Monthly Archives: September 2012

Grasshopper

photograph of a grasshopper on a seedpodThe grasshopper waited quietly in the tall grass and weeds while I watch and photographed it.  When I attempted to coax it into a “better” pose it decided I was no longer trustworthy and quickly disappeared into the foliage.

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Great Blue Heron

Photograph of great blue heron standing on a rock in a stream

Here’s another picture of the great blue heron I spotted in a river near Damascus, VA.  In case you missed the first photo, you can see it here: https://dougcouvillion.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/great-blue-heron-taking-flight. The earlier photo was under exposed to account for the brightness of the river.  In this photo I increased the exposure to capture more detail of the heron and manually compensated for the glare on the river by editing the image later.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

photograph of a single red leave among a group of brown leavesHiking through the woods I found this single, orange leaf that had fallen into a sea of brown.  It struck me as quite a standout and a good candidate for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge topic “Solitary”.


Fallen Crape Myrtle Blossom

photograph of a pink crape myrtle blossom resting on a wooden fence railThis fallen crape myrtle blossom serves as a reminder the warm summer weather will soon be a memory.


Black Dragonfly on Fig Tree

macro photograph of a black dragonflyAnother dragonfly found in my yard.  They really seem to like using this fig tree as a resting place while they hunt.  Apparently dragonflies are territorial.  As I watched them I noticed they would frequently chase each other off and there would rarely be more than one on the tree at a time.


White Admiral and Berries

Photograph of a white admiral butterfly on a grape vine with fruitWalking through a vineyard near Scottsville, VA, I spotted this White Admiral butterfly perched near colorful berries.


Melons at the Farmers Market

photograph of yellow and green melons at a farmers marketA vendor was selling melons at the South of the James Farmers Market in late August.  The bright yellow canary melons place just in front of the dark green watermelons caught my eye.