Lost Little Gosling

Gosling in the flower pool – Lilypons, Maryland

We have a wonderful resource for garden aquatics located relatively nearby – Lilypons. They have a huge property, much of which is slowly being reclaimed by Mother Nature. However, what they do have remaining is always interesting to drop by and maybe photograph, depending on the blooming season of the aquatic plants that they have on display. On this occasion, I spotted a tiny baby gosling that got separated from its mother, and it was doing its very best to try and vanish from the sight of all potential predators. You can see it in the corner shadow of the plant pond above.

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Lost baby gosling
Lilypons Water Gardens
Lilypons, Maryland
April 2014
Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH lens
Leica M240 digital camera

A Little Oasis

Tiny water hole – Lander, Wyoming

We drove through southwestern Wyoming during one of our many road trips – headed for parts unknown – when we discovered the Red Canyon area, a gorgeous slash of red through khaki tans, browns, and dusty greens. Cindy stayed at the scenic view pullout with the rental car, while I explored some of the area on foot with my camera. Among the many things I found was this tiny little watering hole, which is hardly enough for anything beyond birds and other very small critters.

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Lady bug with the morning dew
Local crop field
Poolesville, Maryland
September 2014
Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film
Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera

Covered in the Morning Dew

Ladybug covered in dew – Poolesville, Maryland

I was taking photos of local crop fields – wheat, maybe? – early one day, when I spotted this tiny ladybug covered in morning dew. It was completely still and unmoving, possibly asleep or trying to keep warm. I wonder how many hours it can take for them to dry out and be able to fly again, after they have been so saturated with water like that.

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Ladybug covered in dew
Local crop field
Poolesville, Maryland
June 2012
Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH lens
Sony NEX-5N digital camera