Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday in the Park

I got up extra early this morning to get down to Gooseneck Cove to meet up with the usual early morning birders. There wasn't much to see; we're kind of in a transition period between the Summer waders and shore birds leaving and the Winter waterfowl arriving. I ended up chasing rumors of a Black Skimmer with my friend Mark, but we never did see it.

In the end, I went to Ballard Park, set the camera to Super Macro mode, and went snooping. This is what I found.

White Wood Aster

Foragers on some late-blooming Canada Thistle.

Some leaves doing their autumnal show a little early.

A Bumblebee doing her gathering thing on some Goldenrod.

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. The photo of the bee is breathtaking.

  2. Gorgeous! I asked for a new camera for my birthday so I could take pictures like you! ha.

  3. Wow--super macro indeed! Those bee shots are fabulous. I especially like the thistle photo.

  4. super duper macro!! i agree with john those bee shots are be-autiful!!! love the top bee's wings in the thistle pic!