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Wildlife

Rufous Hummer a Rare Visitor

A rare visitor to Northern Virginia, a female Rufous Hummingbird. Seen at the Green Springs Gardens where the last sighting was in 2013. Rufous Hummingbirds normally overwinter in/near Mexico and migrate up the pacific coast to Canada for breeding.

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Wildlife

Lotus at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

A lotus flower at the gardens. It was a rainy day with some sunshine now and then. I found  a nice blossom with light filtering through the petals. The light also gave a nice glow to the stamens.

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Birding Nature Wildlife

A Visit to a Turf Farm

Horned Lark

On a recent outing looking for birds, we stopped at a turf farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipits which had been sighted a few days before. Scoping the field we soon spotted both the lark and pipits. I was glad to have brought along my 600 mm lens which enabled me to capture good shots of the lark and pipits.

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Birding Nature Wildlife

Raven with Lunch

Raven with his lunch

Last weekend my friend took me to a sod farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipets and whatever other birds we might find. After finding our target birds, we wandered around a bit and spotted many other species. This raven was one of those. He landed near us, found something he wanted (not really sure it was to be his lunch) and took off.

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Flowers Natural LIght Table Top

Pink Lily

Flower shot in a black box lit with natural window light. Flower from a local grocery store.