Do the Dew!




Back from Des Moines. It was a mixed bag. Spent a day at the Neil Smith NWR, with the highlight of capturing images of some Ebony Jewel-Wing Damselflies … a blog post with some images is forthcoming. Then, wonderful weather! After a rather warm day on Thursday, a cold front passed overnight and Friday thru […]

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Do the Dew




When photographing on the prairies, I always arrive early. Arriving early not only gives me that great, soft light, but more often than not, I’m treated to a “dewy wonderland”! Here are a few images I’ve captured over the past few years that help making getting up so early a bit more tolerable!  :o) The […]

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A Wet Morning




First, if you had difficulties opening up yesterday’s post, I apologize. Apparently there was an issue with the link and when one clicked on it, it said that nothing was there. After being alerted to this issue (late last evening), I went in and corrected the problem. So if you missed the wonderful crab spiders […]

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Early Morning Dewdrop




One morning this past week, I made a hike through the nearby natural prairie. There was a lot of early morning dew on the plants, which always makes for some fun and interesting photography. Today’s post contains a couple of images of a Goldenrod in bloom, with a beautiful dewdrop on one of it’s outreaching […]

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Mullein




I think I mentioned my morning therapeutic walks (about a mile in length) that I’m doing several times a week, following my recent surgery. Along the way, I found this open meadow with a lot of different species of wildflowers growing. After one of my recent walks, I grabbed my camera/macro lens/tripod and headed back […]

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Dew He, or Dew He Not?




I have a lot of activities going on right now … art festivals the next 2 weekends, and started 5 weeks of teaching photography classes last evening … so several of my upcoming posts may be shorter than usual. Such is the case with today’s post. A few weeks ago, while photographing on a local […]

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Dragonfly Bubblebath




Yesterday morning, I posted on a dew-covered Cicada. Today’s post features another dew-covered critter I found on that wonderful morning, a dew-covered Dragonfly in the prairie grass. Besides the wonderful photo opps of such a find, the dragonfly is essentially “helpless”, allowing you to move around quite easily and take a lot of photos, from […]

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A Wonderful Prairie Meadow Outing




(This post originally published in September 2010) Yesterday morning, I spent several hours in my nearby prairie meadow. I had been avoiding this area for the past couple of weeks as deer season (archery) opened up on September 15 and this area is open for hunting. Besides, I know this area is hunted in season […]

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Is It Raining? (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) Another delightful morning in the prairie meadow yesterday. With our recent cold front moving through, the morning temperature was in the high 40’s (°F), but the sky was basically clear with only a few scattered high clouds. When I reached the meadow, I was pleasantly surprised that there […]

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And Yet Some More Prairie Images (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August, 2010) Here are a few more images made in the Prairie Meadow the other day. This first image is a Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia) that let me get extremely close to it:   A short distance later, I ran upon one of the many Large Wood Nymph Butterflies (Cercyonis […]

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