Journaling: Hints of autumn are renewing my energy for nature photography! Cool nights and warm days are also renewing my flowering plants. I am thankful for the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds who visit my flowers; coming together as poetry of the Earth.
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All photos: Canon 60D, RAW format, handheld (except hummingbird photo).
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ISO 500, 100mm, f/7.1, 1/160.
Dark pink blossom from my Grandmother’s Pincushion plant.
ISO 1000, 100mm, f/4.0, 1/1250.
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail visiting the Butterfly Bush.
ISO 400, 100mm, f/3.5, 1/250.
Ruby-throated hummingbird surveying the territory before drinking at the window feeder.
ISO 400, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/200.
A bumblebee intent on gathering pollen.
ISO 400, 100mm, f/5.6, 1/1000.
Sweet William blossoms. A favorite of butterflies and bees.
ISO 500, 100mm, f/5.0, 1/200.
Sungold cherry tomato plants. The stalks have grown wild; allowing some fruit to rest on the retaining wall.
ISO 500, 100mm, f/8.0, 1/500.
Another favorite of bees, Sedum blossoms start out very light pink and darken over a period of weeks.