Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ceraunus Blue – Hemiargus Ceraunus

This is another small butterfly, similar to the Grey Hairstreak I showed in May. It’s about the same size as can be seen here where a Ceraunus Blue is sharing lunch with a Hairstreak. You can see the blue of … Continue reading

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V1 Telezoom size comparisons

In a couple of my posts now I’ve shown images with the Nikon V1 and Nikkor 55-200mm DX VR lens. I pointed out that I really like it on the body and was not concerned about it’s weight on the … Continue reading

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Looks like I’ll have one less butterfly this year

I have a Butterfly Weed – Asclepias curassavica in a pot hoping to attract more butterflies. It is a host plant for Monarchs and other butterflies seem to like it too. It seems to have worked because I soon found … Continue reading

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A curve I left out

While I was pulling together pictures with curves to decide on what to present, I ran across this one from my Wingwalker post. I left it out and went with those from nature. This weekend though, the aircraft shown with … Continue reading

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Let’s throw another curve

I had a chance to walk to the park today. A little later than usual. Not much activity but I found another nice curve picture in the Sea Oats. I had been looking out over the harbor and when I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

This is hardly a challenge. I am a nature photographer and curves are the natural state of almost every form from a damselfly’s wing to a tree arching over a slow moving stream. Here you are, have a dozen

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Nikon V1 with the Nikkor 55-200mm VR kit lens

The Nikkor 55-200mm VR is a common kit zoom for the DSLR range. I tried one on my Nikon V1 using the FT-1 adapter. I had previously tried other AF-S lenses but felt that they were cumbersome and the requirement … Continue reading

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Thomisadae – Crab Spiders

The comment on the post below, from Chatou11, reminded of how much I enjoy finding and watching the Thomisadae which are one of the spider species commonly referred to as Crab Spiders or Flower Crab Spiders because of their hunting … Continue reading

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Spider webs and other things they do with silk

Everyone knows the iconic image of an orb weaver spiders web. Like this one from a golden silk orb weaver. But not all spiders spin webs like that. For example, here is a jumping spider I found this morning. It … Continue reading

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Yellow Crowned Night Herons – the babies are up

With a respite in our rainy weather from TS Andrea I walked over to the Yellow Crowned Night Heron nests where the mama’s were playing peekaboo with me. Today I found four babies who were finally able to stand and … Continue reading

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