Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Taking a Sip

"Taking a Sip”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 

This tiger swallowtail butterfly takes a break from flittering around to sip on a Mexican sunflower. 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Monday, April 17, 2017

Busking

 
“Busking”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Little did I know that I was intruding on this swan’s territory while standing on the bank of Swan Lake at Berry College. It is Berry College’s territory after all. Tell that to this swan and he will have a different opinion.

This gesturing is called "busking" and is part of the beginning of a mute swan’s threat posture. It can escalate into wing flapping and the swan tucking its long neck into its lifted feathers for protection as it charges towards the intruder.

I was there to photograph him, not to ruffle his feathers!

Location: Berry College – Rome, Georgia

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Look to the LORD

"Look to the LORD"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

"Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always." Psalm 105:4

Can you imagine what our world would be like if everyone abided by this scripture?

Location: Berry College,  Rome, Georgia

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Next Fish Is Mine!

"The Next Fish Is Mine!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

This is the second year I have photographed the heron chicks born in this nest at Magnolia Plantation, in Charleston, South Carolina. Last year there were three chicks; this year there were two.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Peculiar Petal

"Peculiar Petal"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

My eye was drawn to this particular flower. It seemed so pretty to me. 

I moved until I got the best background and took the photo. It wasn't until I got home that I really thought about the peculiar petal. It's probably what caught my eye.

Location: Athens, Georgia

Monday, April 3, 2017

God's Got Your Back

“God's Got Your Back”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Baby ducks are adorable. These ducks were so young, they did not have their sense of balance. Once they started to preen themselves, they would fall over. It was cute to watch.

The Lord is that way too. He will never leave us or forsake us. He is the best friend you will ever have. I am His and He will never turn His back on me! Best of all…..He will pick me up when I fall! 

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

Location: Rome, Georgia

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ma Berry's Dangling Claw

“Ma Berry's Dangling Claw”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Ma Berry, the female bald eagle who nests at Berry College, gave me the privilege of a flyby on Saturday. She was roosting in one of her favorite pine trees at sunrise then flew very near me. Boy, was I excited!

Notice how Ma Berry’s foot dangles as she flies.

Location: Rome, Georgia