Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pictures That Make Me Smile

Spending time at a local marsh has proved to be successful. I have taken many pictures which make me smile.
Here are a few of them.

Along a country road I found a patch of thistles and so had the butterflies.
There were numerous butterflies fluttering from flower to flower.
This Fritillary stopped long enough for me to get some good shots.
Here is just one of the many I captured that day.

This is not a butterfly,but some sort of moth. 
I am fascinated by it's colourful body and those antennae which look like little feathers.
You cannot see the body here,but it has bright blue on it as well.


At the marsh I usually see a Great Blue Heron,unfortunately he sees me as well and soon leaves.I liked how this picture turned out. It looks like the Mallard is chasing him,when in fact it was also trying to get away from the photographer.

 You knew that there would be more American Avocet pictures,right?
I cannot help myself so I just keep on shooting whenever I am in their presence.
I really like the reflections in this picture.In the background you can see the heavy algae bloom on the water.


And finally,this is my very favourite picture.
This is as it came out of the camera,no cropping or any adjustments.
I love it when a picture turns out like this one.
I still smile when I look at it,hope you will as well.


Thought for today:
No act of kindness,no matter how small,is ever wasted.

43 comments:

  1. all are beautiful. that last one is perfect. :)

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  2. Ruth, your shots make me smile too! Great job with the in flight shots!
    Isn't nature a wonder!

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  3. Yes, it did make me smile. : )
    All the pictures are great but that last one is AWESOME.

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  4. Wow, these are gorgeous shots Ruth. Great job.

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  5. I can understand your smile! What a treat capture. I liked the butteryfly and moth also.

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  6. The butterfly picture is wonderful, but that last shot is perfection.

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  7. and your favorite is also my favorite that is a fantastic shot. perfect. i love that moth, so pretty

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  8. All are beautiful shots, Ruth! No wonder your are smiling! That last one is perfect and it makes me smile, too!

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  9. Beautiful! I really love the Avocet shots.

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  10. Oh I LOVE them Ruth!!! That moth is so cool!
    And I LOVE the Fritillary butterfly. And the Avocet is flight is absolutely wonderful!

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  11. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful photos! Fritillary - never heard that before! She's pretty! Those feathers on the moth are so fashionable!Cool to see the heron and the duck in a wild goose chase - hahaha! Love the eye on that last perfect shot!! I'm watching you!!

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  12. These ARE day brighteners Ruth. The Avocets are so pretty and graceful and photogenic. Great set. Diane

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  13. Just beautiful! These sure make me smile!!

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  14. Well sure enough you did indeed evoke a smile with your lovely photos, Ruth. I do love the ones of birds in flight. Beauties one and all.

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  15. Those pictures make me smile also, Ruth.... Absolutely gorgeous... (Jake is smiling at you!!!!)

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Ruth, you got some lovely shots at the marsh, both in this post and the last. The one of the Avocet in flight is superb! Excellent work!

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  17. every one of these shots makes me smile
    your time at the marsh is well spent
    congrats on POTW

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  18. This is a great series of photos. Don't you just love those Great Blue Herons with their slow wing action?? Your Avocet shot is just wonderful!

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  19. Super shots, Ruth. Your new camera is serving you well!

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  20. came back to say congrats on your POTW!!! :)

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  21. Those are the kinds of photos that put a happy smile on your face. Thanks for sharing and congrats on POTW.

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  22. Beautiful shots; love the butterfly and your humming bird header.

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  23. Pictures that fly and make me smile. All flying brings a smile, doesn't it?

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  24. Amazing shots,your moth is a Virginia Ctenucha.

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  25. You must have a great timing to go with your eye--amazing photos. The moth is so pretty, almost like a dragonfly. And the last shot is the zinger, wow.

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  26. Beautiful photos that butterfly photo is amazing.

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  27. All of these pictures are marvelous, and they all made me smile. Your pictures of the birds in flight are excellent. I've never had much success getting pictures like these.

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  28. These make me smile too, Ruth! Wonderful shots!

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  29. What amazing photographs of birds and butterflies! Congratulations on your POTW. :)

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  30. It looks like you have struck gold as far as a place to take pictures. What a marvelous job you have done too. Love your header Ruth!

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  31. Brilliant post filled with stunning nature photographs! It so very difficult for me to select a favorite, as they all are especially lovely. I can see why these images bring a smile to your face, they do for me as well. Exquisite in-flight capture of the beautiful Avocet. I have only seen these pretty birds from afar. A joy to visit your wonderful blog!

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  32. It looks like the avocet has its eye open wide, fearfully looking at you. Great shot! My second most favorite is the one of the Great Blue Heron and the Mallard flying away from you. You do get some spectacular captures!

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  33. Wow, Ruth! All are great. Each one is perfect. I don't think I could choose a favorite. It looks like it was a successful day.

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  34. love that avocet...what a great flying shot Ruth!! You are dangerous with that new camera!It is so much fun to go to a marsh and you really captured it.

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  35. Brilliant! Much as I love (and appreciate!) the last photo, my favorite is the first - those wings imbued with golden sunlight are incredible. Congrats on POTW!

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  36. All of these are just super, especially the last one. That is such a fascinating bird.

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  37. Your photos are fantastic! I joined your blog and look forward to seeing more :)

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  38. Beautiful beautiful photo's Ruth. They make me smile too.
    Have a nice weekend

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  39. Very nice shots! Such a fun challenge to try and capture butterflies and birds on camera!

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  40. I enjoyed reading about your outing with your camera at this lovely mash with so many beautiful photo opps. I love them all and the last shot is a perfect capture.
    And I just love your header with that sweet adorable Hummer. Makes me smile. Thank you Ruth.
    God Bless You and have a wonderful rest of the week, and thank you for your visit.
    Dianne :)

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Ruth