This Ring-Necked Duck was swimming through Spring Bayou when I arrived to get some early morning pictures.
Laying in Wait
A Robin On The Lawn
Swim At Your Own Risk
Dragonfly in Dry Grass
“Don’t walk through that tall grass,” my Uncle warned. “It’s full of chiggers.” I decided to go anyway; there were some lovely wildflowers I wanted to shoot and I’ve survived worse than a few chigger bites. Two weeks later my ankles finally stopped itching. The wildflower shots were okay but this dragonfly made the itching worth it. If I didn’t know better I would sweat it’s actually smiling.
This resident of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana, freely mingles with visitors. Earlier in the day I photographed the peacock with his tail spread wide but that image seemed too cliche. Later during our visit he hopped up on a nearby wall. Looking at the front of the peacock, rather than focusing on his well known tail feathers I was amazed by the deep blue plumage covering most of its body.