Monday, December 31, 2018

My Favorite Five – “Lounging in my Jammies”

My Favorite Five – “Lounging in my Jammies”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

The final one! Did one of your favorites make it?

I decided before I post my best of nine for 2018, I would post my favorite five posts from 2018 and see what the difference is. It was hard making my decision and when I started compiling them, I noticed a trend. This year was the years of firsts. It was my first time raising monarch butterflies, photographing frozen soap bubbles, and getting to hold Lulu, a three-toed sloth, then photographing her. It was only my second year photographing black bears. I guess they are my new loves and that is why they all made my favorite five!

Backstory:

“This black bear loved eating all the cherries out of this tree. He came back day after day and filled his tummy. When he ate enough, he took a nap in the crook of this tree.”

Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

My Favorite Five – “Lulu”

“Lulu”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
Three-toed sloth

I decided before I post my best of nine for 2018, I would post my favorite five posts from 2018 and see what the difference is. It was hard making my decision and when I started compiling them, I noticed a trend. This year was the years of firsts. It was my first time raising monarch butterflies, photographing frozen soap bubbles, and getting to hold Lulu, a three-toed sloth, then photographing her. It was only my second year photographing black bears. I guess they are my new loves and that is why they all made my favorite five!

Lulu lives on the tropical island of Costa Rica. She cooperated and let me take photographs of her—I even got to hold her. 


Her hair was coarse, and she weighed less than my eleven-pound dog. I now have a fetish for sloths!

 Three-toed sloths are aboral which means they spend most of their time in trees. They mainly eat leaves but also eat fruit and flowers. 

About every seven days, they come out of the trees to use the bathroom. They use their tail to dig a hole and do their business in the hole. Who knew?

Now, one hangs from my computer—only it’s stuffed! 

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

My Favorite Five – “Goliath”

My Favorite Five – “Goliath”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I decided before I post my best of nine Instagram posts for 2018, I would post my favorite five posts from 2018 and see what the difference is. It was hard making my decision and when I started compiling them, I noticed a trend. This year was the years of firsts. It was my first time raising monarch butterflies, photographing frozen soap bubbles, and getting to hold Lulu, a three-toed sloth, then photographing her. It was only my second year photographing black bears. I guess they are my new loves and that is why they all made my favorite five!

Backstory:
Goliath was a very large monarch caterpillar. He was nicknamed Fat Boy by my husband and me. I thought it would be nicer to have a more majestic name, hence the name Goliath. His Monarch Watch tag number is ZEU 843

Location: Athens, Georgia

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Friday, December 28, 2018

My Favorite Five – “Ain’t I Cute?”

"Ain't I Cute?"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I decided before I post my best of nine Instagram posts for 2018, I would post my favorite five posts from 2018 and see what the difference is. It was hard making my decision and when I started compiling them, I noticed a trend. This year was the years of firsts. It was my first time raising monarch butterflies, photographing frozen soap bubbles, and getting to hold Lulu, a three-toed sloth, then photographing her. It was only my second year photographing black bears. I guess they are my new loves and that is why they all made my favorite five! 

"The Lord used a total stranger named Stacy to help me get this shot.
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A mama bear and her two cubs were deep in the thicket and were very difficult to photograph. As I was walking near a truck, a guy behind me mentioned it would be nice to shoot from the back of the truck. I said out loud, “It would be nice to shoot in the back of the truck!”
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The guy had his window down and overheard what I said. As I passed, he said, “Ma’am?” I backed up a few steps to hear what he was going to say. He said I could get in the back of his truck to shoot and stand on his toolbox.
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So, you would have to imagine me standing with my camera and tripod on his toolbox while I photographed this little fellow! I’m sure it was a sight to see!"

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

My Favorite Five – “A Forest of Trees”

My Favorite Five – “A Forest of Trees”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I decided before I post my best of nine photographs for Instagram in 2018, I would post my favorite five posts from 2018 and see what the difference is. It was hard making my decision and when I started compiling them, I noticed a trend. This year was the years of firsts. It was my first time raising monarch butterflies, photographing frozen soap bubbles, and getting to hold Lulu, a three-toed sloth, then photographing her. It was only my second year photographing black bears. I guess they are my new loves and that is why they all made my favorite five! 

                   “It looks like a forest of trees growing on this soap bubble:) What do you see?”
                         Location: Athens, Georgia


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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Eyes Fixed

“Eyes Fixed”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I found this beautiful black labrador retriever while I was on the beach on St. Simons Island, Georgia. She was in the distance enjoying the water.  

Her owner, David, was resting on the beach. When I told him I was photographing birds, he suggested I photograph Bea because she was as close to wildlife as I could get. She had her eyes fixed on something!

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Hidden?

“Hidden?”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I love when wildlife stops moving thinking that I can’t see them. I get it. They do not know my intentions, and by becoming motionless, maybe they will be less easily recognized or detected.

This Eastern cottontail rabbit was in the tall grass and hoped I did not see him. He did not trick me!

I drastically edited this photograph in two different ways. I think I know which one I like best. Which one do you like best the normal edit or the “artsy” one??

Location: Watkinsville, Georgia

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Freedom

“Freedom”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

“Freedom”, Georgia Southern’s American Bald Eagle, flew over Paulson Stadium Friday at the end on fall commencement and landed on the 20-yard line where his handler was waiting. My son, Ashton, also soared high and graduated summa cum laude. I am so proud of his accomplishments and can’t wait to see where he will land.

Back history - “Freedom” was found just a few weeks old and had been knocked out of the nest. He suffered infection, and injury to his beak, therefore could not be released in the wild.

Location: Statesboro, Georgia

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Attention!

“Attention!”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

This mama and her fawn were so much fun to watch while I was at Berry College! I wanted to edit this post with a softer, muted touch. It’s not how I normally edit my work, but I hope you like it!!

Location: Berry College, Rome, Georgia

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Long-legged Rascal


“Long-legged Rascal”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

I was all alone at the time when I came upon a yearling on Sparks Lane in Cades Cove. It was August, so he hadn’t been on his own for too long.

There seemed to be a sadness in his eyes. The loving, fun times with his siblings and mom are probably still fresh in his mind.

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park 


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Tree

“The Tree”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

This oak tree has its own name in Cades Cove, Tennessee. It’s called, “The Tree.” It stands majestically in an open field and is a favorite for photographers.

This particular day was neat as snow fell the first day of spring and dusted the mountains and fields. 

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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