Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

Butterflies And Frostweed (click to enlarge)

butterflies feeding on frostweed      (queen butterfly)

butterflies relishes frostweed    (queen butterfly)

butterfly feeding   (buckeye) on frostweed.

butterfly  (emperor –tawny or hackberry)? sipping  frostweed nectar

The  butterflies have drifted through, a few at a time. I have not been able to spend much time getting pics of them.

I apologize that the pics are not sharp.  (prime lens needed). I used a tripod for most of these. Of course, after cropping, the pixels went from 18 to about 12 or probably less thus reducing the sharpness.

Top 3 pics are of the queen butterfly. 

Post and photographs:  Yvonne  

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Trying To Grab A Sunset: Repost (11/2011 Click to enlarge photos

A live oak for added interest


A vivid sunset across the lake

Central Texas sunset

Barren tree against a vivid November sky.

Dusk to night just a few minutes away

Note: This was posted November, 2011.  

I have my sights set on capturing sunsets. That is if the clouds and weather will help me out by producing the right atmosphere that makes for a vivid sunset.
Every day is becoming shorter and shorter. There is not much time to get to a place where you know a pretty sunset is putting on a show. The trouble is I never know when a good one is about to happen, that is unless I keep up with the weather forecast.  The sun produces the prettiest colors a day or two prior to rain or a cold front. Of course, the addition of some clouds enhances a sunset making it something other than h0-hum.
A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed a leash, put one of my best guard dogs and equipment in the truck, and drove to the lake. This is the only place near me where there are no power lines to obstruct the view.  I can get to the lake in about 3-4 minutes. Since I am a chicken and very paranoid, I never get out of a vehicle to photograph when alone. I also pack a gun.
I edited the pictures in Microsoft Windows which does a fair job. I still don’t know enough about Adobe to create anything other than sepia and black and white. I’m posting these pics with a promise to have some better ones at some point in the future. (I hope) 
Post and photographs  Yvonne
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