Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flight of the Sandhill Cranes




I was going through some photos and ran across this one from earlier this year.  It was one that I almost sent to the recyle bin but for some reason decided to keep it.  I wasn't too crazy about the original so did some blur filters in photoshop with it, converted it to B&W and added a frame.  What do you think??  I kind of like the abstract look but it's hard to tell on the computer screen how it really looks. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Return of the Hummingbirds


One of the only things I like about summer is the return of the Hummingbirds. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Backyard Visitor


Had a new butterfly visit this year, a Zebra Swallowtail.  I saw it one time and haven't seen it again.  They generally hang out more towards the Missouri River I think.  Their host plant is the Paw Paw tree and I've seen them there before.  I was really suprised to see this one stop by.

It's not a really great picture as it wouldn't let me get very close.