Lilacs, Grosbeaks And Some Other Stuff.
Wasn’t able to get out with my camera today, except for a short hike to watch the sunset. That didn’t work out because of the clouds that moved in. Was still nice to be out in the woods with the fresh greens of Spring adorning the trees.
I was lucky these past two days to video the snapping turtles and raccoon and didn’t have time to upload some other photographs of some cool “stuff’. I was fortunate to take a trip to the Antarctic aboard the National Geographic Explorer. And even more awesome, the late Neil Armstrong traveled with us. It was an amazing trip. But back to this post, a noted National Geographic Photographer told us all we had to do to take great photographs is to stand in front of great “stuff” Very good advice.
So yesterday and Sunday I followed that advice. On Sunday I stood in front of the beautiful rose-breasted grosbeak featured above. There were two of them so I am hoping they are nesting in my area and not just passing through. Here is a link to some more photographs of this colorful bird. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/birds-of-pennsylvania/nggallery/birds-of-pennsylvania/rose-breasted-grosbeak
And yesterday, before the raccoon showed up for dinner I had my macro lens out and stood in front of some beautiful and very sweet smelling lilacs. I was able to find purple, pink and white varieties. And also took some other photos with my macro lens. It hard not to take good pictures this time of year when everything is so beautiful. In other words, there is a lot of good “stuff” out there in the Spring. Here is the link to some more photographs I took yesterday. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/macro-walk-may-11-2015