Monday, March 16, 2020

water birds

Great BLue Heron


great blue heron

anhings drying wings


duke in flight

Great LBue heron waiting for twigs to finish the nest

Great Blue heron taking off - tired of waiting

taking off

either taking off or landing - don't remember


taking the plunge

white egret fishing

White egret caught a fish

white egreat taking fish to the dinner table

Odds and Ends - a baby great horned owl

A baby great horned owl

either mom or dad great horned owl watching over the little one

astro photos and macrohover flies at aldermans ford nature preserve

march 16 moon - 70-300mm @ 300 mm  NIkkor lensand Nikon D500

star trails around Polaris from my back yard - with a few treetops 81 22 sec exposures 
Nikon D7500 Tokina 11-15mm f2.8 lens @11mm
posterior view of the hoverfly

I first thought this a bee an later realized its the smallest hoverfly I've ever encountered.  never hovered only hopped from one cblossom to another 

Anterior view of the hoverfly and huge compound eye

dorsal view of the hoverfly looks just like a bee but no pollen on its legs