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Friday, September 24, 2010

Some Random, Recent Shots

A red-shouldered hawk that was circling near the gas station I was refilling at.



Cloudless sulphur butterfly on false foxglove.

One of 3 turkey vultures.

American bird grasshopper. These things are HUGE (usually around 3-4" long.)

A dying cicada. (The Flatwoods are a LOT quieter these days.)

Common buckeye butterfly.

In other news, tomorrow the Bayou Lacombe Art Center fall show opens at the Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA. See my facebook page (link box on my sidebar,) or my website (listed immediately below my title image,) for more information!

27 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Poor cicadas

Travis Cody said...

Love the big birds in flight.

Natasha Fondren said...

Gorgeous! There are so many hawks down here. I wish I could get a shot like that of them!

Juliana Matthews said...

The hawk pictures are really great Lana.

We have recently spotted buzzards circling over our place, I really am going to have to get inti the habit of keeping my camera close by!

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Lana,

Love the cicada shot especially! Great pictures all -- hope you're having a good weekend!

dreamfalcon said...

That cicada is amazing and the butterfly is beautiful!

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles; Don't worry...they'll be back!

Travis C.; Me, too. :)

Natasha; Yeah, they're hard to catch. I just lucked out that day.

Juliana; Thanks! It definitely helps to go everywhere with your camera, even though it's not practical at ALL. *L*

Michelle's Spell; Thank you. So far so good--hope you're having a good weekend, too. :)

dreamfalcon; Thanks!

NatureFootstep said...

a lot of different winged creatures. Birds ad butterflies are always my favourites. :)

Phil said...

A lovely butterfly shot Lana with a nice colour contrast by way of the pink flower.

Mike B. said...

Love the eyespots on that butterfly. I suppose it fools a lot of predators.

eric1313 said...

Love the hawk! I always try to get a shot of one but my cheap sony cybershot only captures blurs. I would have to ask it to sit still for a minute to get a good one, and where's the fun in that?

mick said...

Nice photos and an interesting mix of creatures!

debra said...

lovely photos, Lana. We've had our usual cicada late summer symphony, too.

Chrissy said...

Lovely butterfly shots Lana, thanks for sharing, we don't have either of those :)

AvDB said...

I love that sulphur butterfly. I want a whole field of them to triptrap through.

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Lana Gramlich said...

NatureFootstep; Me, too. :)

Phil; Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

Mike B.; Yes, no doubt!

eric1313; I hear you on blurry shots of flight (of MANY different birds.) You have no idea how many of my shots end up in the trash, trust me!

mick; Thank you. :)

debra; Thanks, hon. There have been times when you couldn't even hear yourself THINK, they've been so loud! Not that I'm complaining, really. :)

Chrissy; Thank you. Always glad to share!

AvDB; It's getting to be the time of year when you'd HAVE a whole field of them, actually...

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eric1313 said...

No doubt... the problem seems to lie in the lengthy pre-shutter focus... seems the best shots come when I snap as many as I possibly can. Then I can delete all the fluff and keep the cool shots, if any.

troutbirder said...

Really nice collection of shots Lana.

Halcyon said...

Great catch of the hawk. All of your critters are nice!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I don't think I have ever seen a cicada up that close. Amazing...

Larry said...

Good for you with the broadwing! I've had no luck getting a flight shot of one of them-really nice shot too.They're usually too high for me to have a chance at one.

Lana Gramlich said...

eric1313; Exactly. That's what I do, for the most part. Photographing birds in flight can be a REAL challenge!

troutbirder & Halcyon; Thank you. :)

Michelle (artscapes); Where I grew up (in NY,) we had HUNDREDS of them in our yard, alone. You could hardly ride your bike w/o one falling on your shoulder. We collected exoskeletons by the bucketful.

Larry; Thanks! Yes, I was quite fortunate that this one was barely above the power lines for some reason (of course it helped that my zoom was on the camera, too!)

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Nice captures of all the creatures!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Nancy! :)

earthtoholly said...

Awesome photos, Lana, and that cloudy sulphur butterfly indeed deserved the front cover!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Holly! :)

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