Photos of the Week – July 30, 2021

I spent a lot of last week at the Niobrara Valley Preserve and, unsurprisingly, came away with quite a few photos. I’m saving some of them for future stories, but here are a few images that don’t fit into those categories. Have a great weekend!

Sunset over the Niobrara River. Nikon 18-300mm lens @75mm. ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/200 sec.
Bush morning glory (Ipomoea leptophylla). Nikon 18-300mm lens @300mm. ISO 500, f/9, 1/320 sec.
Close up of bush morning glory flower. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/16, 1/80 sec
Close up of grasshopper on bush morning glory. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/16, 1/125 sec
Plains sunflowers (Helianthus petiolaris) and sunrise. Nikon 18-300mm lens @58mm. ISO 500, f/13, 1/320 sec
Plains sunflowers (Helianthus petiolaris) and sunrise. Nikon 18-300mm lens @125mm. ISO 500, f/13, 1/320 sec
Scaly blazing star (Liatris squarrosa). Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/14, 1/80 sec
Toothpick grasshopper. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/9, 1/200 sec
Robber fly on scaly blazing star. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/9, 1/200 sec
Robber fly on grass. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/9, 1/200 sec
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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.

3 thoughts on “Photos of the Week – July 30, 2021

  1. c’es magnifique

    Le ven. 30 juill. 2021, à 18 h 45, The Prairie Ecologist a écrit :

    > Chris Helzer posted: ” I spent a lot of last week at the Niobrara Valley > Preserve and, unsurprisingly, came away with quite a few photos. I’m saving > some of them for future stories, but here are a few images that don’t fit > into those categories. Have a great weekend! Suns” >

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