Magnificent Dragons (Re-post)

 (This post originally published in July 2010) This post is the second in a series of posts of images made the other day at my nearby prairie meadow. If you missed the first post from this series, you can click on this link: “Prairie Meadow at Sunrise” During my recent prairie meadow outing, I was pleased […]

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Little Giant (Re-post)

(This post originally published in July 2010) Last week I ran a private, in-the-field macro workshop for a photographer that had taken one of my digital photograph classes last fall. We went to the nearby prairie meadow that I have published posts on several times, knowing that there would be ample opportunities for macro photography […]

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Fun Friday: Ever Feel Like Someone is Watching You?

Earlier this week, I drove down to Prairie State Park, a beautiful Missouri State Park, to photograph fall wildflowers and some prairie inhabitants. This park is located in southwest Missouri and has a (small) campground. Pitching a tent, I stayed on-site for 2 days, photographing during the early morning and late afternoon hours. I have […]

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Beauty in the Making … (Re-post)

(This post was originally posted in June, 2010) While wandering through my nearby prairie meadow a few days ago, I found 3 of these beautiful creatures on some Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa). What a joy to watch them munchin’ on the foliage of the Butterfly Weed, knowing that soon they would be transforming into pupas, […]

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Airing Dirty Laundry

Another beauty I see every spring in the wooded areas around my home is the Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) woodland wildflower. Such a joy to see these dainty little beauties, flapping in the wind as if someone hung out their dirty laundry! Here is a clump of them, showing the entire plant structure, which stands […]

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Purity

Today’s Missouri woodland wildflower is a new one for me … my first time to witness this beauty. As I was leaving the wooded area across the road from my rural home, I just happened to see this small wildflower out of the corner of my eye and against a tree trunk. Upon closer inspection, […]

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Low-flying Amber-wing

Since our heat spell is continuing, with daily “extreme heat warnings”, I’m pretty much staying inside and working on images I made before this heat wave started … keeping the stress off both me and the wildlife! So, today’s post again comes from the local prairie meadow. As I walked the meadow one evening last […]

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Five O’clock Shadow

Today’s post features a Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila spp.) that I found in the local prairie meadow. This is a rather peculiar looking wasp, so-named for it’s tiny “waist”, located between it’s abdomen and thorax. The adult wasp feeds on nectar and small insects. In doing some research on this unique insect, I found that the […]

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Fun Friday: “Smiley”

Time for another quick, “Fun Friday” post! Today’s post is a dragonfly close-up image I made last summer, from the kayak. I thought he expresses the feelings most of us have for Fridays (smiles on our faces)!     Have a great weekend!

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