Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Actually, we have two disparate topics today: owls and astronomy. Is there a connection? You tell me. The owls come from reader Gregoray, who lives in Austin, Texas. He has three young Eastern screech owls (Megascops asio) in his yard that fledged in the last week. His notes (sent on April 21): We have had […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Dom the Ancient (or so he calls himself, as he just turned 60), is locked down in Cromer, having fled London just before the quarantine there. He has in fact been eating roots and other foraged items, so another reader sent him a fancy hamper of food. Dom has also photographed insects, and sent […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have part 2 of physicist/origami master Robert Lang‘s series of photos from his California studio (part 1 is here). Robert’s notes and IDs are indented. Continuing my series of photos shot over the last year from my studio in Altadena, California, on the edge of the Angeles National Forest. A Western Fence Lizard […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Jones from the UK sent us some lovely flower pictures. I hope I get the order right (the photos weren’t labeled)! His words and IDs are indented: Butterflies are still thin on the ground, so I thought I would send you a few of my close-up photographs of flowers. I find the macro […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I had lost this batch of photos from reader Duncan McCaskill, sent to me way back in February, but he reminded me yesterday and so here they are with my apologies. Duncan’s captions and IDs are indented. Be sure to check out that Royal Spoonbill in breeding plumage! Here is another batch of wildlife photos […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a mélange of photos from several contributors. Their own words are indented (and please send me good photos): First, from reader David Fuqua, something we need: the bluebird of happiness. Being housebound this spring has given me a chance to observe the Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) nesting. The mother and father are both […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Mark Sturtevant sent some nice insect and arachnid photos, including SEX, and I’ve indented his captions and IDs: The narrative and pictures in this one (from 2018) are a bit different, since the pictures of the caterpillar are ‘interrupted’ with pictures of Arachnid sex. In the first picture is a delicately lovely female Eastern forktail […]

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. . . . it’s Chicago!

I’m having severe trouble concentrating on writing today, and I’m 100% sure this is malaise from lockdown and all the bad news. I am also getting grumpy. Here, have two pictures of Chicago that I took yesterday evening from my crib. One has a bird in it, the other a plane. I have to say […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from young Jamie Blilie, who is not so young any more—he’s 16 (but still our youngest contributor). The indented captions and IDs are Jamie’s, though I’ve added the Latin binomials and links. Red Breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber). I saw this one multiple times from our house, probably lives in the area. It always […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Physicist, engineer, and origami wizard Robert Lang happens to be locked down in a nice place. He sent two aliquots of photos, and today I’m posting part 1. Robert’s captions and IDs are indented: During COVID shutdown, I’m pretty much confined to my studio in Altadena, California. This is not entirely without its compensations; the […]