Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rectangle Cloud

Ok, not really -- but with the reflection on the lake it helps with the rectangle cloud illusion!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autumn Mushrooms

There a lot of leaves already settling in my garden boxes from the trees above. I noticed when I was out watering a few days ago that these little mushrooms had also popped up.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blue Heron

We were sitting at our favorite lake fishing this past weekend, and all of a sudden this large blue heron flew right in front of us. We were at the end of the lake where sometimes fishermen park their rowboats, and it landed right there and just sat. Perfect! I grabbed up my camera and took advantage of the opportunity. Usually the blue herons at that lake are a bit more elusive, and you can only see them from a great distance. We lucked out!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Insects on Flowers

I have a secret obsession with taking pictures of insects on flowers. The grosser the insect, the better. So spiders are at the top of the list. But the other day, wandering through my moms garden, I spotted this mosquito eater on her black eyed susans and had to capture it. Something about the contrast of icky and beautiful ;)

UPDATE: I decided to do a bit of research on the insect. I always have known them as "mosquito eaters", but it is actually called "Crane Fly". The adults (as pictured) do not eat mosquitos or bite humans, but are actually nectar eaters. Interesting, cause I always see them flying aimlessly around the room. I assumed they were hunting mosquitos! So they might not be the most attractive insect, but they are harmless :)