Posts Tagged ‘photowalking’

Green-winged Teal (male, female)

January 29, 2013

A couple of Green-winged Teals (Anas crecca) spotted during a photowalk at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. The male is shown in Photos 1-2; the female in Photo 3.

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Tech Tips: BorderFX, a free plug-in for Apple Aperture, was used to add a text watermark to the photos.

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Common Whitetail dragonfly (immature male)

January 21, 2013

A Common Whitetail dragonfly (Libellula lydia, Plathemis lydia) spotted during a photowalk at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is an immature male. As a young male the dragonfly’s abdomen will be covered by white pruinescence, hence its common name, “Common Whitetail.”

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Tech Tips: BorderFX, a free plug-in for Apple Aperture, was used to add a text watermark.

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Common Muskrat

December 10, 2012

A Common Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus zibethicus), a semi-aquatic rodent, spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia USA. Muskrat are often misidentified as beaver, especially when their pointed tail isn’t visible.

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House Sparrow

December 6, 2012

A House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) spotted during a photowalk through the Children’s Garden at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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Northern Cardinal (male)

December 2, 2012

A Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) spotted spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

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Suspension bridge crossing Accotink Creek

November 9, 2012

The following gallery features several photos of the suspension bridge that crosses Accotink Creek in Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, a 1,200 acre preserve located at Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. The bridge is quite scenic but the wooden deck moves up and down and side-to-side when you walk across it — VERY UNNERVING!

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The preceding photo shows Louisa Civilla Craven, my good friend and photowalking buddy, shooting photographs looking upstream from the bridge; the following photo shows the view in the same direction.

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The last photo shows the view downstream from the bridge.

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Powell’s Creek

November 7, 2012

The view looking upstream from the railroad bridge crossing Powell’s Creek, observed during a photowalk through Leesylvania State Park, Prince William County, Virginia USA.

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Freight train crossing Powell’s Creek

November 5, 2012

A freight train crossing the railroad bridge over Powell’s Creek, spotted during a photowalk through Leesylvania State Park, Prince William County, Virginia USA.

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Tech Tips: I shot the preceding photos at an aperture of f/16 and a shutter speed of 1/50 second. My goal was to create photos with good depth of field while using a slower shutter speed so the train would appear blurry, thereby conveying a sense that the train was moving. Looks like a slower shutter speed might have worked better for blurring the slow-moving train; the train was gone before there was time for a do-over.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (female, dark morph)

August 16, 2012

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) spotted during a photowalk through the “Wildlife Sanctuary,” one of seven small parks in the community of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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This individual is a dark morph female. “Females are dimorphic. The yellow morph differs from the male in having a blue postmedian area on the dorsal hind wing. In the dark morph, the areas that are normally yellow are replaced with dark gray or black.” Source Credit: Wikipedia

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Variegated Fritillary butterfly

August 10, 2012

A Variegated Fritillary butterfly (Euptoieta claudia), a beautiful medium-sized butterfly, spotted during a photowalk through the Children’s Garden at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School.

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