Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The arrow points to the dead whitetail lying in the field. The killing shot was delivered from near the camera position. As can be easily discerned, the house in the background could easily have been in the line of fire. This building is a hunting camp and during the summer members use it as a country getaway with families vacationing here, and that was the case last night when the thoughtless predators unleashed their deadly projectile into the darkness.
The buck lies in the meadow; an unnecessary wasted life.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Mid Summer and the whitetail fawns are no longer the awkward leggy gangling creatures of two months ago. Very alert and extremely agile, the fawns are now spotted miniatures of their mothers.
A whitetail buck's neck shows patches of short gray hair beginning to show as the red summer hair is already beginning to be replaced with the new insulated coat.
Seasons change one day at a time. Although the mid point of summer only recently passed, the whitetail deer's preparations for cool winds of autumn is already underway.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
As the first warm rays of the morning sun fell across the lake I spotted a young whitetail buck feeding along the shoreline. Moving torwards him using the quiet electric boat motor the buck allowed me to approach to withing about fifty yards before he alerted. The warmth of the morning sun greatly enhanced the coloration of the buck's reddish summer coat.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Spending some time in a local thistle patch rewarded me with this image of a crisp clean Yellow Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly. The Eastern Swallowtail is among our most common butterflies, both the yellow and the black are present now is good numbers.
Tattered and Torn, a swallowtail feeds on a thistle flower.
Shooting butterflies on this particular evening was somewhat frustrating as seemingly every time I was able to set up a shot the wind would begin gusting. The shots posted here were both made with a Canon 100-400mm and 25mm extension tube.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Imagine my fishing buddies surprise when he retrieved a trolling lure that wasn't tracking straight to find this tiny bluegill firmly attached!
Learning that some decent sized perch were holding in a shallow area of a local lake; Paul and I decided to give it a try Saturday morning. The perch were cooperative and a few hours of trolling produced the makings for a few meals of delicious pan fried fish.
The photo-op of the morning occurred when Paul reeled in this hungry bluegill. Keep in mind that the lure pictured here is only 1.5" (38mm) long.
Hopefully this little guy learned a good lesson and will not be trying to eat meals too large for it to handle :)