Weekend roundup

My hours rock, because I am a night person anyway, and because every weekend is a three-day weekend (four if there is a Monday holiday).

Every day this past weekend I made myself get up early and head out to take pictures, and then I’d like to say I retreated to my cool apartment, but instead I would crash in front of my little fan and pass out. All this heat and humidity really takes it out of me!

Saturday we went to Nasketucket, where there were tons of Pearly Crescentspots, plus a gorgeous Black Swallowtail.

Pearly CrescentspotsPearly CrescentspotLarge Wood NymphBlack SwallowtailCrab spider

After Nasketucket, we went back to the Water Pumping Station. I took these with my 500mm mirror lens, which I’m still deciding whether I like. Focusing is particularly tricky.

Great Blue HeronGreat Blue HeronCanada Geese

I fell back on my “old” 300mm lens to get this baby muskrat in the water.

Baby MuskratBaby Muskrat

On Sunday we went to Allen’s Pond, and spotted this group of Great White Herons were on the way.

Great White Herons

These were taken with the 500mm lens; I am almost satisfied with the Willet.

Cedar WaxwingWillet

On the way home, there was the most glorious field of wildflowers I had to pull over and get some shots of.

Wildflowers

On Monday we went back to Allen’s Pond, between thunder storms, and I brought my 50mm and a closeup lens to get some macros of some kind of tent caterpillars I’d spotted there on Sunday. The little American Copper was a bonus. ;)

CaterpillarAmerican Copper

I also got this crab paddling madly against the tide – too funny!

Crab

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4 thoughts on “Weekend roundup

  1. Gorgeous photos as always – I think, though, that your Great White Herons are actually Great Egrets. (“Great White” Herons are a subspecies of Great Blue Heron found only on the southern tip of Florida and on the Keys.)

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