Posted by Marcia Dick September 11, 2012 12:38 PM
Medford photographer George McClean shows us once again that patience is a virtue when it comes to nature's creatures:
"I have waited a long while to get a close shot of this elusive bird, the Belted Kingfisher (above). After sitting for two hours in the same place at Auburn Lake at Mount Auburn cemetery, she flew in and posed. They are shy and are great fishermen.
"Blue Boy" the Great Blue Heron was in attendance Saturday amusing folks with his antics. Finally the heavy heat in the afternoons is abating and I can get away from the air conditioner!"
"So many butterflies are showing up. This a very small guy, about the size of a postage stamp. Blow the image up and look at his green eyes. It's Friday and 90 degrees out, a bit hot for chasing nature!"
"I put my time in with these hummingbirds. Last Tuesday I waited three hours in my little folding chair by Willow Pond for one and she stood me up!
"Wednesday I was waiting for an hour by the cardinal flower, and she showed up so close to me I could hardly focus! She was covered with pollen from the yellow flowers she was in. I froze her flight with flash."