Mike Dennis

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Full moon

Near full moon photograph taken May 4, 2012. First attempt.

Peck’s Skipper

This Peck's Skipper butterfly skittered around our flower garden for a long time.

Rosebud

This was my first experiment with the Raynox "Super Macro Conversion Lens"

Blacksmith

Abandoned machinery outside the Blacksmith at Living History Farms

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers at Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch butterfly caterpillar on butterfly weed. I believe the other two insects are Pennsylvania leatherwings (Chauliognathus pensylvanicus) , a species of soldier beetle.

Stinkbug

Green stink bug

Sweet sleeping budgie

Baby Cheerio all tucked into her purple fuzzy hut

Birdie buddies

Pickles and Blueberry Poptart (Poppy) will be friends forever!