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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!

Fly Eye(s)

My offspring found this insect on our car and knew it was the kind of creature I might like to try to take a picture of.  What struck me the most was the size of the "eyes" and then the clarity of the golden wings in this shot.  What a face!

Whale Sparkles and Textures

We went on a whale watch and saw multiple whales, including a mother and calf.  I was struck by form and texture in general, particularly the swaths of smooth and bumps. 

HungryBirds

This Robin set up a nest just outside our home.  I took these pictures through the bathroom window. The little ones just sit there with their mouths WIDE open, blind, waiting for food to drop from the sky.  They look like tulips!

 

 

Momma bird gets a little upset when we walk out the back door, but she yells at us less and doesn't fly as far away anymore.  She came back to feed them while we were watching from inside.  

Stages of Flight

What I liked about this picture most was all the different positions of the birds' wings as they zoomed past the pier.

Pelican at Sunrise

Forget about the cold...on a business trip in Florida I got up and saw the sunrise, along with a few birds.

Such a pretty face on this slug

This little slug was making tracks with several others in the sun on our front lawn last Spring.  I got down on the ground to see things from their point of view, and to see their faces. You'll notice that I have a thing for insect faces, as for other creatures.  I just love the sun and the translucent face, and the way its coloring matches the surroundings.  It looks so friendly, even though so foreign.