While photographing a tree on an island in the James River, I realized there was a Great Blue Heron perched on one of the branches. Pleased the heron was close enough for some zoomed in shots, I took several pictures before it flew away. This was my favorite picture of the bunch.
Like all the other pictures on my blog, you can click on this one to see a larger version of the image.
Here’s another picture of the great blue heron I spotted in a river near Damascus, VA. In case you missed the first photo, you can see it here: https://blog.dougcouvillion.com/2012/07/25/great-blue-heron-taking-flight. The earlier photo was under exposed to account for the brightness of the river. In this photo I increased the exposure to capture more detail of the heron and manually compensated for the glare on the river by editing the image later.
This small frog was hunting insects in my yard one night. To get the picture I used a handheld flashlight and the on camera flash with my camera mounted on a tripod. I think it is a leopard frog. If you believe differently, please let me know.
This hummingbird feeder was literally buzzing with activity. Here you can see three female Ruby Throated Hummingbirds perched on the feeder. They all stopped to look as the male approached from the right.
While walking down a trail at Deep Run Park, in Henrico County, VA, I saw two Eastern Cottontails feeding on vegetation. I took a few picutures at a time and then moved closer. The two rabbits let me get within about 20 yards before they decided it was time to go.