Yeah, rolling shutters and #butterflies don’t always mix well. #fotofails
Some of the local wildlife spotted at the gardens.
I didn’t have much luck photographing #birds this time, but I did catch some good shots of this one. Though I’m not sure what it is. Maybe a warbler?
This #squirrel was one of three that scattered as I approached a trail junction. The other two hid. This one froze. It blended in very well!
And while I *saw* lots of #butterflies, this mourning cloak is the only one that held still long enough for me to get a #photo.
Some flowers and a tree that puts out deep red leaves in spring. It wasn’t labeled, but I think it’s a Krauter Vesuvius plum. Lit from the front the leaves are a deep purple. Lit from behind they’re this super-bright red.
#flowers #photo #nature #florespondence
I cast “detect evil” on the #gazebo!
Finally made it out to the botanical gardens up in the hills for a hike. They’ve actually stayed open this whole time by requiring reservations to limit the number of people on the grounds at a time. (Also face masks, distancing, and closing off benches and some sections.)
Ironically there were more people there than I usually see. The limits must be against an increased demand due to the fact that they were actually open!
#nature #signs #bench #trail #closed #hiking #mask #photo
I keep taking pictures of benches here for some reason.
I’ve been seeing hawks lately when I’m out looking for birds. Partly, I suspect, because I’m actually *looking*.
This one would probably have been very interested in the squirrel I spotted a minute or so earlier!
Expanded on K2R
On iNaturalist (cropped, no commentary)
A Black Phoebe in the rose garden.
Experimenting with a lens ball.