It's been raining an awful lot here this spring and summer. I could complain, but instead I shoot... photographs.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Here are a few pictures of a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are very territorial and will chase off other hummingbirds and insects that are competing with them for food. In the 4th photo she's incoming to chase off an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. The red flower in the photos is Monarda, commonly known as Bee Balm.
More Echinacea taken with my DSLR. You can see more detail in the cones in these pictures.
This is a Helenium 'Mardi Gras'. It's a spectacular long-blooming plant that looks really nice with the Echinacea.
Hope that you enjoy the photos!