June Photo Scavenger Hunt

This is my contribution to Karma’s June Photo Scavenger Hunt. I’m glad that I had it done early and the hunt took us to a different part of town and new places such as Riverbend park, we’ll definitely have to go back and visit. I hope you will join the Photo Scavenger Hunt and the deadline is June 25, 2011.

  • a colorful bird of your choice.  This is my sister pet Lovebird.
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/60sec, ISO 800, focal length 104mm, cropped, evaluative metering
  • a grad – of any sort.  I was hoping to photograph my nephew who recently graduated from High School but it looks like I won’t be seeing him in time for this assignment deadline. Instead, I photographed a portrait of Lee’s Pre-K graduating class of 2007.
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/2sec, ISO 200, focal length 176mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted
  • a dad – of any sort, and they are everywhere.
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 200, focal length 24mm, evaluative metering
  • something purple, a water plant from my fishpond.
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/80sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering
  • a butterfly, I went to Riverbend Park and was hoping to find some butterflies there.  I had no luck and found the humming-bee  hummingbird moth instead, I don’t think this will pass as a butterfly.
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Since this is s not sufficed for the hunt, I decided to search my archive photo from my visit to the Butterfly Exhibit last year. It’s too bad that they don’t have the exhibit again this year, hopefully they’ll bring it back next year.

The Butterfly Exhibit at the Science Center photo taken June 12, 2010
  • a funny face, I asked Lee for her interpretation of a funny face and this is what she gave me.
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 104mm, evaluative metering

And for the BONUS: a cow, bull, heifer, calf or ox.  Extra bonus points for Karma’s favorite, the belted galloway. I know the belted galloway is out of the question for me. Bo told me he saw a beautiful cow by the Prison where he went fishing with his friend several weeks back, I thought this could be interesting. It was a long scenic drive and we passed many farmlands and finally came to the prison, I saw a statue of a cow, not sure if this will work.  It’s not going Moo Moo at all, Lee thought it was a sheep since it’s white.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/2500sec, ISO 400, focal length 122mm, evaluative metering

On the way back we passed a farmland and I asked Bo to stop the car.  I got out and walked around, the cows were curious and kept a close eye on me. I raised my camera to eye level and the cows started to take off running.  I guess it’s the telephoto lens that scared them off, I just want to shoot some picture, not shooting them.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

They kept a watchful eye on me the whole time.  I’m not sure which, it’s either they were posing for my camera or they were thinking that I’m armed and dangerous, click, click!

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering


  1. Wow I’ve never heard of a humming bee until now! That is a very odd looking insect. At first I thought it was cause by radiation leak from Japan. JK.

    This scavenger hunt looks to be lots of fun and took you to discover new places. 🙂

    • Cambree, my mistake on the name, it looks like a hummingbird and a bee so I called it a humming bee but it’s actually a hummingbird moth as Carol has mentioned in her comment below, my bad. 🙂 I have more photos and a video clip that I’ll post later.

      The photo scavenger hunt is a lot of fun for all of us, Lee loves to tag along.

        • What I meant was you’re NOT the only one that refers to them as “humming bee”. So don’t worry. 😉

          At a certain angle the moth looks like a furry lobster with that tail.

          • Cambree, I Google for the name also and thought it must be the correct name. 🙂 I’m amazed of how clear some of those photos are because they move real fast, hard to get a clear shot.

  2. That was fun! Thanks for sharing! I love your photo of the photo of the grad! And especially liked the funny face!

    • Thanks Dawn, I was going to post a grad sigh at first but didn’t want to drive up the mountain looking for it, it could be dangerous parking along side the highway also. The grad photo was easy to find, I didn’t have to hunt very far. 🙂

  3. Neat photos! I especially liked the archived butterfly photo. I’ve never seen a hummingbird bee, although we occasionally get hummingbird moths. And what is it with cows running away from a person with a camera? I had the same thing happen to me.

    • Thanks for the name Carol, I kept thinking humming bee, but it’s actually the hummingbird moth. This is the second time I’ve seen it and the first time I thought it was a hummingbird bee since it was so tiny but too big to be a bee. I’m glad the cows are fenced in, otherwise the one that would be running would be me. 🙂

  4. Thanks for participating in the hunt, Nye! I hope you had fun on your scenic drive to find the cows! I get those hummingbird moths too – such curious creatures, aren’t they? I would allow a moth for the butterfly shot – this is all in fun, afterall, but I do love your shot from the archives too.

    • Thanks Karma, the fun part is looking for images to fit the Theme, it becomes a Scavenger Hunt for the whole family. 🙂

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