From the archives, early morning and early evening cloud landscape images from the Wildlife Drive at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, Maryland. The Featured image is near the start of the Wildlife Drive. Image taken with a 17-40mm lens @ 17mm, f/11, 1/640 sec., -0.67 Exposure Comp, Canon 1D mkIII.
We were going for a walk at the Davidsons Mill Pond Park so I took a camera with me to look for some dragonflies to photograph. Most of the Dragonflies were far out buzzing around the small pond but I did manage to get a few images there to post. Then we went down to the larger lake and got a few more Dragonflies resting in the bushes by the larger lake. I was traveling light with an Olympus OM D 1 with a 100-300mm lens since I did not think the Dragonflies would be very active at noon. The Olympus m43 camera & lens @ 300mm has the Field of View of a Full Frame Canon camera @ 600mm. For this post I am showing images of a Spangled Skimmer Dragonfly. I usually do not see this type of dragonfly so it was fun to see & photograph!
We went to Davidsons Mill Pond Park to take a walk & maybe see if I could get a few Dragonfly images to post here. It was fairly quiet with most of the Dragonflies far out in small pond. Then we went down to the Larger Pond and saw quite a few Dragonflies but again not close by to photograph. But in the end I managed to get a few images to post here. The Featured Image of a Common Whitetail Dragonfly was taken with a Panasonic 100-300mm m43 lens @ 300mm. (Full Frame Camera Equivalent Field of View ~600mm).
We put a Bird House in a Redbud Tree in our side yard so we could enjoy seeing if any birds would take up residence there. It did not take long for a few birds to check it out. Some that came to our feeders looked, but this one pair kept coming by to check it out. And it seems they took up residence and are nest building today It is fun to watch them bringing nesting materials to the box.