Wednesday, August 17, 2005

BLUESTEM WIDE OPEN SPACE

This sunflower field was growing wild along Peyton Highway, just south east of Fountain, Colorado.  Thats Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain in the background. I'm working on a different computer, with a different graphics program so I apologize if the pictures take too long to load or are fuzzy.  I'm really not sure what I'm posting because the resolution on this computer is fuzzy no matter what.  Hopefully I will have my computer back soon.

Everywhere I look there are baby rabbits.  This tiny cottontail showed no fear and allowed me to get within a few feet before it hopped off to a nearby yucca plant.  The child in me still wants to pick up these adorable wild creatures that I have been fortunate to cross paths with, but they belong free in the wilderness and I resist... except for the baby frogs and the tiny garder snake...

I have no idea what species of butterfly or moth this is, but it was gracious enough to stay long enough for me to take this picture.  I wish I could get better close-up pictures, this would have been the perfect opportunity with the richness of colors in the background.   Perhaps in time I will get a good macro.  Of course by that time I'll be whining for a new zoom.  There's really no satisfying me!

13 comments:

joolsinwa said...

lovely!
~Julie

rap4143 said...

Lovely pictures, especially the Sunflower Field.  What program are you using?  Which program do you use on your computer?
Betty

astaryth said...

Loving the field of sunflowers.
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madcobug said...

All your pictures are great. If you want to look up what kind of butterfly that is here is a great site. Just click on what state you want. That is if you live in the US. Helen   http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/bflyusa.htm

tc01hm said...

Good stuff! Did you leave your Butterfly repelent home? LOL.
I saw so many sunflowers on our trip but nothing that matched this field, beautiful!Tess

scotthlori said...

The top picture look like a painting!  Very cool!

Lori
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rjet33 said...

Oooh, my Mom could not go in that field.  She is highly allergic to Sunflowers.  They cause her to go into anaphalactic shock!!!  The picture of them with the mountains in the back is gorgeous though.  I have seen that view many times.  My heart aches to see it again.  GOD, how I miss living there.  Maybe one day.....

We went to Garden of the Gods on one of many visits and I tried to photograph a bunny just like that, but he moved behind the high grass just as I clicked, so pic did not quite turn out like I had hoped. :-(

Your pics are all wonderful as usual!!!

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sylviam4000 said...

Wonderful pics as usual - wish I could get better close shots, but yours are great.
Thanks.
Sylvia
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alphawoman1 said...

Wow. The field of sun flowers is wonderful,

mtrib2 said...

Breathtaking view of sunflowers.  The rabbit is in sharp focus as well as the butterfly/moth .     mark

cw2smom said...

How I wish I could find a sunflower field like that!  I would be in photographer's heaven!  It's a lovely shot!  As are the others below...that precious baby bunny!  Lisa

cneinhorn said...

I LOVE the sunflower field! breathtaking shot dorn!


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gotomaria said...

The field of flowers, the bunny (like bunnies too) and the butterfly...what a triple delight!  Each one a work of art in itself along with your comments adding the dimension of emotion.  Thanks again!

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