Archive | June 2012

Abstract Texture

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this tree bark an interesting study in texture. I liked the abstract quality as well. I used a Canon 200mm F-2.8 L lens to produce this image.

Hanging Around

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I photographed this mostly white caterpillar yesterday in Kent County, Michigan. I haven’t been able to identify what type it is. Any ideas? It did look interesting and I’ve never seen one before. The lens used for this shot was a Canon 50mm F-2.5 macro lens. (Note: Thanks to Bill for pointing out that this is an Abbott’s Sphinx 4th Instar Larva – Sphecodina abbottii)

(click on this or any of my photos to see an enlarged more detailed version)

Skipper Butterfly

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I photographed this skipper butterfly today in Kent County, Michigan as it was gathering nectar from some flowers on a hot summer day with temperatures reaching over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you click on the photo to see the enlarged version, you will also notice several tiny ants climbing on the flowers as well.

Bright Tulip

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Earlier this Spring I photographed this beautiful Orange Tulip in Holland, Michigan. With the early warm Spring, they were blooming sooner than they normal. When the Annual Tulip Time Festival began in early May, most of the tulips were well past their peak.

Feathered Friend

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I spotted this bird as I walked near a pine tree in Ottawa County, Michigan. I think it may have been near its nest. I was surprised that it didn’t fly away as I photographed it.

Rear View

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I thought the view from behind was quite striking on this flower which I found in Muskegon County, Michigan recently. I believe it may be Queen Anne’s Lace.

Flowering Vine

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found what looks to me to be some type of flowering vine recently in Muskegon County, Michigan. I’d be interested to hear what you may think it could be :)

Forest of Flowers

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

From the perspective of this ant, it must have seemed to be traveling through a forest of flowers as it crossed a flower head that I found in Muskegon, Michigan a few days ago.

Amazing Sky- Post Number 300 :)

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I ran across this in my files and thought it would be a nice tribute to visitors here for my 300th post. It’s an amazing sky at dusk over Muskegon County, Michigan that I took about 2 years ago. Thanks to all that check out and follow my site! I hope to reach 4,000 followers soon. Feel free to send links to your friends of any of my photos if you think they would enjoy my blog. The outdoors and nature are subjects I enjoy photographing and will continue to share my sense of wonder and enjoyment of them here  :)

Butterfly Milkweed

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found some unopened buds along with flowering examples on the same butterfly milkweed plant in Muskegon County, Michigan recently. I used a Canon 50mm F-2.5 macro lens to capture the image.

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