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Spring’s images

Posted June 14, 2011, at 11:33 a.m.
American Lady butterfly
Dave Small
American Lady butterfly
Canadian Tiger swallowtail butterfly
Dave Small
Canadian Tiger swallowtail butterfly
Chestnut-sided warbler
Dave Small
Chestnut-sided warbler
Jack-in-the-box pulpit
Dave Small
Jack-in-the-box pulpit
Modest sphinx moth
Dave Small
Modest sphinx moth
Spotted sandpiper
Dave Small
Spotted sandpiper

Photographer Dave Small says he rarely forgoes the opportunity to photograph any presentable critter, but he says he gets more excited when he’s able to add a new species to his collection to share. Last week while leading a photographic workshop in Morrill, a student pointed out the jack-in-the-box, which grow in shade to partial sun and peak in June. Another first for Small was the modest phoenix moth, large and colorful. On another outing in the Halfway Brook area in Costigan off he Stud Mill Road, Small wandered into a meadow and caught images of an American lady butterfly and a Canadian tiger swallowtail butterfly. Over Memorial Day weekend he captured this image of a chestnut-sided warbler that was so intent on singing that Small was able to get within five feet. The spotted sandpiper was foraging in a recently harvested area.

 

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