Thursday, May 14, 2015

Great Egret does a high five

How about a high five?

You always see egrets standing on their legs and rarely see them using them for anything else.  In this case, the Great Egret is getting ready to do some scratching.  It does, however, look like he's doing a high five.

The shot is from a small bayou at the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fishing the falls near Seattle

I took this shot several years ago when we were up near Seattle.  I didn't  take this guy long to get a bite at this waterfall fishing hole.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Flower opens for business


Some flowers seem to hide their pollen and nectar displays down deep in a petal tunnel.  Not this one. It's open for business - clearly visible from all directions.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Louisville iron bridges by the dawn's early light

A view of bridges over the Ohio River in Louisville Kentucky in the dawn light. We were there a few years ago for a Iron Man competition our son was in.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Glacier calving is caught in photo

This is a somewhat close-up view of a glacier as it meets the water from our recent Alaskan trip.  The big blue columns of ice form a wall at the water's edge.  The best I could estimate the size is that the columns are about 200 to 300 feet high.  Periodically, a sliver will fall into the water and create a big splash. You can see that splash at the bottom center of the photo -- I think that splash is about 30-50 feet high.  The process is called calving.