Week 43 – Judy

Week 42

Went for a drive to Kenansville. Kenansville is a very small town with acres and acres of nearly nothing surrounding it along a two lane seldomly traveled road.  Spotted this Bald Eagle as we were driving down one of the dirt roads off the paved road. There were two birds, but of course one flew off before I could get a photo. This one flew off just after getting this one photo. Such beautiful birds! It’s easy to see why this bird was chosen as our national bird.

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Week 42 – Judy

Week 41

Sorry I skipped a week…life has been challenging lately. But, I got this cute photo of a manatee a few days ago. When it’s cold here in sunny Florida, the manatees accumulate in the swallow canals where the water is warmer. This guy was laying on his back just chillin…actually trying not to chill :-). I want to thank my no wimpy girlfriends for being patience with me.

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Week 41 – Becky

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Frog

WOW I am so behind with my weekly photos.  Anyway I was monitoring the Chryalis (week 40 post) in hopes of catching the butterfly emerging.  I checked on it for 3 weeks.  Went to do something else for 15 minutes and the butterfly emerged with out me 😦

So I ended getting a photo of this frog on the bark.  Applied Topaz Adjust to make it tiny bit more interesting.  Shot with IPhone 6.

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Week 40 – Becky

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Chryalis of Gulf Fritillary

While examining our gardenia I noticed this Chryalis.  Checked it out online and found it to belong to the Gulf Fritillary butterfly.  It was so cool to watch it move.  Maybe I will get lucky and catch it coming out.  Shot with the Olympus TG4 on microscope mode zoomed in.  Settings were f4.9,1/100sec/18mm/iso800.

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Week 39 – Becky

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Lying in wait

These spider’s web blended in well with the surroundings.  I did not realize there was a spider there until I positioned myself at a different angle.  I am in a black and white mood it seems.  This is the third black and white photo I have submitted.  I boost the contrast using curves in Photoshop, sharpened, converted B/W.  Shot with the Olympus TG4.  settings f4.9, 1/400sec, iso250, 18mm.

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Week 39 – Judy

Week 39

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me two Sandhill Cranes…well, not quite the birds in the song, but I love our two resident Sandhill Cranes. They were just relaxing in our front yard enjoying our beautiful Winter weather while I snapped a few photos of them.

My settings were ISO 100, f/8, 1/400 sec at 236mm (70 – 300mm). Applied some cropping and cloned out a couple of highlighted areas.

 

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