Wednesday, July 11, 2007

11 July 2007

Another creepy crawly type shot for today. This is a Monarch butterfly. I rather liked the colors, seem to give off a nice warm glow. I have one monarch caterpillar on my one milkweed plant, I had two but the one has dissappeared. I was hoping that I would be able to follow their progress and at last get a shot of the crysallis but either it is well hidden or it is no longer around, so hopefully the other one will oblige LOL. I didnt check on him today so hopefully I will still find him tomorrow. They have an interesting story. I wont go into it right now. I started my other blog and just havent got back to it. I want to devote that to the stuff I find out about all these creatures around us. My photography has made me look deeper into certain birds, plants and insects and some of the information I have found out is really interesting.

Abraham the 75-300 IS Canon is a lens, sorry I should have said 75-300 IS Canon lens LOL. I think it has just been bumped around too much because it used to take perfect shots right up to the long end with or without the IS (Image Stabilizer for those of you who are wondering what IS means). I have had it for 4 years now and my equipment gets well used in the summer at the horse shows, with lots of dust and sun and heat to contend with.

I spent some time with the one yearling filly today and after three lessons at leading she is walking up and down the barn with me like she has been doing it forever. Her name is Dee. I will get some new shots of the three fillies soon I hope. Once I have all three leading safely I will be taking them to the large field and seeing how they get on out there. It will take a few more days to achieve that though. I have left this for far too long, they should be leading and doing all those things by the time they leave their momma at 3 months old. It is harder to teach them when they are bigger but I am lucky that all of my babies are quick studies.

Well it is another 11.30pm evening. I am off to bed. We had a beautiful cooler day today and probably will tomorrow and then the heat will start creeping in again. We didnt even get enough rain last night to settle the dust, they say we have more on the way tonight again, I will believe it when I see it. ((((Hugs)))) to you all. John it was good to see you here again, I will visit you soon I promise (The tongue in the photo was a cow not a horse LOL).

Lori
xx

5 comments:

Julie Blair said...

Lorri, Love the butterfly. So much beauty around us that we never really see. Monarchs are beautiful. How is Taxes doing? hey, I even posted some new architecture pics on my blog tonight-inspired by Anna in London! Hope you will visit. Hugs to you too!
~julie

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your Monarch. I was sitting in the swing yesterday as this cold front approached and it was windy. I had a 70-200mm IS White lens in my lap when I saw this giant butterfly and it landed with wings fluttering on the purple coneflowers. I took pics. It is a giant swallowtail.

Sounds like you got a nice lens there. I should have gone for the 300 mm myself but the difference in cost was my reason.

My wife, Patty, and I have been married for 52 years today. Imagine that.
52 married years

Mike said...

Beautiful shot Lori. Sorry I have been missing lately. My recent series has taken me out late every night it seems. I love the goldfinch picture from yesterday. You have such a talented eye.

talj said...

What a beautiful butterfly!! Hope you are well rested and have had a good day :o) {{HUGS}} :o)

CG said...

Such a lovely butterfly. I have seen so few this year maybe due to the rain xx

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