Archive for August, 2017

First Look Photo: Animal in Motion

August 30, 2017

After trying to get a solid shot of an animal that is sharp, but conveys motion, I finally got one while panning a squirrel running, on a fence.

Running Squirrel

Photo Friday: Taking Flight

August 25, 2017

There’s no doubt great egrets are beautiful, but with a wingspan of 1.7 meters they look even more amazing.

Taking off

First Look Photo: End of the Line

August 23, 2017

I love those photographs that show the natural world interacting with the human world. It amazes me how nature has adapted to changes humans have brought into their areas, like this bird sparrow on an end of railroad tracks.

End of the Line

Special Edition Photo: Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Here is the current level of the eclipse in Portland.  I just thought it would be interesting.

Eclipse

Photo Friday: Eye Level to a Slug

August 18, 2017

Living in Maine, I’ve seen a lot of leopard slugs, but it’s always from a standing position.  One thing I never knew about them is they have a hole on their side called the pneumostome which is what land slugs and snails use to breath.  In order to see this breathing hole I had to get close to eye level.  That is where today’s picture is from; on my stomach, next to a slug.

Leopard Slug pneumostome

First Look Photo: Blooming Thistle

August 16, 2017

This is the time of the year when thistles become really beautiful.

Blooming Thistle

Photo Friday: Seeds of Greatness

August 11, 2017

I am always amazed by something so small, becoming something so large; just like how these small acorns with their potential to become a beautiful tree.

Acorns

First Look Photo: Worth Sharing

August 9, 2017

I took today’s photo on my way in to work.  Raccoons are so cute, I can’t resist sharing.

racoon

Photo Friday: On the Brink

August 4, 2017

Recently, I read a list of animals on the brink of extinction, and on this list was the beautiful monarch butterfly.  The reason they gave was a fake science started by a psychiatrist as a social experiment, and pushed by liberal, tree hugging, nut jobs like Al Gore.  Of course, I’m talking about “global warming”, but this is neither a political blog, nor a “fake news” blog, so let’s move on.

As soon as I saw them on the list, I began looking, and of course I found this female monarch.  She was resting in a tree long enough for me to get a couple of shots in.

Monarch Butterfly

First Look Photo: You Can’t See Me

August 2, 2017

I love the way nature camouflages animals, like this little toad trying to hide from me on the path.

Hiding toad