What a flamboyant bird! The male “woodie” comes with over 6 different colours – red, metallic purplish-green, white stripes, patches of yellow, dark red, black and blue. The hen is less conspicuous. She has some beautiful brown and white flecked feathers with blue under her wings and a distinctive teardrop-shaped white eye patch and a whitish [...]
Now that spring has sprung, it’s amazing how quickly life comes to the forest floor.
Consider the yellow trout lily. This delightful ephemeral flower appears as soon as the weather gets warm and disappears when it gets hot. In that time, the trout lily will leaf out, bloom, proliferate a bit and go to seed. All that work within just a few weeks. How delightfully efficient.
I took this photo with my 105 macro lens at 100 mm, ISO 100, f/13, 1/5 sec.
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