August 24, 2019

Wild Things, Tame Things.

I came home the other day and was surprised to see two deer as I pulled in the driveway. I got my camera off the seat, opened the door quietly, and took a few pictures, staying behind the car door. They spotted me though, and ran off.

The next picture just shows a butterfly on a thistle plant. I believe it is a tiger swallowtail, with the yellow appearing subdued because it is in shade although the background is sunlit.

The dragonfly held still for me as it was perched on the end of a twig.

The hummingbird is one that was feeding at a park visitor center. I had seen a couple of them buzzing past so I stationed myself near the feeder with my lens zoomed and focused on the feeder. It wasn't long before one of them came back. I got several blurry pictures and these two that are identifiable. Hummingbirds move pretty fast.

Sometimes you have to be fast to get a picture and sometimes you have to be patient. Sometimes you have to be both. 

The final picture is a dog that I saw today. He was with a woman who didn't mind if I took his picture. He seemed agreeable.


  1. Attractive dog! Beautiful hummer. And the photo of the butterfly on the thistle is magical.
    Love the post this week...thanks for joining us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  2. Hello, love the cute pup, beautiful deer and sweet hummer. Great captures of the butterfly and dragonfly. Great snaps. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. wishing you a great new week ahead.

  3. Wonderful critters, and opportunities for photos. I agree about capturing hummers!

  4. Wow, the deer is beautiful. Great photos of the little critters and the dog. Wonderful pics, Linda.

  5. a nice serie of critters today. Love both deer, butterflies, dragonflies and hummers.

  6. Great creature shots. I like the second one of the deer the best.

  7. These are beautiful pictures.
    The deer are amazing but the dragonfly is fantastic. In the Netherlands we have dragonflies but not the ones that you show here. The butterfly is also very beautiful and also separate.

    Greetings, Helma

  8. You've shared some fabulous photographs here Linda, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  9. A good dog!

    Deer are quite skittish.


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