Oh Deer, Don’t Make Faces

This young buck caught me trying to sneak out onto the patio to make his “portrait” back on 5/10/2011.  I’m not so sure that he was in the mood to have his photograph taken.  First, he stuck his tongue out at me, and then it looked as if he was trying to tell me something, but I just couldn’t read his lips.  The last photo shows a doe that posed for the portrait quite nicely.  It does seem that girls don’t mind having their photos taken as much as guys do.

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A Visit from a Fox Squirrel

We don’t get too many visits from squirrels at our house since the woods are quite a distance away.  This fox squirrel came and looked around on May 10, 2011, and I was glad to be able to capture a few images before he left.  I just love the warm color on his underside.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen this kind of coloration.

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Lightning Storm Marathon

I could hardly believe the lightning storm that we had here yesterday (May 26, 2011).  It started out quite small, around 8:50 pm.  By 9:30, the interval between flashes was about 1 minute, and the thunder booms were becoming a bit disturbing for my daughter Hannah and a friend of hers who was staying the night.  After quite a while of this, I decided it was time to open the door and see if I could see any of the “bolts”.  As soon as I opened the door, I saw a quick bolt of lighting across the river and immediately heard the loudest boom of the night (so far).  I quickly grabbed my camera, and decided to try to capture a few.  Now, thinking that and actually succeeding at it are two different things entirely.  I patiently waited, and continued to shoot each time any amount of lightning flash occurred.  After about 15 minutes, I finally captured one.  I continued to shoot for almost 45 minutes, and shot over 500 images.  I was able to get quite a few, but MANY of them were only partial bolts, lit-up sky, or even nothing at all.  Below are a few of the ones that I did capture.  The last shot at the bottom is of the neighbor’s house, taken at 10:00 pm, and it almost looks like it is daytime.  Pretty cool.  The lightning marathon continued to almost midnight, lasting about 3 hours.  Enjoy, and let me know which one you like best.

Portrait Lighting

Portrait Lighting

 Portrait Lighting

Portrait Lighting

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Hogan – The READER

Hogan LOVES to read.  Not just LIKES to read.  He LOVES to read.  He is such a fast reader also, something I never was.  He’s got that “stick to it” attitude that I love, and I know he has already more books in the past year than I have read my entire life.  Keep it up Hogan!

This is a good shot of him reading outside on Saturday morning, April 30, 2011.

Kids Portraits

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