When I was out shooting this
week, I found the most birds I have ever seen on St. Simons Island. I had a
blast! I finished my shoot and was headed back "home" when I found
this big fellow by the road.
He wasn't even five feet
from the road, and as people were riding past in their cars or on their bikes, he did
not hardly move at all.
It was not the typical place
where I would find a wood stork, but I did not want to miss out on the
opportunity. I photographed him from across the street. I had to be careful
with my framing or the road would be in the frame. He was comfortable with me
photographing him because he actually bedded down.
The next day I went out to
shoot, and he was in the same area. On the way back home from shooting, he was
pretty much in the exact spot.
A lady was photographing
him. I told her he was there yesterday. She was trying to see if it was the
same bird that had a hurt foot in a different location. She said she called DNR
and they were not helpful, but I don't know which bird she was talking about.
I did notice a red, bumpy
area on his left leg. I don't know if this injury was causing him strife, or if
he was sick. I hope he makes it!
I thanked him for my
photographs...my usual tradition!
Judy Royal Glenn Photography This photograph was not what I planned, but it is better than nothing. While I was on Daniel Island, South Carolina for the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament, i wanted to photograph a sunrise. I got up early and went to where I thought I would find the sun coming up over the horizon in a scenic location. I kept driving and driving, but did not find what I was looking for. Finally, I gave up on my vision and settle for what I could get.
I went to the State Botanical
Garden of Georgia today to photograph. I knew I may not find much, but there is
still beauty to be found. The pretty, colorful flowers are no longer there, so
you just have to look a little harder.
I love getting to the State Botanical Garden early in the morning because the deer are usually eating their breakfast. The Garden has a fence to keep the deer out, but somehow a family of deer has made it into the Garden.
The curators spend their time making the garden beautiful, but the deer just see the plants as food. The deer are used to seeing people, so this fawn let me get real close!
I found this King Fisher at
Memorial Park and was very excited! I have only had one other occasion to
photograph a King Fisher, and I was too far away to get a good shot.
The King Fisher reminded me of a
tendency hummingbirds have.....perching on favorite branches. He had two branches
that he perched on regularly. When I walked up, he was on this branch. I did
not see him and scared him, so he flew to his other favorite branch.
It then became follow the leader. He was the leader….I was the
follower. He left this branch, but I knew he was coming back, and I waited for