Friday, September 28, 2012

Where's That Intruder?

"Where's That Intruder?" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
This Ruby-throated Hummingbird (immature male) is scouting his territory looking for intruders.

Location:      The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Monday, September 24, 2012

Piercing

"Piercing"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I would love to say I went deep into the woods and got this clear shot of the Red-tailed Hawk, but the shot was made easy for me.  My family went to Callaway Gardens and watched the Birds of Prey show.  It was great and enabled me to capture this shot.  I love it's piercing eyes!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Idiosyncrasies

"Idiosyncrasies"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Not to fret when you're getting ready to take a photo of a dragonfly and he flies away; he will prabably come right back.  They are funny creatures like the hummingbirds which come back to the same branch.  I guess I would say they have the same idiosyncrasies?

Location: Memorial Park, Athens, Georgia

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dazzling

"Dazzling"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
I love using a large aperature to blur the background; it makes the small subject stand out better in the photo.  I also love the bokeh it produces with the light.  I have never captured the bokeh with a reflection or image of an object in it.  To the right and behind the butterfly, you can see a reflection or image of another flower within the bokeh.  The part that is dazling is not what I was focusing on, but what ended up in the final capture:)
 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Not Afraid

"Not Afraid"  Click on the photo for a closer view!
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (immature male)
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Recently, I discovered a new location to photograph the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.  I had to move weeds taller than my head away from the flowers, so I could get a good shot.  He's not afraid of me and let me camp out in his territory.  He was more focused on chasing the other hummers away to defend his spot.
Location:  The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Pretty Prickly Place

"A Pretty Prickly Place"   
 Judy Royal Glenn Photography
This female Ruby-throated Hummingbird loves to land on this Yucca plant.  It's a prickly place to land, but she loves it. 
Location:  The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Iridescent Glow

 
"Iridescent Glow"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Location:  Cecil. B Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Watch Where You're Going!

"Watch Where You're Going!" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
I had chased this sandpiper for a good while, so he had been on the run.  It was neat to catch the moment he was not watching where he was going and almost ran into a seagull.  It was all my fault!
 
Location:  St. Simons Island beach - Georgia

Friday, September 7, 2012

Blended In

 
"Blended In"  Judy Royal Glenn Photography
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I love when I can find the Goldfinch at the garden.  With all of the colorful flowers, he just blended in.
 
Location:  The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Free Breakfast!

"Free Breakfast!" Judy Royal Glenn Photography
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This is another photo I captured with the series of photos I posted on July 11th.  Gavin was casting his net, and this Great Egret followed him around giving the egret a free breakfast.  It was a big fish too:)

Location: St. Simons Island beach, Georgia

Monday, September 3, 2012

Almost

"Almost"  Judy Royal Glenn Photography
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These leaves were barely out of reach for the giraffe at the Wild Animal Safari.
 
Location: Pine Mountain, Georgia