Monday, September 26, 2016

Morning's Glow

“Morning’s Glow”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

My day started super early Saturday. I was meeting a fellow photographer before sunrise at Berry College to photograph the deer. Berry boasts 27,000 acres of land that are abundant in wildlife, especially deer.

We wanted to capture the deer in the early morning light, so I left my house before four o’clock. When I arrived, I noticed everywhere—even very close to the road.

We drove around the campus for several hours trying to find and photograph them. A small group of deer meandered into a freshly cut field, and we stopped and began photographing.

I photograph wildlife very methodically. First, I make sure I get the shot and shoot right away. Then as I am in a low crouched position, I slowly take a few more steps toward the animal and shoot again. This is repeated over and over until I have framed my subject perfectly.

The fawn in front of me was very relaxed and enjoying the morning sun. It was not bothered by my presence, nor was its mother watching in the distance.


This is my favorite shot from the day. Thanks to Berry College for generously allowing photographers to enjoy their beautiful campus and abundant wildlife there.  

Location: Berry College, Rome, Georgia

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Love at First Sight

"Love at First Sight"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Meet Remi—my niece's puppy. I met Remi right before I photographed him while at a family reunion. He's all grown up now!

Isn't he the cutest thing in the whole world?

It was love at first sight. Speaking of love and the whole world—today is International Day of Peace. Share the LOVE!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Jumping Jack Egret

"Jumping Jack Egret"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

While I was at Magnolia Plantation In Charleston, South Carolina, I enjoyed watching the egrets build their nests. This egret was looks like he is doing a jumping jack before he lands in the top of a tree.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hueco Tanks State Park

“Hueco Tanks State Park"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

During my trip to Texas, my daughter wanted to take me to several places she had been to before and knew I would like. She took us to Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso to hike the large rock formations there.

Huecos (“whey-coes”) are indentions in the rocks that collect rainwater and have sustained life for humans, wildlife, plants and trees. 

The Jornada Mogollon people inhabited the area and left many neat images painted on the rocks. There are an estimated 5000 images painted on the rocks. 

Location: El Paso, Texas

Monday, September 12, 2016

Heaven for Chocolate Lovers

“Heaven for Chocolate Lovers”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Chocolate flower - Berlandiera Lyrata
El Paso Desert Botanical Garden


Discovering the chocolate flower was a treat for me. A chocolate lover will be in Heaven finding this scented daisy—it smells like chocolate!

Natalie, a sweet worker at the El Paso State Desert Botanical Garden, pointed out the flower to me in the nursery as I was searching for hummingbirds.

I have never seen the flower before—it is native to the Southwest. It smells amazing!


Location: El Paso Desert Botanical Garden, El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Scrumptious Morsel

“A Scrumptious Morsel”
Desert Cottontail
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Yesterday we hiked in the Hueco State Park. We went to climb the unique rock structures there, but photographing wildlife is foremost on my mind. 

My husband pointed out a desert cottontail to me, and I followed him around for a bit. Even though they do eat cacti, this rabbit decided to dine on a scrumptious morsel.


Location: Hueco Tanks State Park, El Paso,Texas

Monday, September 5, 2016

Worth the Wait!

"Worth the Wait!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
While visiting my daughter in El Paso, Texas, I have had one major thing on my mind concerning my photography…..hummingbirds! There are quite a few different species out here—much different than in Georgia where we only have the ruby-throated hummingbird. It's easy to identify hummingbirds in Georgia. It's either a male or female ruby-throated hummingbird. I recognize their sounds as well as I do a dog barking.

I am having a hard time identifying which species I am photographing. Right now, there are three main hummingbirds here—the rufous, black-chinned and the broad-tailed (which should have left in August). I did photograph a ruby-throated hummingbird back in March.

I did a lot of research before I came to Texas, so I knew several places to go. Yesterday, I visited Chamizal National Memorial Park and found them feeding on the Texas Red Yucca. I sat at the base of the plant for almost three hours. I think it was worth the wait!

If you are looking for where to find hummingbirds in El Paso, Texas, Chamizal National Memorial Park has a few!

Location: Chamizal National Memorial Park in Paso, Texas

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Illuminated!

"Illuminated!"
Judy Royal Glenn photography

I loved photographing this Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly while it was backlit. The sun illuminated its wings:) 

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

Monday, August 29, 2016

’Surgery’ on a Southern Devil Scorpion

“’Surgery’ on a Southern Devil Scorpion”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I accidently found this scorpion in my house under a stool while I was getting things together to photograph a caterpillar. The scorpion’s tail was totally encased in spider web. It would not be able to use its tail, so I performed “surgery” on the scorpion.

With a pair of tweezers, I carefully pulled the spider web off piece by piece. The scorpion then became my new subject to photograph.


I took it outside and noticed it still had some silk on its tail. After his photo shoot, he was freed in my backyard. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Missing Ellie Mae

"Missing Ellie Mae"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

This is Claudia and my dad's dog Ellie Mae. She was a very sweet dog and loved by so many.

Ellie had a heart murmur and passed away unexpectedly last month. She will be truly missed.

My extended family went on vacation last month, and Ellie went too. Dad had a milk crate mounted on the back of his bike for her to ride in. All I had to do was ask, "Do you want to go for a bike ride?" She would get very excited and stare at the bike until I put her in the crate. Here are a few cell phone photos of her.

I took her for many rides around the lake. The last time I took her for a ride, I thought we were going to get drenched. I looked at the weather map before we left and saw rain coming but decided to take her for a quick ride. When I got almost half way around the lake, I saw the rain coming over the mountain!

I immediately turned around and as I peddled very quickly, I told her we were going to get wet. Luckily, we made it back to the house!

We all miss you Ellie Mae!!