Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Waterfowl

There are some scenes I photograph over and over again every year.Today's post has pictures like that.You may think that you have seen these pictures before,but I am quite sure you have not,at least not coming from my camera.One look will tell you that these are not taken yesterday,but earlier in spring. Bear with me,I will get into summer pictures soon.

St.Vital Park in Winnipeg is a good place to capture waterfowl images.
This Canada Goose was nesting right beside the path and on this day she had chosen to have the tree directly in front of her line of vision.By now,I'm sure her young ones are in the teenage stage.


How many pictures do I have of Wood Ducks? I can't answer that accurately,but I know that I have very many and God willing,I will take more when the opportunity presents itself.I think that the male of this species is spectacular and it looks like he might agree with me.


Another image I capture routinely at this park is one like this.Seeing the reflections of the trees in the rippled water is a pleasing sight to me.


Did I mention that I also have MANY images of the Ring-billed Gulls? These guys are fairly easy photo subjects since they will come to wherever the people are,hoping to get a handout.

Adding to my collection of Canada Goose photos is an ongoing thing.Once again,I really don';t even want to know how many pictures I have of these guys,but I keep on taking more.
Seeing them exercising those powerful wings is always worth a shutter click or two or more.

Closing Thought:
Look at the birds of the air:they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they
(Matthew 6:26 ESV)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blossoms,Butterflies and Birds

As the title suggests,this post has a little of all three,blossoms,butterflies and birds.


I have really begun liking the Geraniums.They put on a good show of flowers all summer,all I need to do is a little deadheading from time to time.
The plant on my deck has been a bright spot for a while now.I love those bright flowers.


As much as I love the flowers,the buds are just as special.


I had been watching this little butterfly land briefly on different objects and I was hoping it would land on one of my garden signs.


It seemed that it had read my thoughts and landed on this decorative piece.


I have had the chance to photograph several Snowy Owls this past winter and even into spring.I have one complaint.Why do they always sit on the wrong side of the wire?


Well,if the bird won't cooperate,than into Photoshop we go and solve the problem.This is by no means a perfect editing job,but at least the wire is not right over the face.


Thanks for allowing me to share a few of my photos.

Closing Thought:
Nature is the art of God.