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Flutterfly

What I consider a pleasantly lucky capture of these little Mojave blues in motion. I had no intention of trying to photograph these little unpredictable flutter bugs in flight with a manual focus 300mm lens. The thought of chasing these bugs (who are about the size of your thumbnail) in action with what I was using, would be completely absurd. I was fixed on trying to capture the little one perched on the flower when another one happened to do a chance fly by. You can bet I was most certainly thrilled by this occurrence as well. 😁
300mm f5.6 manual focus
Iso200
1/800sec

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CaliforniaBlue

Or maybe a dotted blue?..or? Not quite sure as minute differences in these tiny butterflies make them rather difficult to identify if you’re not an entomologist or lepidopterist. Going on my best educated guess though and hopefully it’s correct but, if someone more knowledgeable knows I’m wrong then please feel free to correct me. 😊

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A small and boldly colored red and black assassin bug stalks the desert grounds in wait for prey.

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Cactus blooms which are growing between a chain link fence that separates a fire road from the wash in the backyard.

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So after getting me some new hiking shoes today, I thought I’d give their soles a little grip test by visiting the local famous Vasquez Rock state park. All in all I was pretty satisfied with how well my shoes held up to the sandstone faces of the rocks but, I was much more satisfied with the views and nature to behold on today’s visit. Here is the first of more to come. Hope you enjoy.

Springtime Beauty Bug

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My favorite of the little hummers who visit the backyard feeder is this little fella which, if I’m not mistaken, is a Costa’s hummingbird, due to the iridescent purples and extensions of his throat feathers past the neckline. I have spent some good long hours laying in wait to get some decent captures of these particular birds as they are small and very fast and require the right angles to capture their ruby or purple colorings. Being restricted to manual focus only is another challenge i face when snapping away at these little hummers. These shots were taken at  300mm iso200 1/500sec exposure at f5.6 Hope you all enjoy! 🙂SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

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So this is the other little hummer that was sharing time at the feeder the other day. I happened to catch one shot of the little fella in mid blink and always wonder why it’s usually a bad thing when people do it on camera but, makes for interesting or adorable kind of moments when animals do.

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I think that’s about all this photo tends to show does it not? 🙂
I just love these richly colored hummingbirds and the purple on this little ones throat and head were dazzling!

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