Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Welcome Spring!

“Welcome Spring!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Sometimes we can’t do things by ourselves, and we need help from others. Such is what happened to me Monday—the first day of spring.

I forgot my tripod, and it was impossible to photograph the tulip and hold my diffuser at the same time. A lady walking by with her daughter and saw my predicament. She asked me, “Do you want me to be a large shadow for you?”

She willingly held my diffuser for me enabling me to capture the shot I wanted. Who can you lend a helping hand to today?

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baby

"Baby"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Meet Baby—she is a mandarin duck from East Asia. I also photographed her while in El Paso, Texas. A resident that has been feeding her for years, named her. 

I too feel sorry for Baby because she does not have a mate. Don't ask me how she got there.

Happy first day of spring!! 

Location: Ascarate Lake, El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Little Plateada

“Little Plateada”
Ringed Teal Duck (male)
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I learned of “Little Plateada” while photographing in El Paso, Texas. A lady named Jayne introduced me to him and named him.

Yes, these birds are from South America, but someone probably bought him and abandoned him at this lake. He’s a long way from home and sadly, does not have a mate. He’s forced to live a life of solitude.

Location: Ascarate Lake, El Paso, Texas

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Eared Grebe

“Eared Grebe”
Breeding plumage
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I was excited to photograph birds while I was in El Paso, Texas last week because I would see birds not found in Georgia.

I was in love with this little guy. Don't you love his bright eye and fluffy butt?

Location, Ascarate Lake, El Paso, Texas

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Muskrat Love

“Muskrat Love”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

A friend teased me saying, ”Muskrat love” because I chose to photograph a muskrat instead of a bald eagle. I knew I could photograph the eagle later, so I chose to sit on several different rocks waiting for him to come out of his burrows.

When I first saw him, I thought he was a beaver. I have never seen a muskrat, let alone photographed one.

He took a mouth full of vegetation into his burrow. Once I knew where he went in, I knew where he would come out! Except for the time, he tricked me and came out the back door. 

Location: Rome, Georgia

P.S. I haven't been able to reply on my blog for a while. I can't figure it out. Thank you for your kind comments. Hopefully, I will figure it out soon!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ma Berry Playing Peek-A-Boo

“Ma Berry Playing Peek-A-Boo”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I enjoyed yet another day of spending time at Berry College photographing the eagles and deer. Hanging out with great people also make it more fun!

The Lord sent a special friend this time......a muskrat. I have never seen a muskrat let alone photographed one. You can see his cute face on Wednesday!