Sunday, July 31, 2011

Walkin' A Country Field Road

A walk down a field road brought me a few interesting surprises. The first was nothing that suddenly exploded into something. As I was walking along the road, the grassy field to my left erupted into a flurry of starlings. A moment where there was seemingly nothing very suddenly became something. Aside from restarting my heart the event was over in seconds. I continued on and was visited by a Field Sparrow. He allowed a few photos and was gone. I continued my walk and soon saw at the very tip of a six foot corn stalk was a dragonfly. I just thought because of its selection of setting where it did, I would take a photo. Soon after that there was a pair of dragonflies doing what dragonflies do to propagate the species. I thought I should record it and post it as soon as possible. Then I thought I should take a photo of a silo on the property that has a tree growing up and out the top of it. I’m thinking the tree is at least sixty feet high. As I am heading back to the truck, sun going down rapidly, I saw a deer way off on the horizon of a hill. Not a care in the world, cept of course that human way over there pointing something at her. 

                               Heart stopping flurry of Starlings here...
No Starlings here...
Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow
Dragonfly atop a corn stock...

Dragonfly
Dragonflies mating...

Dragonflies still mating...
The tree is really growing up and out of the silo...
Same shot a few minutes later...
Whitetail Doe grazing on a hilltop...
Here's lookin' at you...


7 comments:

grammie g said...

HI Larry...loved the post in words and pictures and had a good laugh to boot! lol
It would have taking awhile for me to gather myself if those birds had startled me !!
Very nice colors on those dragonflies, but I think you should have aloud them more privacy..or they should have been a little more discreet : }}
The tree is a great find..how funny is that!!
The deer there is something very mystic about that look!!
Have a good one!!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful images! I especially like the tree growing out of the silo.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful images. The beautiful colors of the two dragonflies are amazing.

Larry Ostby said...

Grammie, thank you and have a great week.

Lois, Thank you. The tree in the silo amazes me, how did it get its sunlight in its early stages? Mother nature works wonders.

Kjell, thank you. They are fun creatures to photograph.

Bob Bushell said...

Amazing shots Larry, I love the dragonflies, making love, it takes a long time, it must be good. The Doe on the hill, brilliant.

Andrew said...

Larry I have just discovered your wonderful blog and have really enjoyed my browse.

Larry Ostby said...

Thanks Bob, they never let go even when they fly away. Amazing.

Andrew, welcome to the blog and thank you.