On the last morning of the Cape May Spring (birding) Festival, we took a trolley tour that included the second stop at Cook’s Beach for more shore birds…but the rest stop at the New Jersey Audubon – Cape May Bird Observatory Center for Research and Education offered some different types of photography.
I indulged in some macro photography with my cell phone…targeting some of the native plants in the garden beside the building.
There was a bee stealing nectar from the base of a flower.
I managed to capture pollen threads on native honeysuckle using the phone camera at close range (no macro lens).
Using my camera…and zooming – the cliff swallow nesting in the eaves of the building was visible. The bird kept an eye on the people below but did not move from the nest. Nearby many carpenter bees were making holes in the siding of the building. They were moving around too fast to photograph.
As our group was getting ready to leave – someone noticed a box turtle in the front vegetation. What a beautiful specimen!