Monday, October 24, 2016


Judy Royal Glenn Photography

My husband and I went to Dukes Creek Falls last weekend so I could photograph the waterfalls. I prayed before we went for the Lord to show us what He wanted me to photograph. I saw purple flowers as we hiked and knew I wanted to photograph them on the way back.

The flowers I found did not look pretty enough to photograph. My husband pointed out a bunch of flowers that were perfect. I saw several bugs and photographed them as well.

As we were driving home, I noticed how beautiful the bugs were as I viewed the photos on my laptop. They are an iridescent green, yellow and red.

I have never seen this type of bug before. They are called pure green bees. It is ironic they are called pure green when they are many colors.

I am thankful the Lord used my husband to help me photograph something so pretty!

Location: Near Helen, Georgia

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Barley in Bluebonnets

“Barley in Bluebonnets”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I enjoyed photographing Barley while I was in Luling, Texas in April. He was a very good model and let me photograph him using various lenses.

I had to use my Lensbaby Composer Pro lens for a class. I love how it blurs outside the sweet spot of focus.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mack the Grieving Swan

“Mack the Grieving Swan”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

This is Mack a mute swan. His mate Singletary was shot with a crossbow in January 2015 and was killed. It was a senseless and terrible act. The residents of Lake Junaluska were extremely upset about the loss of the swan.

Ken, who lives at there, cares for the birds, especially the swans. He told me swans grieve for two years. I watched Mack one rainy day, and I feel the photograph captured the essence of what Mack was feeling that day—grief.

Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Missing You!

“Missing You!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I always get sad around this time of the year as my favorite subject to photograph, the ruby-throated hummingbird, leaves for their tropical vacation. I know they will be back next year, but it makes life a little boring not being able to chase them around.

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bulbophyllum Lepidum

"Bulbophyllum Lepidum"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I met my friend Heather at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia to shoot Saturday. Towards the end of our shoot, we decided to go into the Conservatory to see what we could find. I stated earlier that Heather has eyes like a hawk because she usually spots things before I do. It was no different when we went into the Conservatory.

She noticed a very small orchid called bulbophyllum lepidum—it’s only an inch long! It can be found in Cambodia, Indonesia. Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India and Vietnam, but I don’t have to travel to those places to see it. Thanks to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia!

Location: Athens, Georgia