Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Divine Appointment

"Divine Appointments"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
 While I was at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Monday, I heard an owl deep in the woods near the back of the garden.  I contemplated finding the owl, but what were my chances of finding him especially if he did not call anymore?  So, I did not try.  Yesterday, I heard the owl call again, but this time I heard another owl answer back.  I again contemplated, but it was very brief.  I knew it was my best shot, because they were both calling each other.  I quickly packed all my gear and headed into the woods.  Of course, I never heard him call again.  Again, what were my chances of finding an owl deep in the woods? 
So, I prayed and asked the Lord to help me find the owl.  I was walking at a pretty fast pace, when I suddenly stopped in my tracks.  He is in a tree that had fallen over the creek which was about twenty feet in front of my head!  I took one shot, and he flew into another tree.  I took several shots there, then he flew into the creek. 
Two joggers came by and I told them about the owl in the creek.  One of them told me he was a juvenile, and that she has seen the adult in the area. 
He stood in the water for a long time as we watched him.
My hands were shaking as I was photographing him because I was so excited......and my brain was not working straight!  I was changing my settings in the wrong way!   Because it was very dark in the woods, and since I have not had my camera very long, I could not figure out fast enough how to get a faster shutter speed.  But nonetheless, I like the way his head looks like a tornado!
He enjoyed taking his bath and then rested as his feathers started to float in the water:) 
He then flew into a tree because I moved my tripod and it made a lot of noise.
 Thank you Jesus for my divine appointment!

4 comments:

  1. Judy, it's amazing that you are able to find the divine in everything. Your pictures bless me!

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  2. Thanks Sherry! Usually He brings the critters to me only once and that's it. Although I make several more attempts:)

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  3. Nice photos. WE are so lucky to have the Botanical Gardens in Athens.

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  4. Thanks:) I agree! It is my second home.

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