Thursday, September 28, 2017

It’s Quitting Time!

"It's Quitting Time!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Not every shot can be taken in perfect lighting, and I don’t always nail the exposure, but when the opportunity presents itself, I take the shot.

It was quitting time after a long day on the trails in Cades Cove. This Appaloosa horse was excited to have his saddle off and able to run free.

Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Curious Little Fellow

“Curious Little Fellow”
White-tailed fawn at Cades Cove
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

While out hiking through Cades Cove, I came across a momma deer and her fawn. This little guy was so curious about me. He practically walked up to my camera.

Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee

Friday, September 22, 2017

Heavenly Gaze

“Heavenly Gaze”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Male rufous hummingbird

I had the privilege of photographing the rufous hummingbird this past weekend at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. It was an amazing day!

My research was done and knew where I wanted to photograph in the Los Angeles/Anaheim area; now I had to find the hummingbirds. With 127 acres to meander through, I knew it might be difficult, but I asked the Lord to help me find them. I was on a tight schedule, only one day to shoot and about 6 hours.

As soon as I walked into the garden, I heard the unfamiliar sounds of hummingbirds not found in Georgia and it excited me! Their calls and wings make amazing sounds—much different than the ruby-throated hummingbird.

I photographed this fellow for two hours. He camped out on the yucca plant and defended the area. After talking to a few people who live out there, they mentioned he was on the same plant last year. One man told me I was lucky to find him because of the drought. He said usually they were everywhere.

Instead of feeding on the flowers frequently, he turned to eating small bugs non-stop. He would land on a branch, fly up to get eat a bug, and repeat.

Maybe one day I can return to this wonderful garden. I barely scratched its surface.

Location: Arcadia, California

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Roaming Fishermen

“Roaming Fishermen”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

A few years ago, I watched a beautiful sunset on the St. Simons Island pier and then decided to shoot long exposure shots. I titled the photograph to draw your attention to the moving fishermen and visitors on the pier.

I’m thinking of my family and everyone dealing with the after effects of Hurricane Irma. Hoping everyone can get home soon!!

This photo is from my archives and never published on my social media.

Nikon D600 + Nikon AF-S 80-400mm, 20.0 sec., f/14, 100 ISO, 220 mm

Location: St. Simons Island pier, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tap Dancing on Sunflowers

“Tap Dancing on Sunflowers”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Immature male ruby-throated hummingbird

Some flowers were going to be discarded from the place I volunteered at this weekend, so I took them home and made magic. I placed a small hand hummingbird feeder in the flower and played with my hummingbirds.

Location: Athens, Georgia

Update: to see my YouTube video of this hummingbird dancing on the sunflower click here.
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