A few August Michigan nature shots

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Many ponds in Southeast Michigan have Egrets. Often they stand for the longest time on a log or close to shore.

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The hummingbirds are not the only ones that like our purple salvia.

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A Michigan Summer Sunset

We finished up a mountain bike ride near sunset at a trail in the countryside and took this photo as we were packing up to leave. I live in suburbia so it’s difficult to get good sunset shots so when in the outlying areas I always hope to be at a spot when there is a nice sunset.

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Hummingbird

This little guy was not easy to get a picture of. I had to sit on the patio with my 70-210mm zoom lens and wait for him and then take a bunch of rapid fire shots. He sits on the telephone wire for long periods of time and then comes in for a fix on the purple salvia. The local garden store told me hummingbirds love purple salvia and he was right.

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