I walked up on this little fellow while I was at the Little Mulberry Park in Auburn, Georgia. He was unconcerned by my presence. I sat down on the ground to get a low angle.
I would take a few photographs and scoot closer to him. I repeated this over and over until I was as close as I needed to be. Then I enjoyed spending time with him while I took photographs:) I love photographing wildlife!
It's great when the hummingbirds give me an added bonus and land on something that gives me a great background. This Ruby-Throated hummingbird landed in front of a vibrant colored plant called Amaranth Opopeo.
When I want to photograph birds at sunset, there is always a risk the location I pick will come up empty. There is no hurrying off to another location that day if there aren't birds there. I was pleased to find this pelican waiting to have its portrait taken.
My husband and I headed to the mountains for me to photograph the fall colors. We went to two waterfalls before we headed to Tallulah Gorge State Park.
The park was packed. We asked what was going on and were told today was the first of several water release dates. Normally, there is 35-40 cubic feet per second flowing through the gorge. Today, there were 500 CFS! Kayakers have the dates saved on their calendars and come out to enjoy the great rapids.
My agenda quickly changed. How many times will I be able to photograph world class kayakers going over a class five rapid? I set up my tripod and watched as the kayakers hit the huge wall of water and totally disappeared.....kayak and all.
I love this photograph because it looks like the kayaker is hugging a pillow of water.
I went to Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia to hopefully take photos of what's left of the fall colors. I was hoping I'd photograph a Great Blue Heron I saw before too. I went around the lake, and as I was taking photos of a tree, a heard the heron's call. He flew past me, and I quickly ran in that direction. I accidently flushed him out because I did not see him until it was too late.
He flew up high in a pine tree and stayed there forever. I wasn't getting any good shots where I was, so I started meandering around the lake. I knew I was getting close to the tree, and when I looked up, he was right in front of me.
I think it is neat you can see his other claw sticking out from under his feathers.
My dad told me about a Spoonbill nest, and I wanted to find it. I did not know quite where it was, so I stopped and asked around. I came across several feral cats outside a business. The owners were feeding them, but they were still very skittish. This one did not seem to mind that I was taking his photograph.
I was finishing up shooting at Memorial Park by photographing a duck tending to her nest when I noticed something moving into my frame. I very quickly changed my focus to the Great Blue Heron the Lord sent my way!
He slowly walked past me and after taking some shots, I got up and followed him. He slowly meandered along the banks of the small lake with me in tow. He was a young heron and did not seemed bothered by my presence.
People talk about a dog being man's best friend. I think it is a neat relationship. I normally don't "shoot" people, but I had to snap this shot. I said to myself, "Just take the shot."
I love how I captured the dog's tongue sticking out as though the dog was wanting to kiss the lady. The neat thing about this photo is the dog "Dixie" does not belong to the lady.
While I was shooting a waterfall, I noticed this cute dog and asked the owner if I could photograph his dog. I noticed Dixie on top of a rock with the scenic waterfall in the background, but the lady would not stop petting the man's dog. So, I took the shot I had!
One of the things I really enjoyed about my last trip to the Biltmore House was photographing the birds. I really did not have the lens I wanted to photograph the flowers, but I had my favorite zoom lens!
Location: The Biltmore House, Asheville, North Carolina
It was a "close call" for two fawns bedding in my backyard Saturday.
I was photographing two fawns and their mother through my open window in the basement.
The mother kept staring at the empty lot next to our house. I thought she would have heard me taking photographs of her, but I did not seem to bother her.
Soon both of the fawns were also on alert. The next thing I knew, the mother deer was flying towards me very quickly. I still did not know what was going on, so I just photographed what I was seeing.
She was chasing the coyote away from her babies. I love the baby fawn in the background. It is as if he is saying, "Get em' Mom!" I wish the photograph would be more in focus.
I asked my son to help me recreate the shot because I wanted to know how large the coyote was. We placed a yard stick against the tree and took the exact shot. The tall part of the coyote's back is about 18" tall.
I am the fourth person that has seen the coyote. We live within the city limits, and this coyote is a threat to my dog and other dogs in our neighborhood who don't have fences. I am making phone calls to see what can be done.
Luckily my neighbor told me the day before I saw the coyote to be careful with my dog. I went that day to the back property line to see if the could photograph the coyote to no avail. How blessed I was that the Lord brought me another divine appointment!
Judy Royal Glenn Photography I am taking a small deviation this week to post photos I took inside Sanford Stadium for the Scott Kelby Nationwide Photowalk. The details are on my last post can can be found here .
These photos are of Uga sitting on the bench Between the Hedges waiting to get in the game.
Normally, I don't deviate from my normal nature photography blog, but I want to share the photographs in which I was honored and privileged to take. I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk on October 5, 2013, and we were allowed to photograph inside Sanford Stadium. Forty-two photographers were graciously given two hours to photograph inside an empty Sanford Stadium.
This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I began to think about what I wanted to photograph and brought along several props that my mother-in-law let me borrow. I had to repaint Uga's red shirt because it was chipped.
These photos were taken of Uga in the end zone. These are some of my favorite photographs. I will include others throughout this week. GO DAWGS!!!!