Who are you, and what are you doing here?
I stepped off the trail into a clearing to get an open capture of the setting sun when large movement caught my eye. I’d been there awhile watching the celestial show when this guy appeared and entered into a stare down with me. Or at least I thought it was me he was interested in. When I turned around to walk out; a rather large doe occupied the trail behind.
This week’s Friday Friend
I gave a vintage feel to an early summer evening gathering of these Swallows. They’re headed south for the winter but sure to return and build theirs families again next spring.
Yellow Tiger Swallowtail on Ironweed
Friday Friend and Floral.
Predator & Prey
I spent Sunday evening entertained my this insect cat and mouse game in our front flower garden. After watching grasshoppers dine on my wife’s flower pots I was quietly encouraging my resident pest controller to do it’s job. After jockeying for position it struck with the blink of an eye…and missed. It just proves that the predator’s life owns no guarantees.
Insect Cat and Mouse
I guess you could say this is a Friday Friend and Foe Post.
Look, Its a …
I don’t really know my way around insect identification since plants were more of a fascination to me growing up. But the wonder of creation has always been my fascination and once you embrace a camera, wonder expands.
I captured this fly, or is it a bee, or maybe a wasp, on Rattlesnake Master at the end of July. Its full of wonder. The prairie in full bloom is a array of wonder. I’m inclined to think its a fly. Eventually I’ll sort it all out, but until then I can behold it’s wonder.
Another Friday Friends and Floral
My Friday Friends have great eyes. Whether by the pond, in the woods, or along the prairie, some great sets of eyes are on you! Click on an image for the best view.
Green Eyed Hornet
Fly Guy (reminds me of the children’s book series character
Green Soldier Fly (has the eyes of a buckeye nut in this shot)
My, what big green eyes you have!
Southern Spreadwings in Competition
The mating process of Damselflies and Dragonflies is fascinating theater if you pause to just watch for awhile. It also varies from specie to specie and can be quite violent. I’ll leave any explanations to the experts. This pair is about to be broken up, but eventually the female will oviposit into the lush vegetation available.
I’ve only seen this damselfly in the warmth of the harsh light of mid-day sun. Its been a challenge to me to get the photo right. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but I’ve learned a lot more about Lightroom photo processing!
This weeks Friday Friends.