Monday, April 27, 2015

Sitting Pretty

"Sitting Pretty" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography


In February, I went to Memorial Park to photograph the birds in the snow. It only snowed a little, but I was excited to photograph the geese with the snow coming down in the background. I photographed this little fellow while I was waiting. 

Location: Memorial Park, Athens, Georgia

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day 2015

"Earth Day 2015" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I wasn't even planning on shooting today until I heard it was Earth Day. What a better place to be on Earth Day than the State Botanical Garden of Georgia!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Japanese Sea Nettle


"Japanese Sea Nettle" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography


One of the many creatures God made that I had the opportunity to photograph while at the Georgia Aquarium. The sign at the aquarium stated, "This jelly can appear in large groups called 'smacks' from the surface to 656 feet (200m) deep. 

Location: The Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Custom Throne

"Custom Throne" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

Help wanted.....I need a name for this male hummingbird! Read below and let me know what I should call him:)

This male hummingbird has come back to this same branch for the past few years at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. It is nowhere near the main garden where the lush flowers are. He was in a bit of a surprise when he found out his throne had been pruned. I will be seeing him all summer, so I need a name. What do you think? 

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Needle in a Haystack

"Needle in a Haystack" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

The hummingbirds have been at the State Botanical Garden for two weeks now. I kept hearing them but have not been able to photograph them until today. I saw two today but since the garden is so large it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack! 

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Different Side

"A Different Side" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I rarely shoot silhouettes. When I saw this reddish egret on St. Simons Island, Georgia, I liked the bokeh (the out-of-focused areas of a photo) in the water. I knew I could not get close enough to use my flash, so I decided to make it into a black and white silhouette photo.  

Location: the beach on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015

"Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

While visiting on St. Simons Island, Georgia, I wanted to see the lunar eclipse. I did not do enough research to prepared myself with my camera settings and location to shoot, so I felt I wasn't prepared. I went to bed deciding not to go.

I woke up at 5:17 A.M. and tried to go back to sleep, but all I heard was the noise of the fan. I got up and headed to the pier and met Betsy. The moon was out for a little bit then went behind the clouds. After while, I thought is was not going to come back.

The sun was starting to rise, and I wanted to get sunrise photos. I told Betsy bye and as I was leaving, I got distracted by the beautiful array of colors in the sky by the lighthouse. As I started photographing it, I heard, "Judy!" Betsy was calling me back because the clouds moved away revealing a beautiful eclipsed moon! I was so thankful she did or I would not have photographed the moon!!!!  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's a Boy

"It's a Boy!" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

It's a boy! My first ruby-throated hummingbird came to my house last night. I was so excited! He will be easy to distinguish from the other male hummingbirds—he has a small white marking at the base of his beak. 

Let the games begin!! 

Location: Athens, Georgia

Monday, March 30, 2015

Baby Face

"Baby Face" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I love the photo of this calf. What an adorable face! 

Location: near Ellijay, Georgia

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Angry Face

"My Angry Face" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

A comical side of photography for today:) 

Location: Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wings in Motion

"Wings in Motion" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I have been tracking the ruby-throated hummingbird's flight back to the United States. It is a long 18 hour plus non-stop flight across the Gulf of Mexico. I don't know how they do it! 

They have been spotted in Georgia for two weeks and are now in Tennessee and North Carolina. My feeders are up—I'm ready for them to be at the Botanical Garden and my house!