot of the battle but this capture was worth it. Notice its lower left-wing: Part of it is missing. Trust me it did not affect its ability to fly and allude me!

A Few From An Overcast Day

Here are a few from this overcast Labor Day. Enjoy!

New, to me, type of yellow flower that is now growing on our place. I guess I need to goggle it and see but not now.
I love rusty old things, so every once in a while I will shot a few pics of this old cattle gate on our place. The rain makes it look as if the rusty is silently weeping.
We hung up hummingbird feeders this year for the first time. Today was the first real opportunity I had to take a crack at catching one with my camera. I like it but there is much work to be done and needed skills acquired to shot hummingbirds.