Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lots of Colour,Post Two, At The Vermilon River. A Post to SWF.

 The weather is strange in that now we're into heat and thunderstorms, so I'm rushing with this post as one, a thunderstorm that is, appears to be on the way. I've hiked this week to the white water, which I feel a need to see every so often. Bur I've included other wetland scenes as well. So let me proceed with captions for time's sake. REMEMBER CLICK ON  THE PHOTOS TO VIEW THE SLIDE SHOW.
West Side River Wetland.

Long Lake Wetland On an Overcast Day.

The Rapids

Close Up Of The Rapids.

Another Close Up.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Singing Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Still Singing.

About to Take Off.

Posing.

Still Singing.

Alder Flycatcher.

Rear View Alder Flycatcher.

Side View.

Now He'a Singing.

Profile.

Female Goldfinch.

Female Goldfinch Checking Me Out.

A Very Coy Female Goldfinch.

Upside Down Female Hairy Woodpecker.

Female Hairy Woodpecker.

Close Up Female Hairy Woodpecker.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing.

Cedar Waxwing.

Cedar Waxwing.

Cedar Waxwing.

Male Red-winged Blackbird.

Raven

In Flight Raven

Canada Goose In Flight.

Bladder Campion About to Bloom

Blue Flag In The Wetlands.

Devil's Paint Brush.

Wild Forgetmenots.

Goat's Beard.

Honey Suckle.

Spreading Dogbane. 

Viper's-Bugloss.

Wild Clover.

Wild Lupine.

Wetland Blue Flags.

Viper's- Bugloss.

Sheep Laurel

Spreading Dogbane.

 Daisy Fleabane. ID'd by Caroline. Although it's part of the Wild Aster Family I thought it was Purple Stemmed, or New England Aster, but they do not come along until the fall. I think what threw me off was the purple tinge in the flower.

Just one more note: Lupine is spelled Lupine. I, like most people, was inclined to spell it without the "e". Strange, don't you think ??

A post to SWFCamera Critters, and Scenic Sunday
White Admiral

White Admiral

Silver-bordered Fritillary On Tansy.

Same

Bee On Wild Lupine.

58 comments:

  1. the lupine and iris are stunning! so is that white admiral!

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  2. the last butterfly is new to me. Gorgeous.

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  3. Great series of beautiful photos!
    Love to see nature, birds, flowers and butterflies from your part of the world.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Stunning captures of that pretty Cedar Waxwing Garry .. hope your survived the storm!

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  5. WOW! Great series!
    I like the cedar waxwing, never seen it. And your admiral is fantastic!

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  6. I think you are the bird whisperer. You sure can take great photographs of birds.

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  7. Very nice, I like them all, but today I want to highlight those pretty flowers with delicious colors. Greetings.

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  8. always pristine scenes and wonderful birdlife you capture Gary. I adore lupin/lupiine flowerheads, and for us the agricultural seed crop is known as lupin, also, I believe the garden flowering type is still spelt that way. There's the US/Aust differences in spelling words cropping up again...like color and colour.

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  9. Not the US difference Carole. I took the spelling from the Royal Ontario Museum Wildflower Book. Can't get much more correct than that. And in Canada we still use the "u" in colour etc.

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  10. Wonderful shots; I especially like the birds. Somehow I accidently rejected your comment, but copy/pasted it from my email. Thanks for coming by!

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  11. I think my favourite this week is the last shot, the bee with the lupine! I had never heard hawkweed called devil's paintbrush before, so I had to look that one up... I much prefer your name!!

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  12. Beautiful captures as always, Gary! I do love the rapids! Lots of blue skies your way, too, and the birds and lovely, colorful flowers are wonderful! Hope you have a good weekend!

    Sylvia

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  13. Another great series of photos. I also love whitewater and particularly like the shots of it here.

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  14. wow, beautiful series of photos, from the reflection to the rapids, to the birds, to the butterflies, to the wildflowers, they all are very beautiful.

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  15. Such a wide variety of birds. Love that devil's paintbrush. They're almost too pretty to be wild.

