Slight, gorgeous and swift, they just bring a smile to your face. They have also gotten me interested in taking more pictures of birds in the wild. On Saturday, I visited Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake in Casscoe for a hummingbird banding program. The center’s front yard was literally filled with the little birds flying from feeder to feeder and flower to flower. Here are some of the pictures I took:
A few weeks back, I bought a hanging plant that I found on sale while shopping with my parents. I was convinced that I could keep it alive — it only lasted a week before it began wilting from neglect and overwhelming heat.
I’ve tried to do better since and, finally, the work is paying off. The first flower since the plant’s near death experience has bloomed.
It’s been a great week for photo opportunities. While at my interview on cat neglect, I got to meet about 10 kittens who were full of energy and cute as a button. Today, I passed a field of sunflowers on my way to and from quorum court in Dewitt. It doesn’t get any better than that. 😀
I’m obsessed with flowers this year. I can’t get enough of the blooms and taking pictures of the ones I find as well — and there are plenty to take pictures of. This week, I found these flowers while heading for an interview in Keo, a nearby town.
Another subject that I love to shoot this year is wildlife. I found this small beauty while heading back from the White River National Wildlife Refuge.
I officially became a new member of the Stuttgart Lions Club on May 11 with Dave Straus as my sponsor. It was pretty exciting and I have enjoyed my month in it so far. I’m looking forward to participating with the club.
I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.