Category Archives: Nature Photography
Today’s post features a couple of skipper butterflies as they share a zinnia flower in the church butterfly garden: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 500 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/4000 sec.
Today’s post features the “Super Harvest Moon” as it arose over the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) last night. I was aware of this event, but was not planning on getting out and shooting it. After dinner, I walked past my front door and saw this beautiful moon, quite large-looking and with a nice, orange […]
Today’s post features some images of Maximillian Sunflowers, captured this past week in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO). The Maximillian Sunflower is a new addition to the church butterfly garden. Several bare root plants were planted last fall and in one short year, they have proved to be […]
Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. I have 3 patches of Showy Goldenrod planted in the church butterfly garden and all are profusely blooming right now. Being an “end of season” bloomer, the Goldenrod is near the top of the pollinator’s wish list at the buffet table, this late in the […]
CAUTION ARACHNOPHOBICS … You might not want to check out this beautiful spider!!! Today’s post features a camera photo I captured yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). While weeding, deadheading some of the flowers, and spreading fresh mulch, I noticed this beautiful and brilliantly-colored Goldenrod […]
Today’s post features a few images I captured over the weekend while working in the church butterfly garden. Once you see Monarchs arriving in numbers, you know summer is coming to an end! An adult Monarch collecting nectar from a Mexican Sunflower: A Monarch laying an egg on a milkweed leaf: A Monarch laying an […]