Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Looking Up

"Looking Up" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Sorry I did not get to post on Monday!


The last three days have been difficult for me. My Mac computer decided it did not want to start Sunday night. I took it to the Apple store Monday morning, and I am just now getting it back. It did lose some data, but I do not know what.

 I have a lot of work to do. I don't think I lost any photographs because I have been backing them up on an external drive.


I prayed the Lord would proved a miracle for my computer and feel some of what Apple was able to restore was from prayer. It saved just the things I really needed! 

Prayers would be greatly appreciated while I am getting it back up to par. Lesson learned......back up my computer more frequently!! 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tag You're It!

Tag Your'e It! 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I found these two bees on the same flower. I am sure they were not playing tag, but probably defending the pollen on the flower. I observed this behavior two times in less than a minute. 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Monday, January 19, 2015

Opportunistic Thief

"Opportunistic Thief" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I don't see white ibises very often, but my last trip to St. Simons also proved productive for finding a few. They are not quite as skid-dish as some of the other water birds. 

A side note I learned about this bird is it is an "opportunistic thief." It will "steal food from other wading birds and even snatch nest-building material from other ibises in its own colony." 

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia


Parrish, Dr. J.W. Jr., Beaton, G., & Kennedy, G., (2006). Birds of Georgia
                     Auburn, WA: Lone Pine Publishing International.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Life

"Life" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

Bees are instrumental in helping us sustain life. They pollinate foods that are important to us like fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Go bees! 

Location: Washington Farms, Watkinsville, Georgia

Monday, January 12, 2015

Out of the Shadows

"Out of the Shadows" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I had to get up early this past week to get my son out the door for school before sunrise. I was already meeting a friend to photograph frost flowers at 7:45 a.m. so I decided to find a place to photograph the sunrise. 

Since I was going to the Botanical Garden of Georgia, I decided to turn down a street near the garden to see what I could find. I drove past a grove of trees that were in silhouette. The lighting was beautiful, so I decided to turn back around. 

I had been praying for the Lord to help me because I did not have a lot of time go over my camera settings for a sunrise shot. I started taking a few shots and noticed something on the horizon. "No, that's not a deer." It was not only one deer but two. They were slowing grazing on the grass.

At first they did not notice me. When I crossed the road the buck was not excited about my presence and started stomping his foot. Eventually, they both ran off in the distance.

I am continually amazed at the Lord's blessings with my photography! He blows me away:)

Location: Athens, Georgia

Friday, January 9, 2015

Perched

"Perched" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I found this little fellow perched on this branch at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A wall from the conservatory made for a good background. 

Location: Athens, Georgia 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hummingbird Angel

"Hummingbird Angel" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

  I don't use a flash when I photograph hummingbirds. I photographed this shot at a friend's house and the hummingbirds were in the shade, so I tried using a flash and like the outcome. I like the neat background that is a wall of my friend's house.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Alert!

Alert! 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

During the Christmas holidays, I went to St. Simons Island, Georgia. I was photographing a blue heron when I noticed a behavior I have never seen before. I was curious, so I took a lot of photographs.


Then it all made sense….another blue heron was walking towards the other heron. I have never seen two blue herons in close proximity before except when they were nesting.


The first heron pointed his beak to the sky and spread his wings dramatically. As the other heron walked towards him, he also had his beak to the sky and spread his wings.


The second heron walked near then passed by the first heron. He then turned around and walked past him again. The second heron did this a total of three times for a duration of about five minutes. Finally, the second heron flew away.


I researched this behavior and found this page that talks about different behaviors in herons. I believe this behavior is the “alert posture” where the heron does this behavior when it is disturbed or threatened. That is my best guess. You can read the article and make your own decision.


Either way, it was a fun and exciting thing for me to be able to witness!