From around home, From this to that
One of the things that I like about the schedule that I’ve been working the past few months is that when I do get out with my camera, it is at sunrise or shortly after. That means that many times I have better light to work with, and rather than a plain snapshot like this…
…I can get an image like this.
Instead of this…
…I can get this.
Of course it doesn’t always work like that, but if I keep my eyes open, there are many more possibilities for more dramatic photos at dawn than there are during the middle part of the day.
I could prattle on and on about how much I’m enjoying playing with all my camera gear, and how my confidence grows with every passing day, but I’ve said that before. So, I’ll try not to say too much as I share a few more of the photos that I have saved from around home. Some of these go back to the middle of May, and they may not all be great, but I like them.
The thing is, some of these were taken so long ago that I’ve forgotten what they were.
Another reason why some of these were saved is because of the cuteness factor.
Here’s another flower that I’m not sure that I’m identifying correctly.
I thought that this next one was soapwort, but I think that I was mistaken.
I know that this next one was a rose though.
I suppose that this is a good place to throw in a few birds photos.
If you’ve ever heard a willow flycatcher, you know why I put singing in quotation marks. It isn’t a song, it’s more like a raspy insect, but they do put their hearts into it when they make the sounds that they do.
Back to the cuteness factor, and what’s cuter than a mother mallard…
…keeping an eye on her youngsters…
…as one of them does its yoga stretches…
…then hams for the camera…
…before joining his siblings in a feeding frenzy.
If those don’t put a smile on your bill…
…then this one won’t either.
Back to a few more flowers.
Here’s a series of photos of a whitetail doe as she checked me out, then but on a bit of a show for me to display how graceful they are.
It’s been a beautiful, but all too short of summer so far, the weather has been cool most days compared to many summers in Michigan, and we’ve gotten more than enough rain to make all the plants grow like crazy.
Now then, aren’t you all glad that I didn’t bore you to death with more of my ramblings on photography?
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!