Photo Walks with Mike Hannisian - Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Despite being October, this week's weather was hot and humid. Regardless, there are always subjects to shoot at Cape May, and today was no different. Although dragonfly and damselfly numbers are down from the huge numbers of most of this summer and fall, we still had a quite a few chances to shoot subjects such as Carolina Saddlebags and Rambur's Forktail. Likewise, butterfly numbers this year are down, but a nice find this week was a basking Eastern Comma. The recent dry weather has lowered the water level of our ponds which, in turn, concentrates fish and thus attracts various waders including Great Blue Herons. Finally, always present is the Cape May Point Lighthouse, and we are always looking for a different photographic view which this week was provided by another photographer. The weather should improve this week, so next weekend could be the best of the season.

Carolina Saddlebags [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Caspian Tern [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Eastern Comma [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Great Blue Heron [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Rambur's Forktail [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Cape May Point Lighthouse [Photo by Mike Hannisian]