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Among The White Giants

photograph of white sycamore trees stretching up into the blue sky

On a bright, warm winter day I found myself in the company of white giants reaching for the deep blue sky.  It was about 60 degrees fahrenheit but the naked sycamores and the hard light reminded me not to get used to the weather.

 

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

photograph of trees reflected in a shallow creek

I had some other ideas for this week’s photo challenge but I was walking through the woods and the reflection of the trees in this stream caught my attention.  Perhaps too literal a treatment of this week’s theme but I liked the color and the stillness of the water at this spot.


Curious White-Tailed Deer Fawn

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photograph of a white-tailed deer fawn

This White-Tailed Deer fawn kept looking up to see what I was doing as I approached.  I never got close enough for it to move away but it kept pretty close tabs on what I was up to.  Luckily the lighting worked in my favor and I was able to capture this image with a catch light in the deer’s eye.

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Red Eyes

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photograph of a dragonfly with bright red eyes resting on a green leaf

This summer I was hiking in a coastal forest in North Carolina and noticed this dragonfly perched on a sun drenched leaf.  The shaded background helped to make the image a little more dramatic.

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Spider Breakfast

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macro photograph of a spider eating a beetle

Walking through the woods one morning I found this spider having breakfast.

I don’t know much about spider identification but I believe this may be an American House Spider (Parasteatoda Tepidariorum), also known as the Cobweb Spider.

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Little Wood Satyr

backlit photograph of a little wood satyr butterfly resting on a leaf

This Little Wood Satyr alighted on some vegetation just ahead of me as I hiked through a marshy, open forest.  The strong, direct sunlight really lit up its wings.


Soldier Beetle on Daisies

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photograph of a Soldier Beetle resting on wildflowers in Powhatan County, VirginiaThis Soldier Beetle seems right at home among the wild daisies in Powhatan County, Virginia.

Soldier Beetles prey on aphids and other crop-damaging insects but also eat some nectar which makes them minor pollinators.

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