Photos, Late August 2021

Woodland Park, Houston
Wandering Glider
Yellow-sided Skimmer
Common Whitetail (female)
Fiery Skipper
Giant Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) “Claudia”
Common Checkered Skipper
Red-vented Bulbul (immature)
Tree Frog contemplates the emptiness of all phenomena.
Western Box Turtle
The old 608’s are showing the mileage.

IDs are arrived at by casual internet image search and are probably okay. I would not cite me in your dissertation.

Clouded Skipper

The awkward thing about photographing small creatures with my bird rig is that at full zoom (600mm) the minimum focus distance is over 9 feet (2.8 meters) so if I am any closer than that to the subject, I have to back up. Also, given that this is not an especially fast lens, I have to work in bright sunlight to get an acceptable result. This is 1/4000 at f6.3 (wide open—should have stopped it down) with image stabilization and the details are STILL a tad soft. But I’m happy to get what I got. I was in the parking lot at the laundromat while my clothes were in the drier.

Canon 90D, Sigma 150-600 f5-6.3, image is ~50% crop, and it was hot out, and the sun got in my eyes.

Recent Photos

Visitor from the Feral Cat Farm next door.
Ball Moss (bromeliad)
Little Blue Heron
Black Swallowtail
Autumn Meadowhawk (or more likely Neon Skimmer female)
Blue Dasher (female)
Morning Glory
Braes Bayou, Houston, TX

All except the cat were taken at the various bayou parks that I frequent here in Houston.