Anne Elliott's photos with the FZ200

Hollyhock

Hollyhock
This was just one of a whole row of gorgeous Hollyhocks in Lisa's garden. Some were white and others that were various shades of pink.

Back to the bio-blitz on Lisa Harbinson' property for my photos this morning. I really need to get the rest of my sui…
Added on August 13, 2018

Common Wood-Nymph / Cercyonis pegala

Common Wood-Nymph / Cercyonis pegala
"The common wood-nymph can vary greatly. All individuals are brown with two eyespots on each forewing – the lower one often being larger than the upper one. Some may have many, few, or no eyespots on the ventral surface of the hindwing." From Wikipedia.…
Added on August 13, 2018

Between the cracks

Between the cracks
This fallen log seems to be getting a good working over by various species of lichen, too.

Today, 12 August 2018, has been a smoky day with much cooler temperatures. We even had a tiny spot of rain. Two days ago, on 10 August, it got up to 36.4C, whi…
Added on August 13, 2018

Cracker sp.

Cracker sp.
Another of the beautiful butterflies that I have been lucky enough to see at the Enmax Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo. What this species lacks in brilliant colour, it certainly makes up for in intricate design! Wing span is 2 3/4 - 3 3/8 inches (7 - 8.…
Added on August 12, 2018

Succulent beauty

Succulent beauty
The last but one time that I visited the Calgary Zoo was on 6 October 2015. I used to go fairly often, but my usual parking lot and Zoo entrance then closed for the winter. Since then, road construction and bridge replacement have been going on, but hav…
Added on August 12, 2018

Himalayan Monal female

Himalayan Monal female
Wish I could say that I saw this incredible bird out in the wild, but, I can't : ) I have seen them a couple of times before, but they are so difficult to photograph, especially the male, who likes to hide.

The last but one time that I visited the Calga…
Added on August 12, 2018

Puffballs / Calvatia sp.

Puffballs / Calvatia sp.
This morning, 11 August 2018, it is such a smoky day from the wildfires in British Columbia, and our temperature is only 19C so far, just before noon. Yesterday, it got up to 36.4C, which made it the hottest day EVER recorded in Calgary! The previous re…
Added on August 11, 2018

Once-married Underwing / Catocala unijuga, left front wing missing

Once-married Underwing / Catocala unijuga, left front wing missing
Usually, the Underwing Moth's distinctive colors are only displayed during flight and usually most Underwing Moths are active at night, spending the day resting upside down with their wings open against the bark of trees or stumps. I think I have only ev…
Added on August 11, 2018

Magpie Inky Cap / Coprinus picaceus?

Magpie Inky Cap / Coprinus picaceus?
This is a long weekend here, thanks to a Civic Holiday on Monday.

"In 2018 Civic Holiday is on Monday, August 6. The Civic Holiday is celebrated on the first Monday of August and it's a public holiday in some provinces and territories. The civic holiday…
Added on August  5, 2018

Magpie Inky Cap / Coprinus picaceus?

Magpie Inky Cap / Coprinus picaceus?
This is a long weekend here, thanks to a Civic Holiday on Monday.

"In 2018 Civic Holiday is on Monday, August 6. The Civic Holiday is celebrated on the first Monday of August and it's a public holiday in some provinces and territories. The civic holiday…
Added on August  4, 2018