It is the end of the "wildlife" week, and the deer, or any other fuzzy animals besides a rabbit, have failed to appear, so I went to the most reliable animal photo subject I know: Zebs. I found him frolicking with Giraffe in the side yard...
The days of me "hitting the path" are almost over, so I headed out today to clear my head and look for critters.
Yesterday, while my car was getting worked on, I had an hour to kill at a park. This duck and I had lots of fun. He was trying to snooze in the morning light, but patiently let me take numerous pics of him. (see the reflection in his eye!) It was a very still, slightly overcast morning. Just lovely. I wish you could hear the chorus of frogs that was resounding around the area!
of course the water scenes were lovely too - and perfect for our "reflections" theme this week!
A revisit to one of the herds to explore reflections on their shiny coats. This lady is a beautiful all black cow, standing next to one of her herd mates who has a few white patches. The bright sun today really showed off their coats.
Below are a couple other photos from today of other herd members
This is Bob my Step-dad... or as I prefer, my "Adult Dad". My "Kid Dad" passed away when I was 19, so Bob has been around all my adult life. He has Parkinson's Disease now and is in a nursing home. Yesterday I took him to the church service in the nursing home. I think he is reflecting on what is his future, and I am reflecting on what is our past.
I shot this during the service, discreetly, with my phone sitting on my lap. Perhaps not the best of decorum, but I am glad I did it. I was very pleased with the accidental crop when I finally go to look at it. The nursing home is in a very Norwegian town, and the wall decor is a viking ship and a map of Norway. The sign on the wall reads:
"The ship of the king is sailing from the earth to the heavenly land."
I am back making some future fabric patterns from a picture I took in the mirror. The little photo below is where these started, and then moved through Gimp and PicMonkey to get where they are now. The upper one I can see as a "whole cloth quilt (of course embellished and such) and the bottom as fabric pattern for a garment. I can't wait to do more of these!
This is the last day for the "motion" theme so I went with two pretty different takes on this. This first one (above) is the soft motion of the seeds taking flight from this weed. Off into the evening sky...
While below, near the earth, a group of ants was diligently working on an evening meal or two. They had some bug surrounded and were doing who knows what, but they were way to busy to worry about my presence.
It is that dreaded date of Friday the thirteenth, so to counter that I am posting this four leaf clover I found in our yard! The sun was shinning on it and I zoomed it to take a look!
In keeping with the continuing theme of motion, I went and experimented with the wind in the grasses. Here are a couple of those experiments... I am actually starting to understand the relationship between the aperture, shutter and zoom... sort of.
It has been a long couple of days, and I am tired and exhausted, but did my clicks for the day....
The theme of motion is shown here through the lens of my cell phone and the HDR Pro app. I threw a ball down the stairs and made the swing do its swinging thing... so much for that. Tomorrow is another day!
And on to another theme: Motion. This harkens back to some of my previous intentional blur experiments. But I am also
trying some new things!
What with having garage sales, and hauling a load from WI to VA, life has been busy this month. I have managed to continue my photo a day on our group page, but haven't been posting them here regularly, so this and my next post will be to get you all caught up on the latest two themes and photos!
This group is from out theme of "redo, revisit or re-edit"- A reprieve of sorts to go back for a "do-over" or "do-again" of your choosing. So have a scroll through and catch up on the fantastic Spring we have been having! (AND be sure not to give up on me before you get to the last two photos - worth the scroll!!)