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  16. Great photos! I like them all! The rapids are awesome... I love all the bird shots.

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  17. Oh, lots happening up there Gary! Love the sky reflected in the water and as always, great bird shots!

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  18. Beautiful scenic location with such lovely birds and flowers.

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  19. Love those reflection in the water.

    Sky Shots at my page, come and see. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Thank you for another glimps of a beautiful nature.
    Best whises for the weekend.
    Mormor Norway

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/06/21/velg-vaeret-vaer-sa-snill/#comments

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  21. Great post. Lovely to see!
    Have a nice day!

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  22. Brilliant photos, my favourites are the birds, but the second are the butterflies.

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  23. Awesome captures, and beautiful flowers and birds. Thanks for sharing:)

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  24. Fantastic collection of nature images, must have been a delight for you to be out enjoying them all

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  25. Wonderful collection of birds, butterflies and flowers.

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  26. Another gorgeous day in your neck of the woods! and it is a bit tricky this time of year catching the beauty between storms :O) Stunning flower shots.
    Give Boomer a pat from me.

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  27. Wonderful selection of photos - a glimpse into your beautiful world. Thanks for sharing

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  28. Your posts are always such a delight. I enjoyed this very much.

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  29. What a wonderful selection of photos, I enjoyed my peep into your world.

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  30. I also love seeing the sky in water, as one person commented. Of the birds, the close-up of the female Hairy Woodpecker was a favourite of many good shots.

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  31. Stunning photo's, I love the birds.

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  32. Such gorgeous shots" Love that bee and lupine!

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  33. Fantastic images! I especially enjoyed seeing the chestnut-sided warbler and blue flags and white admiral.

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  34. It's a treat for me to see the rapids up close and now thunderstorms, oh my! The Devil's Paint Brush is bursting with color, not to be compared w/ God's paintbrush, of course. I always appreciate your wonderful posts and quality photos, thank you!

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  35. It is very beautiful where you live. I love your birdphotos. They are fantastic. I wish you a good weekend!

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  36. I am very impress you know the name of these birds and the flowers too. Love these shots and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting me too.

    Mary, MI

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  37. What a variety of pictures you have posted!

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  38. I would be hard pressed if I ever had to select my favorite. From those rushing rapids, to the glorious Warbler and then your Waxwings, the flying Raven, oh and those flowers...all splendid~

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  39. Wonderful variety of shots. Love the flowers, butterflies, birds, cool whitewater....

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  40. Wonderful collection. The cedar waxwing must have very fine feathers. I love the reflections in the first three photos.

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  41. I love all your nature shots! Gorgeous birds and butterflies!

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  42. Gary, WOW!!! love those rapids and those birds, butterflies and blooms...graet captures.Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  43. There were a lot of nice pictures, beautiful scenery, many special birds, butterflies and lovely fine flower. I liked all but the best Nr. 30 and 44.

    Thanks for you showing us this!

    Ottar

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  44. Such a wealth of photos you shared today! Simply beautiful, and the descriptions are so helpful!

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  45. Can not go wrong with birds butterflies and blooms. Gorgeous photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  46. Gorgeous photos, Gary. I couldn't begin to pick a favourite, although the singing birds are rather wonderful, and the wildflowers are glorious.
    K

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  47. Wow, soooo wonderful, absolutely perfect shots.
    ...it was my one joy your beautiful nature shots to look at.
    A photo is more beautiful than the other...
    Love greetings, Karin

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  48. Visiting this time from camera Critters.

    Our Dog BOLT, please come and see. Your comment will mean a lot!

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  49. Another fabulous post full of the natural beauty in your area. Love the flora and fauna. I really like your shots of the rapids too!

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  50. This is a lovely series of photos.

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  51. Beautiful photos as always. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Wow, so many pics Gary! The landscape looks so green compared to the winter months. And love the reflections too!Guess I have to knock on your door if I don't know the name of a flower! The rapids are impressive, and I love the white admiral -the colors are so stunning on this butterfly!

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  53. Quite educating for me and I have been there I missed a lot sandy

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