Month: August 2021


I took this picture of osprey at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, in Cambridge, Maryland a few years ago and was posted previously.


Morning Hike in Taipin-shan, Taiwan

One of my most memorable hikes in Taiwan was in Taipin Shan (Mountain) in northern Taiwan where I visited with some good friends several years ago. It was a hiking trail along the abandoned lumber railroad. We were lucky to see the sun rays shining […]


Egrets at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge

I took these pictures at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware in the month of August severr years ago. There were hundreds of great and snowy egrets all mixed together in the wetlands and someimes up on the trees. They were just spectacular sights. […]


American Goldfinches

We’ve been visiting the nearby Homestead Farm in Poolesville, Maryland for a number of times this summer for picking blue berries, yellow and white peaches (and soon the apples will be ready for picking). There is also a very nice flower area of colorful zinnias […]


More Butterflies

Besides taking photos of hummingbirds at Brookside Gardens yesterday. I also took many pictures of butterfly. With all kinds of flower in full bloom in the Gardens, there were surely many butterflies flying around.

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I went to Brookside Gardens this morning to look for hummingbirds. There are many kinds of flower that attract hummingbirds. I basically looked for tubalar-shaped flowers this moring and was lucky to capture a few shots I like.


Birds in Sunflower Fields

I went back to McKee Beshers sunflower field yesterday to see if had a better luck in spotting more birds visiting the sunflower field. Yes, there were many birds, especially American Goldfinches flying around. However, they were fast-moving creatures and very sensative to people, so […]


Close-Up Shots of Butterflies

These were shot with Olympus M1 Mark II camera, 12-200mm (equivalent 24-400mm) lens. Settings f/6.3, ISO 1000, S-1/2500, 150 (300) mm. To my pleasant surprise thes shots were fairly clear without using tripod.

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I went to Brookside Gardens to check out the butterflies. With all kinds of flowers blooming, there were certainly many butterflies flying around. I managed to capture a few I like.


Sunflower Field of McKee Beshers WMA

I went back to sunflower field of Mckee Beshers Wildlife Management Area near Poolesville, Maryland two days ago primarily to look for birds such as American Golden Finches and Indigo Buntings since the sunflower seeds were becoming ripened that attracted the birds. Unfortunately I did […]

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