A Downy Woodpecker that was at the farm last week on one of my hikes. I like this image of him looking up from his perch on the branch. I'll have to admit that it was not the image I perceived that I had taken through the view finder this day that I ended up with. This picture was one of those moments weir when I was going back through the images that I had taken and was categorize them for placement in my folder and went WOW, it was not what I was expecting from my self. So, I like this one! He looks like he's panted on a mat of blue sky making stand out more clearly but in his pose theirs a quality of peace of serenity in time and decision making ahead that I can't quit put a finger on for words. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do and find your own special moments behind your camera lenses to keep as well.
This is a small collection of Skipper Butterflies that we have in our area of New York State. The top image is a Silver-spotted Skipper and the largest one we have in the area along with the next image. The next two images I believe are Yellowpatch Skipper, may be the size of a quarter with their wings spread out. A White Checkered Skipper that looks blue to me. And last, a pair of Zarucco Duskywing Butterflies. We do have more varieties of Skipper here in the Binghamton area but these are the only one that I have images of. All of the images of these Skippers are from the family farm property that is just north of Binghamton. The last two images are from 2012 and I may have used them in previous posts.