Wow! From the angelic landing heron, through the ‘grossly’ covered with flies fish, then the hummingbird moth display of its shadow and even beautiful leaves, simply WOW!. Then you close with the cute curly tongued bye bye butterfly on your finger. I wonder how many shots you had to take to capture such detail. And one question, what are the thin black lines coming from the other side of the stem to the crane fly? A spider perhaps? I had to scroll through the entire group a few times to take it all in.
I thought about not including the heron and fish covered with flies, but I had never seen that before. Another heron tried to swallow that fish and gave up on it. I think that is a juvenile heron that was trying to eat it. He must have been hungry. That species of butterfly land on me all the time. I can stick my finger low in front of them and they step on my finger. I wish I had noticed those other legs coming around the crane fly when I took the photo but did not. It looks like daddy longlegs legs. Glad you enjoyed the pics…
Great shots of the night heron! That’s one I haven’t seen.
I guess great blue herons don’t mind a few insects with their food.
The butterfly shots are amazing. I love those eyes!
New Hampshire Gardener,
Thank You. We have a lot of night heron in the summer and a few winter here. That is the first time I have seen one trying to eat one with flies on it. Thanks again, gotta love the spotted butterfly eyes…
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