Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Looking Close

 [Robber Fly, Forsythe NWR at lunchtime Tuesday. These inch-long predators are awesome to watch - especially when another insect flies past and they launch a strike perfectly timed to catch and consume.]

A recent "moth party" (more on that to follow) inspired me afterwards to fool with my macro lens, or as Nikon calls it, micro lens. We birders tend to look far, far off for migrating raptors or specks that become shorebirds in a scope - but I remind myself periodically to look for wonders close by, too.

 [Eastern Tailed Blue, Forsythe on Tuesday.]

[Fowler's Toad. Look every amphibian in the eye - there's the wisdom of ages, seas ebbing and flooding again.]

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