Tag Archives: Cone Plants

Bumlebee on a Cone Plant


This young bumblebee was busy gathering nectar a few days ago.  I’ve found, over the years, if you don’t disturb them while they gather, bumblebees just go about their business allowing you to get quite close – quietly.

Dan O. De Ment


Single Cone Plant


I found this image in my archives from April 2012. The plant was a bit haggard but, in my opinion, the color out weighed what might have been –  just another Cone Plant.

Dan O. De Ment

American Gold Finch resting between Feedings



I  captured this  Male Gold Finch the other morning as he rested and checked the area before continuing to feed.  Gold Finches are always cautious and alert.

Dan O. De Ment

A heads up on, “Finches.”

I noticed earlier today, both male and female Finches are beginning to feed on Cone Plant seeds. “They love the Seeds.”   So, if you live in the Midwest, and love to shoot Finches, get your camera ready.  They really are a great subject and usually spend time on the plants. They are very cautious, however, so the best way to capture them is to be sitting somewhat near the plants  –  not to close –  so they’ll get use to your presence and start feeding.  I’ve got a 75-300 zoom that works well in these situations. I also have a Point and Shoot that takes excellent images.  Whatever you’ve got that works well for you will do the job.

Dan O.De Ment

Butterflies on Cone Plants


We have seen a large, daily gathering of these beautiful Butterflies on our Cone Plants this year … Bumblebees also … there’s one on the top left-center plant.  I’ll get a good image of a Butterfly later. Anyway, if you enlarge the image you’ll get a better viewing.

Dan O. De Ment
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