Monday, March 25, 2019

Poser

“Poser”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

When we visited Albuquerque last week, I knew I wanted to photograph the wildlife. After doing a little research, I knew it was a tad early for the hummingbirds.

I went to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and was lucky to see a small flock of sandhill cranes migrating through. While I was there, I talked to a worker in the visitor’s center and asked him where he suggested I photograph wildlife. He mentioned I could find coyotes and long ear hares at the Petroglyph National Monument.

Large black volcanic rocks were scattered throughout the park and were decorated with petroglyphs. We visited the Piedras Marcadas Canyon, which hosts 300-500 petroglyphs.

 I was mesmerized by the petroglyphs and thought of the people who made them. We did see the hares, but they were super skittish and ran away one hundred miles an hour.

While I was photographing a petroglyph, my husband said, “Judy, there is a coyote!” I glanced up to see a coyote meandering down the large boulders. He was looking for food.

He posed frequently. He even posed with his fresh catch—a mouse. I’ll have to post that photo for another day. This photograph is one of my favorites.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico  

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ready to Pounce

“Ready to Pounce”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I don’t have much of a green thumb, but I am super glad I planted Mexican sunflowers for the last two years. They are critter magnets.

The ruby-throated hummingbirds feed off the nectar and use the branches as a guard tower. Even though I had three huge plants, this hummingbird hardly tolerated any visitors to “his” plants. 

I was able to photograph this little guy from a hide in the basement of my house. A sheet draped over the open window gave me the perfect advantage point. All I had to do was wait.

I love how he is gazing at the lone flower above him, but in reality, I think he was looking for an intruder.

Location: Athens, Georgia

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Along for the Ride

“Along for the Ride”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

My friend Heather and I like to shoot at the State Botanical Garden together. We are ready for spring to get here so we can go shoot again. 

As we were walking along, she found this little snail. For the next thirty minutes, he happily joined us on our excursions as we let him visit several flowers. He enjoyed his trip and was an excellent model!

Location: Athens, Georgia

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