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Monthly Archives: October 2010

…and I’m ready to fly! 🙂

The leaves are not yet changing in our area, but the hydrangeas are!

“Endless Summer” (Hydrangea macrophylla, ‘Bailmer’ Endless Summer) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5, 1/250s, ISO 640

Believe it or not, this is the same hydrangea that was oh so very blue back in June! Oh, how the times change!

See you in 10 days! 🙂

A butterfly flitting through the landscape never ceases to amaze me. No matter what I’m doing, I’ll stop and call out, ‘Oooooh, a butterfly!’ as if I’m a child seeing one for the first time. They are just that magical.

Now, I can’t tell you the last time I saw an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail around here, but I know when I last photographed one! 🙂

"Eye of the Tiger" (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with Pink Delight Buddleia) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/3.5, 1/200s, -0.7EV, ISO 500

It was a lovely day in early August when the butterfly bushes were just coming into bloom. And as if the flower spikes weren’t pretty enough, along came the butterflies to crank it up a notch. Boom! Just like that, the chase was on. 🙂

And a chase it was! If you’ve ever tried photographing butterflies, you know how difficult it is to keep up with these erratic fliers. But if you are patient and take LOTS of photos, you just might be rewarded with a little piece of heaven.

Many apologies for my lack of posting! Simply put, life has been overwhelming lately and unfortunately, the blog took a backseat. Rest assured that I am doing my very best to get back into the groove.

Today is the first day in quite a while that I’ve had a decent span of time to process any images. This one I captured back on September 22nd as the sun was sitting low in the sky. The day’s weather was beautiful with temps in the low-80’s and I was feeling a bit sad realizing one of the best summers we’d had in a long time was inevitably coming to a close. Sigh.

"Fade to Fall" (Backlit Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopeduroides) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/3.5, 1/8000s, ISO 640

With that in mind, I walked the landscape in search of a photo that would encompass what I was feeling at the moment… something to wrap my emotions around as the summer light faded.

Mission accomplished. 🙂

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