Monday, September 28, 2015

Flowing

“Flowing”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Saturday, my husband and I headed out to photograph waterfalls. There were so many striking images to view, but this one is one of my favorites. I was a little safer this time and sat on a handrail instead of standing on it. I even had my husband stand beside me and hold onto me as I focused on my equipment and getting the shot.

I used an six second exposure to capture the milkiness of the water flowing over the rock. What are we letting flow over us? As for me….God’s love and strength.


Location: Anna Ruby Falls near Unicoi State Park in White County near Helen, Georgia

Friday, September 25, 2015

Got Ya!

"Got Ya!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I had to wait for this fiddler crab to come back out of his hole. I lay on my stomach on the sand and waited. I did not want people to think I was hurt while I was laying there facedown, so I folded my legs up behind me and wiggled them around. The things I do for a photograph:) 

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Monday, September 21, 2015

Teardrop

"Teardrop"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
My eye was drawn to the drop of water on this leaf. I could not figure out why I was so drawn to the image before me, but photographed it anyway. 

I loved the highlight coming into the drop of water. I also love the patterns in the dark horseshoe shape. The drop of water looks like a teardrop.

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In Spotlight

"In Spotlight"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Yesterday, I met again a fellow photography friend to shoot at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Before she got there, I found a little grasshopper relaxing on a large leaf plant. I took several "normal" shots then photographed the grasshopper backlit and in silhouette.

Location: Athens, Georgia

Monday, September 14, 2015

Under the Dock

"Under the Dock" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I went to the marina on St. Simons Island, Georgia to see what I could find to photograph. I saw a few barn swallows diving in and out underneath the dock, so I walked down the ramp, to get closer to the birds.

I found this particular bird perching on the pipes. 

It did not take long to find its nest full of babies which was not far from its perch.
 Location: Morningstar Marinas, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Red-billed Streamertail Hummingbird

"Red-billed Streamertail Hummingbird"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Paul and I enjoyed our trip to Rocklands Bird Sanctuary in Anchovy, Jamaica. It was my favorite part of the whole cruise. 

The red-billed streamertail hummingbird is Jamaica's national bird. 


We were given little bottles of sugar water and the hummingbirds were accustomed to the bottles and would feed from them. This red-billed streamer tail hummingbird landed on my husband’s finger to feed.
I enjoyed feeding them too!


I took this video of the hummingbird feeding. The speed of the video was slow as the lighting was dark, but I love watching its wings in slow motion.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Nilgai

"Nilgai" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
The Nilgai a large antelope found in India and eastern Pakistan. Luckily, I did not have to travel there to photograph it. That's why I love the Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain, Georgia. It brings animals from all over the world to me!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"Caught in the Rain" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I spent about five hours in this small section of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia photographing two hummingbirds busy feeding and fighting each other. The flowers are lush in this section this year and have been a hummingbird magnet.

I found several new perches I did not know about because I haven't spent much time in this section. This tall rose branch was one of his favorite branches. 

He finally landed on the perch, and I got my perfect background when it started to rain. It did not bother me. I covered my gear and continued to shoot.

I love this immature male's markings on his neck. It looks like he has on a colorful necklace. Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia