I took this picture of the pond located at the end of my street this morning. I have a direct view of the golf course from my driveway. My favorite time to visit the pond to try to capture pictures of birds and critters is first thing in the morning before all the golfers arrive.
I have tried and tried to get good pictures of the turtles that hang out in the pond in the cul-de-sac on my street. I am pretty sure they are Florida red bellied cooters based on their striped eyes. They tend to just peek their noses out, I’ve yet to capture one out of the water. I was pleasantly surprised to see that while I still did not get much of this turtle, I did manage to get a red dragonfly landing on his nose (and in the reflection)!
I photographed this Great Blue Heron today in the pond at the cul de sac in my neighborhood. Since I was born in Buffalo and spent the first 34 years of my life there, I never stop being amazed at seeing beautiful birds like this when I walk out of my door to go to the mailbox. I have photographed the Great Blue Heron many times before but I especially like the colors captured on this one and how close I was able to get. This photo hasn’t been cropped.
The palm trees in the front of my house provided me with a way to attempt a Starburst. While it certainly isn’t the best starburst out there, I was happy to see it actually looks like three. I think I should of worn last year’s eclipse glasses while attempting this challenge!
This pile of leaves can be found right by my driveway. It’s a pretty boring subject but fills the “dried” category. I amped up the color to try to make it more interesting.
Just got back from Stormville, NY where I spent Christmas with my sisters celebrating my mom’s 75th birthday on Christmas Eve. We had a white Christmas Eve with the snow disappearing right around lunch time. Before it melted, I took a picture of the road outside my sister’s house. I like the way the road leads my eye to the mail box. I used to have this kind of mailbox growing up and still remember how much I loved to run down and check for holiday mail (cards, gifts, catalogs) in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays fellow LWRDCP bloggers. I got an early Christmas present from my husband, an iPhone 10s. Here is my Goldendoodle Bergy with the camera in portrait mode set to f/8. Studio lighting was used. One way to keep up with the challenge during the hectic holiday season. Off to New York where I hope to capture great shots for some of the other themes.