The Butterfly Pavilion and Mike’s Camera are holding a Butterflies, Bugs and Bees Photo Contest, deadline August 10. It seems to be aimed primarily at local photographers, as entries are supposed to be dropped off at the Pavilion.
You can have your entry photo printed for free through Mike’s Camera. Here’s my entry, a silhouette of a pair of mating Plains Forktails (Ischnura damula) I took at Sawhill/Walden Ponds in Boulder last fall. I’m still trying to think of a “creative” title for it before I turn in my entry: I refuse to use anything involving hearts.
Next Friday I will be on a plane to Iceland, returning on August 21st. If I have time amidst the packing, I’ll try to schedule some posts while I’m gone. Otherwise, I hope to return with some decent pictures of Icelandic birds and geology, and perhaps some insects if I find anything good. Alas, only two dragonflies have ever been sighted in Iceland–although you can bet if I find the third, there will be many, many photos.