Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default Autumn is for the... turtles & frogs & spiders

Been down many trails since last posting - sometimes guiding others, sometimes trail repairs, sometimes monitoring late-season phenology.

Spotted this Eastern Box Turtle out near a small stream. He was soaking up a bit of sun between the frequent showers. I was checking the stream invertebrates...
Attached Images
   
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Out with some school children on a little hike, and some sharp-eyed young'uns noticed a very small Gray Treefrog (the children always notice so many more details than me!). He posed patiently for the children and for the camera. But he will soon be buried under the leaves in the deep woods, sleeping away the cold season...
Attached Images
    
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:36 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Here are a few more photos of the children's tiny friend - just to give you an idea of his size. Any preferences among this variety of poses?
Attached Images
    
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Autumn fogs make it easy to spot the spider webs. Was out checking park boundaries, and clearing some fallen trees off a park trail, when we noticed a neighbor's fence line well-decorated with a variety of orb webs. Here are a few views (any preferences?)
Attached Images
     
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

And here is a little "snack" for the neighborhood spiders - a fine little Fungus Gnat, posing on a rather decayed shelf fungus.
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Just one more common Autumn "critter" here in the Tennessee hills - our White Tailed Deer are less shy than usual, so busy with the business of fattening for the coming cold. This pair has been hanging around our park's campground area, and were not at all bothered by the man carrying the camera and the chainsaw...
Attached Images
     
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 8:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Hope you enjoyed a few glimpses of the abundant autumnal wildlife here in NE Tennessee, and that you will share your comments & critique!
Attached Images
  
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 9:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 3,076
Default

Excellent pictures...wow.

I think your state needs to publish some of those pictures in their tourism emails and publications. Would be a draw IMO.

Love the pictures of the Box Turtle. We have Western Ornate Box Turtle (born in captivity, not from the wild) that we have had for over a decade. She's a wonderful little animal, very intelligent and a member of the family.
lesmore49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 11:49 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,724
Default

As always, gorgeous work. Favorites from the series? Hands down, the water drops in the web and the second and third turtle shots. The detail in the web and the color and sharpness in the turtle shots....sensational.

Paul
Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 7:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Dr. C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sequim, WA
Posts: 282
Default

You were spot on with the turtle's eyes. Somewhat grumpy looking fellow. My favorite spider web was the second of the series. Love the detail of its work.
__________________
Regards,
Lawrence Culbertson
Sequim, WA


K5, Sigma 50 1.4, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 2.8, Panasonic LX5, Canon G15
Dr. C is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.