Array ( [blocks] => specificItem [show] => [itemId] => 488 [exactSize] => 150 [itemFrame] => None [albumFrame] => None ) Array ( [blocks] => specificItem [show] => [itemId] => 482 [exactSize] => 150 [itemFrame] => None [albumFrame] => None ) Array ( [blocks] => specificItem [show] => [itemId] => 485 [exactSize] => 150 [itemFrame] => None [albumFrame] => None )

There’s a fantastic botanical garden here. I’ve been spending two to three hours there every weekend I’m in town, mostly hanging out in the swamp area.

The first day I was there, a dragonfly cooperated with me. I had the 50mm 1.8 and a 2x closeup filter. He (blue dasher) reared into an obelisk pose while I crept toward him, finally reaching apogee when I snapped this pic. Then he took off. I was about 1-2 feet from him.

Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 494 (GalleryCoreApi::error)
  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1876 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 64 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 39 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::_fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 501 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 566 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1352 (ImageBlockHelper::loadImageBlocks)
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 867
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc(1245) : regexp code at line 1
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1245
  • in ??? at line 0
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 213
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 230
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/themes/amazing-grace/index.php at line 39
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/template-loader.php at line 75
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-blog-header.php at line 16
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/index.php at line 17

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I noticed then it was about 2 pm. I’d been at the gardens for a couple hours in the close to 100 degree heat. Stupidly, I had not brought water. I decided to head for water and air conditioning. On the way back to the exit, I came across a small pond with a picturesque concrete temple on a peninsula. My husband likes things like that, so I was concentrating on getting a good shot for him. A noise or something caught my attention — I looked up to see a great blue heron within 10 feet of me. I started backing away, concerned that it would take off, then recalled I had a camera in hand. At least I’d remembered to take off the closeup filter.

Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 494 (GalleryCoreApi::error)
  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1876 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 64 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 39 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::_fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 501 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 566 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1352 (ImageBlockHelper::loadImageBlocks)
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 867
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc(1245) : regexp code at line 1
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1245
  • in ??? at line 0
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 213
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 230
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/themes/amazing-grace/index.php at line 39
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/template-loader.php at line 75
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-blog-header.php at line 16
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/index.php at line 17

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All within 10-15 feet, and me light-headed from the excitement and the heat.

Then I realized it was hunting. I missed the great shot when the bird was submerged in the water, but here it is with the fish.

Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 494 (GalleryCoreApi::error)
  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1876 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 64 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 39 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::_fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 501 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 566 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1352 (ImageBlockHelper::loadImageBlocks)
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 867
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc(1245) : regexp code at line 1
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1245
  • in ??? at line 0
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 213
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 230
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-content/themes/amazing-grace/index.php at line 39
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-includes/template-loader.php at line 75
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/wp-blog-header.php at line 16
  • in /home1/intuitiv/public_html/rivercrow/index.php at line 17

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3 Responses to “Photos I’ve taken lately, and some stories”

  1. Nat says:

    Your photos are amazing, Crowsie. The first one of the dragonfly blew me away. Stunning.

    N

  2. rivercrow says:

    Thanks, Nat. 😀 I have a couple nice lotus blossom and bud pics I need to post. I got a shot of a yellow swallowtail butterfly the other evening, but I didn’t do a good job of white balance, so it needs some Photoshop touchup.

  3. Nat says:

    I keep checking back for more pictures only to leave unfulfilled 😉 When are you back home again?

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