Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Fall

"Happy Fall" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography  

The perfect background and setting for a pretty pumpkin!  
Happy fall:)  

Location:  Blood Mountain, Georgia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What?!?

What?!? 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography  

It always amazes me the fortitude and courage it takes small birds to stand up to a much larger bird.  The smaller bird knows it can be eaten, but dive-bombs the predator.  This behavior is known is "mobbing" and is typically done in attempt to drive the predatory bird out of a breeding territory or nonbreeding territory, to protect its nest/young or its food source.  Mobbing is used to drive a predator away instead of harming them.

The smaller birds are usually more agile and can quickly get away when mobbing a large bird.  The larger bird may flee instead of expending so much energy to chase the small bird.  

Location:  The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Change of Direction

"A Change of Direction" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

As I was out photographing at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, I passed a section of beautiful flowers and had to go back to photograph them. 

The beauty found in the single drop of water on the petal is what I decided to focus on.

  Location: Athens, Georgia

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mommie and Me

"Mommie and Me" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

 I loved seeing the baby Black rhinoceros at Zoo Atlanta.  Most of the time they were laying around resting, but I was excited to see them standing up beside each other.  

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Intricate Details

"Intricate Details"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

When doing macro photography there are so many choices, especially what specific area to focus on. There are many beautiful parts to the orchid, but I chose to focus on the intricate details of the yellow section. 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sweet Dreams

"Sweet Dreams" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

My extended family and I take a vacation to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina each year. I know just where the swans love to spend their time on the shore of the lake.


I slowly approach them, and they are very comfortable with my presence. This swan was so comfortable with my presence it decided to take a nap. I sitting about seven feet away:)  

Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Friday, October 17, 2014

Missing You!

"Missing You!" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I go through withdrawal symptoms when these little guys leave.  It does free up a lot of my time though, and I can begin processing the photos I haven’t gotten around to. 

This shot was taken at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in September.  It was one of those shots that I did not work on yet. 

This immature Ruby-throated hummingbird loved the branches of the Weeping Cherry tree.  As I mention in my writings several times, the hummingbirds have favorite perches they come back to time and time again.   

The hummingbird loved to perch in this tree, and a lot of times this branch.  I got out my pop-up chair and waited below the branches.  “She” was probably six feet away!

Using the process of elimination, I believe this hummingbird is a girl.  The easiest way to differentiate the mature male from the female is because the male has an iridescent red throat when the sun strikes it just right.  The female’s throat is white, but so are the immature males and females. 
 
It is very hard to tell the sex of an immature hummingbird.  Slowly the immature male starts to get his darker gorget feathers and soon gets a five o’clock shadow.  Then is makes it very easy to tell the hummer is an immature male.

I know it is an immature hummingbird by the tan color on the edge of the feathers on “her” head.  I’ll just call her a girl.


I do know an immature male hummingbird also perched on this tree.  I guess I will know in the early spring next year whether it was a boy or a girl by who comes back to return to their throne.

This photo was taken at marker # 17 on the hummingbird Trail at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. 

 Missing you!!

Location: Athens, Georgia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On Assignment

"On Assignment" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Just this past weekend as I was walking out to shoot, a neat thought came to me....I am "on assignment" for Jesus as a photographer. He just has to show me what He wants me to shoot! I love when He beings to me or shows me what to photograph!

It is always an adventure, and I love the excitement of not knowing what I will photograph next. I don’t know what is just around the corner, so the anticipation keeps me going hours on end.


I saw this Willet about five minutes after I got to the beach. I set down my camera and tripod in the direction I thought he would end up going. Not too long later, he walked right towards my camera.