A Robin On The Lawn

Photograph of An American Robin

While photographing flowers in the early morning light, I spotted this American Robin.  It was hunting in the lawn, as robins typically do.  I captured this image while it briefly paused to survey its surroundings.

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

We were waiting for the ferry to take us across the river and the kids wanted to go to the upper deck.  When we finished climbing the stairs I noticed several Laughing Gulls hanging out on a rooftop just a little above eye level.

Dragonfly in Dry Grass

photograph of a green dragonfly in dry, brown 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.


Photograph of a Male Peacock

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.