We spent a week in Aruba last year, and I watched the individual feathers on the wings of brown pelicans flying near the beach. I zoomed in on all these shots, but sometimes there were people near theses birds! I just love the different ways they use their wings and their feet, and in some you can see into their eye.
At the 11th second into the 12th second, a frog skips across the water surface 4 times, leaving spots just like a flat stone was skipped! If you download and freeze it, and just move back and forth across that one second you can see the dots form. That's what I did to get the still photo that goes with this post.
We met this frog recently, and the toad much earlier in the summer, but I liked both their faces. Am also adding a tadpole, which was swimming around when we saw the Big Frog.
I had never seen this kind of caterpillar before, so it really struck me when it showed up on our hike in NH. It is an American Dagger Moth Caterpillar, it turns out. This video shows it moving - at the end it is quite undulating!
My offspring found this insect on our car and knew it was the kind of creature I might like to try to take a picture of. What struck me the most was the size of the "eyes" and then the clarity of the golden wings in this shot. What a face!
We went on a whale watch and saw multiple whales, including a mother and calf. I was struck by form and texture in general, particularly the swaths of smooth and bumps.
This Robin set up a nest just outside our home. I took these pictures through the bathroom window. The little ones just sit there with their mouths WIDE open, blind, waiting for food to drop from the sky. They look like tulips!
Momma bird gets a little upset when we walk out the back door, but she yells at us less and doesn't fly as far away anymore. She came back to feed them while we were watching from inside.
What I liked about this picture most was all the different positions of the birds' wings as they zoomed past the pier.
Forget about the cold...on a business trip in Florida I got up and saw the sunrise, along with a few birds.