Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Hover Mating

It takes patience and timing to successfully photograph a macro of a hover fly, especially while landed.  Multiply the odds to actually catch two mating.  I don't think I've shared this photo yet. I photographed this in 2010.

About 6,000 species in 200 genera have been described. Hoverflies are common throughout the world and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals, despite their mimicry of stinging wasps and bees, a mimicry which serves to ward off predators.

Photo # 101016_KS10183.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

"Peaceful Motion"...

"Peaceful Motion"

A Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) hovers briefly as if to give a graceful gesture.

Central Arkansas, November, 2020.
Photo # K01_9233_00001bw1.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Red-winged Flight

 "Red-winged Flight"

One look at this photograph and it's apparent that you're looking at a flock of red-winged blackbirds. It's amazing that this quantity of birds can fly without hurting each other.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas, 2008.
Photo # 8113_KS10200.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Saturday, November 7, 2020

 "Golden Leaves"

Each leaf has it's own story. Each leaf is unique.
This photograph was taken on the forest floor, central Arkansas.
Nothing was posed in this photograph.

Photo # K01_8059_00001bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography