Reflections

I find myself in a reflection time of life in two ways. First, I am drawn to memories of days gone by. Second, images of life and nature that are more abstract seem to now draw my eye.

Pat and I traveled gravel roads for more than 3 hours on Thursday. We saw lots of turkeys (including a tom having his way with a member of his harem) and 10-12 deer. One of our photo stops was on a bridge over a gently meandering stream. This splash rope had a Norman Rockwell type of reflection.

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These other photos are more abstract reflections of the shoreline and trees. I hope you can sense the quiet beauty in these shifting waters.

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Trees

oak

Maple Leaves

shoreline

Shoreline

Fine Feathered Friends

I have hundreds of pictures of feathered wildlife, taken from around the country. These are some of my favorites. I enjoy taking wildlife photos.  There is skill and thrill without the kill. There is also the luck of being in the right place at the right time. I was going to rank these, but struggled. I need your help. Which image is your favorite? Tell me why, if you have a reason.

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Everglades

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Eveerglades

australian

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Michigan

white

Everglades

spoonbill

Everglades

redwing

Jackson, Michigan

owl

John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, Michigan

p2

Naples, Florida

geese

Jackson County, Michigan

bbird

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Tennessee

trumpeters

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Michigan

pheasant

Jackson County, Michigan

sandhill

Jackson, Michigan

eagle toledo

Toledo Zoo, Toledo, Ohio

 

Big Red

These four photos are of Big Red, an iconic lighthouse in Holland, Michigan. The current structure is over 100 years old and is now more of a monument than a functioning lighthouse. You can read more of the history by Googling “Big Red”. The last two pictures use a special camera setting to get the watercolor effect (pun intended).

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