Summer Tanager

I headed out yesterday determined to get more macro shots focusing on some specific insects and plant species, and well that didn’t happen.

While hiking all I was hearing was the peaceful sounds of nature and birds… birds everywhere. I realized this day is not going to be a macro day, it was going to be a birding day. I trekked back to the car to get my other lens and tripod. I found a great spot and I set up camp.

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Summer Tanager | Alice Mary Herden | April 2020

Sometimes things are not always the way you plan, and that is exactly how nature is. Nature will give you all the photo opportunities only if you listen and be patient.

That morning, I headed out just before the sun rose to my favorite place. It was a weird feeling. It was like Chassahowitzka was telling me that it was not a good day to be there. (I hope other photographers know what I mean) So I respected that feeling and traveled to another location and in return, I had the best birding day ever!


Links:

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/summer-tanager

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Summer_Tanager/lifehistory


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National Pollinator Week

An awesome day with my friend Linda in the back roads of Citrus WMA… and another great day celebration National Pollinator Week.

Southern Dogface | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden
Southern Dogface | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden

Again a great pollinator day at Citrus WMA…. Loads of Southern Dogface, Queens and the best of all was the Ornate Bella Moths! How often are you able to get that close to a Bella Moth using a 60mm macro lens with a 25 II extension tube?

Ornate Bella Moth | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden
Ornate Bella Moth | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden
Ornate Bella Moth | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden
Ornate Bella Moth | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden
Ornate Bella Moth | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden
Ornate Bella Moth | June 19 | Alice Mary Herden

Have a great week outdoors photographing nature!