Illuminated from behind ~ the Great Egret

So far away, I was not able to capture my desired photo of the egret I continued walking around the lake, snapping photos from different angles as I got near Often my goal is to capture my subject in the light, highlighting the details As I circled the egret yesterday morning, I realized I was…

Harris’s Hawk

On my recent visit to our wetlands park, I saw this Harris’s Hawk up in a tree. I was able to get a few photos of him. He was far away, but I cropped the photo below for a closer view. I almost missed him. A reminder to always look up! In October we visited…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunrise

After seeing Nancy’s post here for the Photo A Week Challenge, I got inspired to post a few of my summer morning walk sunrise photos. Every workday during the summer, I got up before sunrise to do my daily walk. I didn’t realize the treat I would be blessed with each day as I watched…

Standing Tall: Great Blue Heron

As I wandered around our nearby lake yesterday morning, I was surprised to see this magnificent creature just standing at the edge of the water, calmly watching nearby activities. I took several photos, and stood ready to snap his takeoff once he became spooked. We have a nearby animal shelter and along with personal dogs,…

Orange Sulphur (…or Clouded Sulphur?)

Orange Sulphur, also known as the alfalfa butterfly. And not to be confused with the Clouded Sulphur butterfly. Thank you iNaturalist! iNaturalist is a very cool app that will help me identify plants and creatures of all kinds. After posting and doing my best to determine the identity, secret superpower scientists will pop up on…