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September 8, 2010

As Summer Fades Away

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I haven’t put up a new post in a few days, and I’m thinking that will likely be the case for me now that school has begun.  The girls went back last week, and I went back to work, and dance starts up next week – all of which makes for more running around, and less picture-taking time. I’m still planning to shoot as much as I can, but the posts may not come as often.  We’ll see, I guess.  I found a few pictures today with subjects I’ve used already this summer, but something about them seemed to have that “summer is fading away” feeling, which is the way that I am feeling today.


Zinnia in late afternoon sun


The dragonfly, stopping by.. I liked the way this one was lit and the leaf “bokeh” in the background.


I loved the curl of the tongue in this revisit of the hummingbird moth.  I remembered to push up the shutter speed this time (1/1000) to get some stop action.  It was bright afternoon light, so I was able to keep a small aperture (5.6) to go with my now “famous” aperture mantra.


The color of this little dahlia struck me one afternoon.  Many of my purchased annuals surprised me this summer with colors I didn’t expect.  I assumed it was going to be yellow when I saw the bud, but then I noticed the tinge of pink around the edges, almost like it had a late summer sunburn, to remind it of a lovely day in the sun.

That’s my short, late-night post for today.  I had another planned for you but Flickr or my internet connection was acting up earlier this evening, so it wasn’t to be.


  1. Yes, keep posting your shots – even if you don’t have time to write! these are amazing! I love the hummingbird moth!

    Comment by photographyfree4all — September 8, 2010 @ 11:29 pm | Reply

    • Thank you so much, PF4A! I will do my best to at least get a few photos a week posted.

      Comment by Karma — September 9, 2010 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

  2. Yes, the dragonfly and hummingbird moth shots are gorgeous! I, too, have been busy since the kids went back to school. I miss my picture taking and blog creating!

    Comment by Becky Sue — September 9, 2010 @ 7:11 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Becky! (hmmm your blog still isn’t linking through even with the fixes we’ve tried. I wonder if WordPress would have any ideas about that.) We will have to make the point to get out there and make time for picture taking!

      Comment by Karma — September 9, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  3. Looove the bug shots, and the color of the dahlia is soo pretty! Nicely captured, too!

    Comment by thedailyclick — September 9, 2010 @ 7:50 am | Reply

    • Thank you, Michaela. It is nice when the bugs put up with the stalking by the papparazzi! 😉

      Comment by Karma — September 9, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

  4. Sure seems as though you’ve really got the hang of your camera now… Love the dragonfly shot in particular… and aren’t you secretely glad the kids are back at school… lol…

    Comment by FS Photography — September 9, 2010 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Brian. No not secretly glad about the kids being back in school – I work in a school! 😉

      Comment by Karma — September 9, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  5. Hummingbird moth – I was wondering what those creatures were! Love the dragonfly, of course. 🙂 The little dahlia is striking, kind of a buttery yellow with streaks and edging in a salmony pink. Lovely… It’s definitely between seasons now – I feel and smell it in the air. You’ve taken some wonderful photos here.

    Comment by Barbara — September 9, 2010 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Barbara. Yes, you can definitely feel the change in the air. After a wonderful summer, we are now experiencing some chilly evening temperatures.

      Comment by Karma — September 9, 2010 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

  6. You have so many great photos at this blog, Karma.
    The the hummingbird photo is wonderful, so clear and perfect in light.
    I think this summer was too short…hopefully the winter will be, too.

    Comment by giiid — September 9, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

    • Thank you very much for having at look at the blog, Giiid! I hope the winter will be short too, but they never seem to be here in New England.

      Comment by Karma — September 9, 2010 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

  7. Your photography skills are on an acceleration course! That hummingbird moth pic is AWESOME!!! I’ve seen a few around here, including one two days ago that was all black (sadly, it was late in the day, poor light, and no camera). I hope that one returns as the coloration was so unique!

    Comment by milkayphoto — September 10, 2010 @ 11:07 am | Reply

    • Thank you so much! I will take this as a huge compliment coming from you! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — September 10, 2010 @ 3:07 pm | Reply

  8. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a “hummingbird moth”. Learned something new today!

    Comment by Kathy — September 11, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

    • I only discovered the odd hummingbird moth a couple years ago myself, when I first found one hovering around my phlox.

      Comment by Karma — September 12, 2010 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

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