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Brown Pelicans in flight - feathers!

Brown Pelican one wing outstretched

We spent a week in Aruba last year, and I watched the individual feathers on the wings of brown pelicans flying near the beach. I zoomed in on all these shots, but sometimes there were people near theses birds! I just love the different ways they use their wings and their feet, and in some you can see into their eye.

Frog Skipping

series of round splashmarks on the surface of water leading away from viewer

At the 11th second into the 12th second, a frog skips across the water surface 4 times, leaving spots just like a flat stone was skipped! If you download and freeze it, and just move back and forth across that one second you can see the dots form. That's what I did to get the still photo that goes with this post.

 

Frogs and Toad

large frog head sticking out of water

We met this frog recently, and the toad much earlier in the summer, but I liked both their faces. Am also adding a tadpole, which was swimming around when we saw the Big Frog.

Raindrop and frog

Raindrop forms crater-like shape in water; frog head nearby

We have been taking a walk in the woods near our neighborhood most days. Today it was raining and there were lots of great textures. I was captivated by the frogs - will post more of those separately - but really liked this crater-like shape in the upper left as a raindrop hit the water, and the echoes of that as other shapes were mid- or post-formation elsewhere. Also note the frog head to the lower right, poking out of the water.

Yellow fuzzy caterpillar with spikes

Yellow fuzzy caterpillar with black spikes

I had never seen this kind of caterpillar before, so it really struck me when it showed up on our hike in NH. It is an American Dagger Moth Caterpillar, it turns out. This video shows it moving - at the end it is quite undulating!

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