Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Branching Out II"...

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. April, 2008.
Photo # _KS3_0021-25a
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, September 9, 2016

"Tufted Flight"...

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) in flight. This is a songbird that has a wingspan around 10 inches but only weighs about 1 ounce. This species’ dependence on dead wood for their homes is one reason why it’s important to allow dead trees to remain in forests rather than cutting them down.

Photo # KS7a_0902. January, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, September 5, 2016

"Vintage Porsche in the Evening Sun"...

Porsche (PCA) Palooza 2015.
Photo # KS7_8517-20ac. November, 2015.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

"The Chase Is On"...

It's a challenge to get good quality in-flight butterfly photos of a single butterfly, but to photograph two butterflies chasing each other is more rare. Patience, observation and experience with photographing butterflies helped me. A low angle produced an environmental portrait of these two deep in their environment.
Details: A Common Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia), on the right, chases a Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
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August, 2016.
Photo # KS9_5255c.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.