|Wasp on Orange Flowers|
I may have mentioned this before, but photography has completely wiped out my sense of self-preservation when it comes to things that could puncture me. (And that's just so wrong, given my huge phobia of needles and such). But I no longer go, "Look, a wasp! I should move away." I go, "Look a wasp! Hey sit still so I can get closer and get a nice clean shot!" This is going to bite me in the ... uh... arm? eventually, isn't it?
|Bee on the Wing|
|There's Thin and Then There's This|
|Little Heron Waits for Lunch|
|Goose Gets to the Core of the Problem|
This goose looks like he's freaking out over something, but he was fine. A kid had tossed his apple core into the pond and the goose snapped it up. He'd gotten it bitten into manageable pieces and was working on choking them down before anyone else could grab them.
|Wood Duck, Almost Grown|
|Fish in Algae|
A little further around the pond, the algae is a little browner and there are tons of fish in it. Occasionally I'd see a Blue Gill, but they were jittery and would take off before I could get a shot. There were tons of these clear guys though. I think they may be X-Ray Tetras. Which I do find kind of funny if they are, since I drove all the way up to Niles to take pictures of X-Ray Tetras in a pet store for my nephew's animal alphabet book.
|Fish in Mid-Swerve|
More fish. I like how I caught the one on the far right side in-mid swerve.
Okay... now to sort the shots from the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Lily Pond and the east side of the North Pond. (It was a busy day today.)