Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

photograph of a Zebra Swallowtail butterfly with Henbit and Buttercups

A Zebra Swallowtail butterfly feeds on henbit and buttercups along the Washington Ditch in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge near Suffolk, Virginia.


Foraging Finch

photograph of a male house finch foraging for food on the ground

This male house finch was busy searching the ground for sunflower seeds under a bird feeder when I captured this image.


Yellow Breasted Chat

photograph of a yellow breasted chat in a tree

This little Yellow Breasted Chat and I met up along a rather unscenic part of a hike.  I didn’t have my camera ready when I first spotted the bird but it was gracious enough to hang around and let me snap a few pictures of it.  It almost seemed to pose for me a couple of times.

 


Pink Orchid

close up photograph of a pink and yellow orchid

This beautiful pink and yellow orchid was on display at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Orchid Show in Richmond, VA.  I couldn’t resist the temptation to try and get a Georgia O’Keeffe style image of it.


Stones Along the Shore

photograph of stones along the shoreline

This photograph was taken on Hog Island Wildlife Management Area, along the James River, near Surry, VA.  It was a cold February morning, just after dawn.  While the entire scene looks wet, it was actually frozen.  The sand along the shore was a hard as cement and the foam around the river stones had been turned to ice.