Photography: Nature

 

Cottonmouth, South Carolina, USA

A Cottonmouth snake sunning itself on some leaves just off the boardwalk in South Carolina. I gave it plenty of room, but still was able to capture this image. This is saying something, since I am definitely not a snake person and usually take off running. I know snakes serve a valuable purpose in the environment, but I don’t  want to be close even to a garter snake. Even though I am a wimp about snakes; when I am in their environment I leave them alone. Still I found him interesting and he was far more interested in working on warming up.

Fact: The cottonmouth is a venomous water-moccasin. However; not all water-moccasins are cottonmouths.

Nikon ISO 900, 1/250th sec., f/6.30, Focal length 220.00mm, no flash.

Thank you for visiting— Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons.  c2019.

 

 

 

 

Nature: Moth or Butterfly?

tch c. 2018 (6)

“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.” – Saul Bellow

Moth or Butterfly, which is it? What are the differences? Butterflies tend to fly during the day, while moths are more creatures of the night. Butterflies also have slender antennas usually with knobs on the ends. So why am I confused, besides that I couldn’t find it in my trusty Field Guide to Butterflies? Well, butterflies also tend to have more slender bodies, while this one clearly is thick. It was on the lavender during the day. I appears to have butterfly antennas. Stumped by lovely nature again! So butterfly or moth?

 

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