Hiding in the shadows

Sometimes the most interesting things aren’t found in the light…

A pair of house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) stealing a kiss beneath the mistletoe (2009_10_17_031857)

A pair of house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) stealing a kiss beneath the mistletoe

A male Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) escaping the light of day (2009_09_06_028858)

A male Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) escaping the light of day

A female great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) standing guard in her tree (2009_07_19_027165)

A female great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) standing guard in her tree

A blue-headed vireo (Vireo solitarius) watching me from within an impenetrable thicket (2009_10_24_033301)

A blue-headed vireo (Vireo solitarius) watching me from within an impenetrable thicket

A female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) enjoying the solace of a quiet stream (2009_06_06_022618)

A female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) enjoying the solace of a quiet stream

A juvenile American robin (Turdus migratorius) doing battle with an earthworm (2009_06_27_024880)

A juvenile American robin (Turdus migratorius) doing battle with an earthworm

A swift setwing (Dythemis velox) facing one more sunset (2009_07_07_026166)

A swift setwing (Dythemis velox) facing one more sunset

4 thoughts on “Hiding in the shadows”

  1. Sunshine is sometimes overrated. ;o)
    The delicate play of the setwing’s forearms, wrists (ankles?), and fingers (I’ll take an “F” in insect anatomy!) delighted me.

  2. I agree, Jain. Sunshine is nice, but cloudy is also nice–as are shadows, and I’ve found shadows often hide a lot of goodies that aren’t seen otherwise.

    LOL! Too funny on the insect anatomy. I looked up what all those pieces are called–and I think I’ll stick to your descriptions instead!

    1. Thanks, Amber! I’m glad you like them. And as for that robin… Well, let’s just say the worm won the battle–something that was quite entertaining to watch.

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