Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Summer Virtual Sidewalk Art Show: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Blossoms

Photographs by Michael Sedano
Taken in Summer 2021 at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, except as noted.

Red Dragonfly, Agapanthus, watergarden

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Butterflies & BlossomsOrange Fritillary, Scarlet Salvia

Painted Lady, Buddleia spike
Gulf Fritillary, Salvia flower
Lantana flower cluster, Mourning Cloak Butterfly
Purple Salvia spike, Mourning Cloak Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly, Sentimental Favorite Earned By Beauty
Queen Anne's Lace
Butterfly Bush, Buddleia
Rudbeckia hirta, Blackeyed Susan (above)
Yellow Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae), unknown plant

Bees & Wasps

Carpenter Bee, Salvia flowers (above)
Wasp, California Buckwheat (below)
Bee Fly, Arbutus unedo flower

Colibrí, Chuparrosa, Picaflor, Hummingbirds In Flight

Spathodea Campanulata atop Tallac Knoll, Los Angeles County Arboretum, 2020.
Agapanthus flowers

Sausage Tree, Kigelia Africana

Feathering Her Nest
A new generation of Allen's Hummingbirds on the way at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

Reprints available on notecards, tee shirts, posters, and archival (museum) prints. 

Michael Sedano photographs nature two mornings a week, looking for the perfect action moment or a darn good still life of animals and plants.
Sedano acquired photojournalism experience as a soldier, photographing military activities as the Information Specialist of the 7th of the 5th Air Defense Artillery Battalion (HAWK), stationed along the DMZ in the Republic of Korea in 1969 and 1970. 
Honorably Discharged from the United States Army, Sedano attended USC Graduate School where he was Chief Photographer for Daily Trojan and El Rodeo yearbook. 
Sedano's Chicano floricanto photographs reside in the Tomas Rivera Library at UC Riverside, Doheny Library at USC, and appear in the film The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo.
Michael Sedano retired from the world of work as a corporate executive in 2009. 


Anonymous said...

Hi, Michael,
Such gorgeous photos...an experience really. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. They really brightened our day. - Norman and Carolyn

ndeneco said...

Fabulous sidewak art show; and I didn't break a sweat. Gorgeous captures, amigo. Nicki De Necochea