My best of 2015

A reflection image that I took at the upper end of the Whitney Point Reservoir on July 26th. We kayaked up the stream that flows into the reservoir and then back down. This image was taken at the first bend in the stream after leaving the Upper Lisle Park. I believe that the stream is called the Otselic River even though it is more like a small stream then a river. It's a Very peaceful and pleasant place to kayak in my mind.

A Black-faced Skimmer Dragonfly that I found up to the farm recently. These Black-faced Skimmers are new this year up there and they are sharing the same fields with our more common Widow Dragonfly that we have had. The only difference between the two that I can see is the black patches on the inner wings of the Widow Dragonfly has, the Black-faced Skimmer don't. The white markings on the wing tips of the Black-faced Skimmer wings, the Widow Dragonfly do not have, they are black on him. Other than that, they are both very much similar in size and coloration down to the yellow strip on their backs. If your queries, I just posted a Widow Dragonfly a few posts ago for comparison. It should be the second one up in my Dragonfly category behind this post.

A Red-tail Hawk that I found along the river that was harassing some Buff Ducks that were in the water. I think I took this shot on the tenth of this month, a week and a half ago maybe. The Buff Ducks moved on but the hawk is still hear. Ducks, Bufflehead 001 Bufflehead Ducks image #1. I just cannot get close enough to these little one to get good shoots for my self. The red-tail definitely got closer to them then I can.