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Aspens Stirred

This impressionistic photograph of Aspen Trees and Cutleaf Coneflowers was captured along Schultz Creek Trail in Flagstaff. I love moving my camera during exposure! Because I’ve been doing it for so long, I can almost predict every time what a photo will look like using certain movements. I’m often asked exactly how to do it but it really boils down to practice. That goes for any photographic style you love; macro, landscapes, etc. Practice, practice, practice like a musician with his instrument!

Skipper on Bee Balm

I don’t have an identification for this little guy yet but I do know it is a Skipper. It’s the only one I noticed while exploring up at Schultz Pass and he was gone in a flash so I’m happy to have at least one shot. Canon 180mm Macro lens. ISO 400, 1/1000 sec, f/10. Probably my favorite lens.

Bee Balm

Wild Bergamot also known as Bee Balm was thick in places along the Schultz Creek Trail.

Richardson’s Geranium

A single Richardson’s Geranium bloom captured on Schultz Creek Trail. Handheld with my Canon 7D, 180 Macro lens. ISO 800, f/11 at 1/250th.

Police-car Moth

I saw several of these moths on our recent Flagstaff trip and I thought they were butterflies because they were flitting about during daylight which isn’t typical of moths. It wasn’t until I saw their antennae that I knew. If you’re under 50, you might not understand their descriptive name…Police-car Moth… but if you watch old movies or TV shows from the 50s, you might know 🙂

Pine White

Yesterday I posted a shot of a White that had me puzzled because of the orange markings. As it turned out, that coloration identifies the female of the species. Today, I’m posting a shot of the male Pine White. He’s enjoying nectar from a Cutleaf Coneflower.

Cutleaf Coneflower Art

I’m hoping to find Cutleaf Coneflower in bloom on our upcoming road trip to Flagstaff. This photo was taken on the Schultz Pass trail last year about this time. The background was pretty boring so I played it up by adding various textures. It made a fun print!

Schultz Creek

Only a few wildflowers out along the Schultz Creek Trail but there were lots of butterflies! This little Blue (don’t know exact species) was enjoying a drink from a Sneezeweed flower. Captured with my Canon 70-200mm with a 1.4x extension tube.