Posts Tagged ‘light’

A Visiting Cooper’s Hawk

A Cooper’s hawk decided to perch in the sweet gum tree in our front yard.

Its brown pattern blended in with its surroundings.

Then it decided to perch on a sign across the highway, beside our neighbor’s barn. It was a cloudy day with a light snow falling.

The Cooper hawk’s tail has a squared-off end, where a  sharp-shinned hawk’s has a rounded tail.

The light snow was enough that I couldn’t get good clear pictures. This picture better shows the squared end of the Cooper hawk’s tail.

 The day remained cloudy with an occasional mist. The hawk came and went a few times.

So, I might have more time to hawk watch.

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Sunset Variations

These pictures were taken 7:30 p.m. from my chair by the living room window.

I couldn’t have planned it better to capture the last light of the day.

A little more light changed the atmosphere of the evening.

The sun continued to sink  in the west,

and the colors to darken.

I stayed in my chair by the window.

The sun highlighted the clouds in the west.

The end of the day approached, and I sat in my chair watching its progression.

I wonder what tomorrow’s sunset will bring.

Long Spider Silk

A spider spun the long length of silk above. Actually, it’s all one piece.

This is the same strand of silk as the one above. A slight breeze or air movement moves it and changes how much of the silk is seen.

  The spider silk is flat and easily moves about in the slightest breeze. Movement changes its appearance.

 Each of the pictures has a short white flat strip of spider silk too. It’s in different light from the ones in the sunlight.

(The silk wasn’t twisted like in the bottom picture. I don’t know why it looks like that in the picture.)

What to think?

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  I took this picture at 8:30 in the morning.

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I was in  such a hurry to take pictures before the light changed. It was a shaft of light, but I couldn’t see the top part. I changed my position several times to get the shaft of light behind the spider web for pictures.

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This shows part of the the web up close. It was a challenge to get the web where it showed the most.

I do believe I’m becoming infatuated with spider webs.

Almost Neon

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An eastern pondhawk dragonfly looked almost neon in the morning light.

(I posted this blog early this morning. I just realized the wrong dragonfly picture was in the blog … not the one I posted. I have no ideas how that happened. This one definitely looks more neon.  Hope this post works!)

 

Catalpa

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Evening light through catalpa tree

Shasta Daisy

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Evening light