Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Indigo Bunting still at Paramount Ranch

The Indigo is still here. It's been around for quite a while now and many others have now seen it too.

It isn't being very photogenic, however. These pictures are cropped quite a bit. I'm still determined to get some better pictures.

I was very happy to see Yellow Star-thistle in the fields here. I have previously not seen it, and its been one of my most wanted flowers. I mean, a yellow thistle, what could be better than that?

I also found this butterfly, which I thought was a hairstreak simply by it being grey and the fact it was flying around the trees. It had a tail, too, which seemed to support this, though I think it may be a Tailed Copper. Not really sure.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Venus and the Sun

Luckily I still had the solar filters. Extra helpful for taking pictures of solar events like this.
The black circle near the top is Venus.

You can even see the sunspots.