Wednesday, December 31, 2014

King of the Mountain

"King of the Mountain" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I love chipmunks! They are the cutest little things. This one appears to be king of the mountain. 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Monday, December 29, 2014


Judy Royal Glenn Photography

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 usual tradition! 

Location: St.Simons Island, Georgia

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"I'm Dreaming"

I'm Dreaming" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas even though it is not going to happen. 

Merry CHRISTmas! 

Location: The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

Monday, December 22, 2014

"A Perfect Landing"

"A Perfect Landing"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

This insect seems to have made a perfect landing on this small runway! 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Second Best

"Second Best" 
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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Amaryllis Samba

 "Amaryllis Samba" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I love when it is almost winter and I can photograph beautiful flowers. I am spoiled having the conservatory to photograph in at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winging It

"Winging It" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I got a new camera recently. Within about five minutes of having my camera, my husband noticed a hawk fly by in front of our house. He said its wingspan was huge.

He told me where it flew, and I headed down the street to find it. The hawk was perched in my neighbors tree. 

I began to take photos of him, but my new camera was a little different than my other one. I did not know how to change the dials yet, so I just winged it.

I went back to my neighbor's house and measured how tall the hawk was compared to the markings on the tree near his head. He was 14 inches tall from his feet to his head! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

American Coot

"American Coot" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I don't get to photograph the American coot very often. It is not a very pretty bird, but I like to photograph it nonetheless. 

Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Friday, December 5, 2014

Horse Trough Falls

"Horse Trough Falls" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I love how the sun decided to show up and add neat light on the tree on the left.  

Location: Near Helen, Georgia

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In a Sea of Darkness

"In a Sea of Darkness" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I love photographing lily flowers! The contrast of the water really makes the flower stand out. 

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Posing by the Lake

"Posing by the Lake" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I love when wildlife stops for a few minutes to let me photograph them. This Canadian goose was hanging out by the lake at Little Mulberry Park and let me photograph him. 

Location:  Dacula, Georgia

Friday, November 28, 2014

Among the Thistles

"Among the Thistles" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I still have Ruby-throated hummingbird images that have not had the chance to see the light. I need to get them posted before the hummingbirds come back this spring.

So since we just finished Thanksgiving, I want to do an after Thanksgiving thankfulness post. I am also so thankful for hummingbirds! 

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Little Harder

"A Little Harder" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

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. 

Location: Athens, Georgia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Morning Munchies

"Morning Munchies" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

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! 

Location: Athens, Georgia

Friday, November 21, 2014

Follow the Leader

"Follow the Leader" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

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 him. 

Location: Memorial Park, Athens, Georgia
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