Saturday, August 1, 2009

Jenkins Arboretum (Macro Paradise!)

In May, Jenkins Arboretum was exploding with colorful Rhododendrons and Azaleas. During the summer season, there is less color, but still plenty to photograph. Macro photography for flowers and insects was the main activity.

I met my friend John for an afternoon of shooting. Conditions were hot and humid and nearly no breezes. Actually a breeze or two felt good, but they can temporarily ruin a tight macro scene.

The pond was literally buzzing with activity too. Varieties of bees and dragonflies were abundant. A little green heron caught and swallowed a fish right in front of me.


  1. The little green heron is an American Bittern, the smallest heron. The first time I saw one, I was so excited. I knew it was some kind of heron and had to research it. I found two that sometimes hang around a pond near my home. I got a picture of one catching tiny fish as he hung off a tree branch. The heron is one of my favorite birds.