Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fruit of the Flowering Crab

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We planted this Flowering Crab in 2008.  This is the first year the fruit has reached the size of the fruit you see in this image – slightly smaller than a small marble – The fruit will provide food for local bird populations.  We didn’t think it would ever produce any fruit larger than a small beebee, and now we don’t need to strain our eyes to see the fruit.

Dan O. De Ment

Dan De Ment Fine Art

Male Finch waiting to Feed

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This good looking rascal has been feeding on our sunflower plant along with his mate for a week or more.

Dan O. De Ment

Dan De Ment Fine Art

Ming

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Guess who got his yearly shots yesterday.  He was not a happy camper.  At least he didn’t attack anyone at the Vet’s office.  He threw a fit but, all in all, behaved fairly well … until the carrier was being zipped closed.  “Paws with claws,” came shooting through where the zipper closes … fortunately no one was scratched. He rode home quietly and was fine all day.  At least we get to wait a whole year before he (we) go througn it again.

Dan O. De Ment
Dan De Ment Fine Art

Post Line

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This post line runs along the back end of the Park Road at Jubilee College State Park in Central Illinois.
  It starts on the upper left and  follows the road in a circular pattern to where this image was shot.  The posts stop at the top of this incline.  Not an image of note but a good spot for a depth of field review.

Dan O. De Ment
Dan De Ment Fine Art

Quiet Creek after the Rain

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Dan De Ment Fine Art

Pink Petunia

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My wife gets Petunias each year.  The Bees have been popping back and forth on them and their pollen is seen on this flower.

Dan O. De Ment
Dan De Ment Fine Art

Muffin resting on our Deck

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I took this shot, half shot, deliberately to focus on her coat and the vertical pocket behind her ear.  Notice the colors of her coat and the vertical pocker on the back of her ear. The pocket is called the, tragus, which detects vibrations and sends them to the middle ear so the cat can turn them into distinct sounds. (don’t ask me how).  Notice her left ear as well.  The clipped section was removed (while she was sedated) after she was spayed and, in case she she gets trapped again, it will tell the person or persons who set the trap she’already been spayed and given a series of shots and she’ll be immediatwly released.  This is called catch and release in Feral Cat jargon.  Anyway, here she is, again, with a bit of education for those of you unaware.  Be sure you enlarge for a better look!

Dan O. De Ment
Dan De Ment Fine Art

A Sunflower In Growth

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This beautiful, young Sunflower is the only one in our garden.  Its stalk was getting so large we had to tie it to our bird bath to keep it from falling to the ground.  How big will it get?  We’ll see.

Dan O. De Ment
Dan De Ment Fine Art

Butterflies on Cone Plants

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We have seen a large, daily gathering of these beautiful Butterflies on our Cone Plants this year … Bumblebees also … there’s one on the top left-center plant.  I’ll get a good image of a Butterfly later. Anyway, if you enlarge the image you’ll get a better viewing.

Dan O. De Ment
Dan De Ment Fine Art

Quiet Hummingbird Feeder

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I’ve seen one Ruby-Throated Hummingbird at the feeder the past days.  Hopefully, I’ll get an image of him shortly.

Dan O. De Ment

Dan De Ment Fine Art