Friday, December 27, 2013

Unblemished

 
"Unblemished" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
One of the curators at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia showed me this flower because it was unblemished.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Who's Watching Who?

Who's Watching Who?
Judy Royal Glenn Photography  
 
Location:   Bear Hollow Zoo, Athens, Georgia

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy-go-lucky

"Happy-go-lucky" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

"All Is Clear"

"All Is Clear"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
This baby chipmunk is peeking out of his hole to make sure all is clear.
 
There are some photographers that like to have grain added to their photos.  I am not one of those.  This is the first photograph in which I have added a lot of grain.  I like it for this photo. 
 
Location:  State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Robed In Red

"Robed In Red"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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. 
 
Location:  The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Monday, December 9, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sunset Pelican

"Sunset Pelican"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography  
 
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.     
 
Location:  St. Simons Island, Georgia

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gobble Gobble!

"Gobble Gobble!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
A photograph I took of a Snowy egret this morning.  I thought it was a very fitting title because tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  Happy Thanksgiving!!  Thanks for visiting my blog:)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Checkin' Out My New World

"Checkin' Out My New World"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
The baby goat is checkin' out his new world as he peers out over the lake.  The umbilical cord can still be seen.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Around The Bend

"Around The Bend"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
Another shot I took while at the Tallulah Gorge State Park during the water release from the dam.

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Pillow Of Water

"A Pillow Of Water" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mirror Image

"Mirror Image" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
I love when I am able to capture a photograph where the reflection in the water is a mirror image of the subject.   
 
Location:  Sandy Creek Park

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hide-n-seek

"Hide-n-seek" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Peekaboo

"Peekaboo"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
My favorite subject to photograph!  I watch them, and they are always watching me.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Menacing

"Menacing"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
Does the title come from the those "menacing" red eyes or the "menacing" photographer taking its photograph. 
 
Location:  St. Simons Island, Georgia 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tattered

"Tattered" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Knobby Knees

"Knobby Knees"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
 I love the knobby knees on this little guy and the smile it gave me!  

 Location: Wrightsville, Georgia

Friday, November 1, 2013

UH-OH!

"UH-OH!" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
Chipmunks run back and forth across my front steps. I saw them twice, so I decided to get my camera and set it up where they cross the steps.
 
I heard this little fellow coming and when he hopped onto the step, I took his photo
 
 He then proceeded to spit out one acorn then another and dashed off to safety
 
 He left behind the acorns but later came back to get them!
 
The story told in a triptych.
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

An Unexpected Visitor

"An Unexpected Visitor"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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.
 
Location: Memorial Park, Athens, Georgia

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Man's Best Friend

"Man's Best Friend"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
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! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rivers Of Living Water

"Rivers Of Living Water"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
"Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'" (NLT, John 7.38)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hovering

"Hovering" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography  

The last day I saw the hummers in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia was October 1st.  I can't wait till April of next year!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Amongst The Beauty

"Amongst The Beauty" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Close Call

 
"A Close Call" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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!    

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chomp!

Chomp!
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
 
I could share a lot more photos from the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk but these are my final picks.  I hope you have enjoyed the slight detour this week.

In this photo, I placed a stuffed Uga in the dog house.  Georgia's real mascot Uga has it made.....with an air conditioner in his dog house.

"Meet Me By The Hedges"
 
"On The Georgia G"
 
"On The Hedges"


 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Put Me In Coach

"Put Me In Coach" 
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.

I brought a stuffed Uga too!


Uga on the Hedges for a portrait.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Marking My Turf

"Marking My Turf"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 
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!!!!