There is this one species of fly (I don’t have the time to look it up
🙁 ) and I figure one of you will certainly know who he is. What a fancy dresser though !. Holy smoly!!. This is on a flower petal where 3 of these guys were mulling about…. Saw them from across the deck they were so shiny….
Filed under things no one likes that are wonderfully colored and engineered to do what they do….. 🤔🤣🤣📸📸
That’s all I’m posting today. Miles of computer tangles to de-ratify….
You all have a great day and be safe in all you do.
With rainstorms moving through the area and the sun spot lighting…… I knew there would be rainbows (which I did indeed photograph some good ones yesterday)… This one BLEW ME AWAY…. I was looking the other way and by habit looked over my shoulder. It lasted a few minutes.
Best spot lit rainbow ever over “W” Butte which is 40 miles away..
Meanwhile during Nautical Twilight yesterday about 5:14AM yesterday morning….. The moon was JUST rising and the sun was an hour under the horizon. I have some interesting shots with this little sliver… Incoming soon.
I spent the better part of 3 days with a group of 4 astute and focused adults looking for fossils…. To my bone site (The horn Sieve site”…
T-rex teeth this big are quite uncommon and are in high demand bringing a grand an inch on ebay. (I’ve never sold a fossil and never will). though they are not particularly scientifically interesting as an isolated specimen. I have found 7 over 20 year of working this location.
Guests here to the DInosaur Ranch are throwing their fishing line into a “pond” with really big fish. Anything can come out of these he Hell Creek formation and this site in particular. I send fossils home with guests they recover with the caviat if they get something scientifically important, they can pick the museum it goes to. I might trade them something as interesting by not unknown for it.
She, a first time ever fossil digger… took this home ….. They will have it professionally prepared as I suggested. It will be beautiful.
Getting a spot to dig here….harder than finding a t-rex. Don’t ask for now.
Good Gloomy Friday morning from the Bliss Dinosaur Ranch.
This image is from Wednesday night…..That sun keeps getting stuck between those hills. Makes for a bumpy ride…..
🙂 Those images in a few days perhaps….
What am I doing today??
9 more images to post HERE alone…., 20 or more forum posts and a rainy day that I don’t want to go ouside because of my allergies…….Humm, I wonder what I’m doing until about noon or later…. I’ve got hundreds of images to finish sitting around getting older. Right now I’m ABOUT 2 days behind for “current” images and others might be from earlier summer as I try to make a dent in my “To Do” pile.
Good Wednesday Morning from the Bliss DInosaur Ranch.
The twilight was pretty this AM but the sky was as clear and essentially the same sky leas last night, very humid, seen here with the BigHorn Mountains 130 miles away. Slightly accented by a Boys club walking the parallel ridge I was working.
I will have more images like this over the fall as I figure where and when these guys walk to and from water holes and start focusing (literally and figuratively) on the big bucks..
I now know when and where this group walks from their pasture…. over this ridge, to water and back each evening anyway though I haven’t seen them in the morning do this yet. Amazingly right around sunset 🤔😲📸📸.
10 minutes sooner I’d have had the sunset behind them. I’ll get 3 or 4 more opportuninities this summer yet..
🙂 Paying attention to how game moves has really helped find them..
When Pronghorn scurry away, they usually pause at the ridge line to look back over their shoulder giving you one last chance and an image before poof, they are over the hill….Composition, focus, exposure all figured out before they got there……Click. That pause lasted maybe 2 seconds….
Whew… There!! 10 images finished this AM, worked sunrise, downloading currently, 8AM….. Late…… Time to get some more images finished for tomorrow and post in about 15 forums some two different or more images… It’s going to be a busy day catching up.
This fellow from the thunderstorm high wind event that did do some damage and I was in a car facing into the “breeze”. Easy Hurricane force winds shortly after this photo was taken. One of those “on the edge” images I probably shouldn’t have been there but such bolt shows don’t happen too often. I haven’t even scratched the pile images from this weekend.
SO…… off to the races… I’ve still got to pick up my dig site from the work there this weekend.
Good Tuesday Morning from the Bliss DInosaur Ranch….
Charidotella sexpunctata….. the Golden Tortoise Beetle…… One of my guests was an budding entomologist and grabbed this guy. Me of course never being far away from a macro.lens…… WAY smaller than a Lady Bug…
SO, I’m “back” ahd WAAAAAY behind one a dozen things… 3 days of digging will do that. I did take photos as they occurred but I have very few finished images. It will take me a while to get rolling again. I am usually 20 or more images ahead day by day…..
SO I’m going to work this mostly cloudy sunrise (hit or miss). …Get more unfinished images for the pile lololol…
You might not like spiders but you have to appreciate catching and bagging your lunch for the next week in about 30 seconds… This is the moment of the “bite” with fangs in…all bad attitude and serious business for the guy on top…
You Might note the web being ejected from the Orb Spiders Spinnerettes. The grass hopper didn’t have a chance…. Not even in the same league….
After 20 years of serious outdoor time on my ranch I’ve ever been able to see/photograph another town or in this case Biddle Montana (12 miles crow flies) from my ranch….. I just happened to notice this scanning the horizon with a 1200mm lens from a place I hadn’t just looked that way before. If I move 100 feet either left or right, the town is hidden by the hills.. Go lower and it’s hidden, can’t go higher without a chopper……..
Biddle is nestled right next to the Little Powder River and about 400 feet lower than where I live….
Good Monday Morning about 1/2 an hour before sunrise.
This image of the Photobombing “Sneaky Pete” the Windmill jumping into my lightning shot. (Fast huh? ) That guy has no sense being out in a dangerous storm like that being metal and all….. I have no control over his actions……. 🤔🤔😲😲😲😲
I still have two guests digging for fossils. We had a “pretty good” dig this weekend. But…….I had to move dry dirt over the site to work the dig though. Thank heavens for diesel fuel…
I will still be in the field today and hopefully will get SOME limited images on later today. Tomorrow I’ll be slow getting on with the clean up then back at em?
I have lots of clean up (branches broken things by REALLY high wind….more than even we are used to) to do after the big blow the other night that came through with one of these Mesocyclones that are hanging around up here this august lolol
OK, I lied….One post this weekend…. Guests aren’t here until a bit later this AM.
We’ve had 2, TWO inches of rain in 2, TWO days.. Makes looking for dinosaur bones easier and harder at the same time…. Mostly harder..
From Last night…. I sat this storm for an hour with several cameras involved. Car headlights are good but you actually have to be outside (in the rain) to do images using the car head lights usually lololol…
Have a great weekend. I will probably not post again until sunday evening or monday.
A very vary rare selfie yesterday Morning watching a pretty nice sky………. I’m building a SMALL collection of these for use eventually of the photography website that we are building. Biography and all that…..