Mourning Dove, Black Phoebe and a Red Admiral Butterfly

I’ve been lazy in posting some of my new “finds”. Since the weather is nasty today, I thought I’d catch up with my latest photos.

This Mourning Dove was kind enough to land close by, a bit too close to frame the whole body.
Picture of a Mourning Dove

I’m not a Butterfly Photographer, but I saw this Red Admiral Butterfly in my blind a thought I’d capture him…just because.

Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly

The White-crowned Sparrows are still here….

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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8 Comments


  1. That last one is a white-crowned sparrow. These are stunning pictures, I love your photography.

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  2. The white-crown sparrow photo is incredible.

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  3. So clear and so close…it is “darling” to view.
    Also, takes my breath away while I gaze at His creation.
    Again, congratulations John and thank you!

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  4. Hi Mike,
    I read about you in Guideposts, and saw some of your photos which I thought were absolutely beautiful. I love nature, so here I am to see more of your photos. Are any of these for sale? I would like to purchase one of your photos.
    God Bless,
    Jessica

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  5. Jessica, I have a photo gallery that you can purchase my photos. If you want one of my non-gallery photos (from my blog), let me know which picture and size and I’ll let you know if it’s available.

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