Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Little Things

Ok! Working with the new layout takes a little getting used to.
So here I go.
I've not taken many photos of some of my favorite things because, well, it's just been too hot! But I did manage to get out with the camera and try to take some pictures of the little guys around the yard.
A Pearl Crescent down by the mailbox. (my new header).

This Sweet Gray Hairstreak stealing from the Hummingbirds...I doubt they would mind...too much.



And this crazy Walking Stick with an Ole hair on his....leg...I guess!!!


I have been trying to get pictures of the crazy bunch of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the feeders but they have been so shy lately. Now that all the kids are out of the nest, it's all you can do not to lose an eye out there!!!




There she goes!!
They sure are quick little guys!

19 comments:

Kerry Hawkins said...

Wow, I love the bigger photos. I love your comment on the monkeys on my post. Our friend Paul asked his kids on the trip to see the monkeys if they would rather have monkeys instead of cats

bunnits said...

I love the butterfly and hummingbird shots. What a treat!

Roy said...

Brilliant photos Evie.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Amazing photos Eve, did the heat and humidity let up a bit yesterday? Glad to see you are once again able to get out and about and take the photos that we have come to expect and love!

A New England Life said...

Awesome! I love how the hummer has her tail fanned out. They sure are vicious lately, aren't they? I thought Lily might lose an eye the other day when she was sitting on the porch watching a squirrel!

Maybe the walking stick needs a hair roller. LOL!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Love the new header and photos, Eve. Yep...I'm here for a bit. Shhhh.....don't tell anyone! Love ya, miss ya!

Rural Rambler said...

Very, very nice Evis. I love Mr. Stick Bug :) The bigger pictures are just Eve-lightful! Know what you mean about losing an eye to the little jets. We have at least 100, seriously, and we sat out back last night in their jet path and I swear it was surreal. CH loves them, he thinks they are like little helicoptors.

Jenny said...

First off, nice to see Debs back on the case! Hi Debs!(-: That first shot is just THE MOST PERFECT shot! Love it! Enjoy those little hummers while you can....

Eve said...

Thanks Kerry!

Thank you Bunnits!

Thanks Roy!

Yes Julie it's a little less humid, actually the nights are supposed to be in the 60's!! Chilly!!!

Hi Sharon!! A lint roller for the walking stick LOL!!!!

HI DEBI!!! oh darn I said that too loud! Glad to know you are out there....miss you too! Send me a note when you have a minute.

RR!!! 100 little helicopters!!! I bet CH is in heaven!!

Thanks Jenny...I will!

bluekat said...

Nice close up on #4. LOL - dodging the hummers. They sure are fun to watch.

Mary said...

Great post Eve! That butterfly looks so perfect on that little daisy flower. I've never seen a butterfly at my hummingbird feeder..that's cool! Those are great Hairstreak shots. I've chased one of those around and still not gotten really good photos. I'd like to get an open wing shot...fat chance! Wonderful hummingbird shots! Do you see the babies? I don't think I have ever seen a young one...or didn't know it if I did.

Gary France said...

I love the new header. There is just one word for it - WOW!

Chris Luhman said...

Great photos Eve! What kind of lens are you using to get so close? I have to agree with Gary. The new header is impressive!

Eve said...

Thanks Kari!

Thanks Mary! I'm pretty sure our British friends have their butterflies trained to open their wings on cue! I'm sure you've seen baby hummingbirds...they are the same size when they leave the nest, more or less...sometimes you can tell by their feathers...if you can get them to hold still long enough.

Thanks Gary!

Thanks Chris! I used my 100mm 2.8 macro lens for these. You can get pretty darn close with that.

HANNIBAL said...

What really captured my eye was the segmented antennae on those butterflies! Loved the first one especially!

The Early Birder said...

They all look great from this end Eve. The Grey Hairstreak looks very similar to one of our species.
BTW quite a few species over here rarely open their wings (even for us Brits) when they perch. FAB.

Steve Borichevsky said...

what fun!

Brittni said...

These pictures are great! I miss you we need to go take pictures together sometime again :D

Wendy said...

Sweet little guy, drinking the humming birds' food, too cute.
I love your humming bird shots, especially the one before last, the lighting gives it warmth. I only had one chance to photograph them this summer and I left empty handed. Summer's not quite over though, heehee ;)
Great photos Eve!