OMG, I finished the 52 week challenge!
Hope you enjoy this peahen and peacock. Although I have tried to photograph these birds several times, they haven’t made it easy for me. They love to feed in shaded areas and move their heads quickly as they feed. It never fails that they display when I don’t have a camera or don’t have it out. As soon as I am ready, there is no more displaying.
Enjoy the photos and thank you so much for viewing my pictures this year and sticking with me with encouraging comments and Likes. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Sue E. Sanborn
There are lots of items that could be use for this topic of toys. My husband suggested that he pull out his lead soldiers that he played with as a child. There are all kinds of children’s toys. Men have the most toys though. Below I have posted a few of the real old toys.
These next two photos are of old irrigation heads. I have never seen anything like this actually in use. It looks like these were made from different gears and pullies to create an irrigation head.
Someone had to enjoy creating these two works of art. That is why they call them toys!
These letters were found boldly displayed on the inside of this business’s building as a way to identify locations and give directions. A perfect opportunity for me to use these for the letter theme.
This is a Black & White photo was taken in downtown Bradenton. Obviously, this wasn’t take from shooting in our overhead skies. There is a bit of a twist to getting this shot. A number of other photographers and myself were in the Bradenton planetarium, which is in downtown Bradenton. It’s a picture of Saturn. Well, several pictures of Saturn, in one shot. For me, a bit of a challenge shooting in the dark, but still lots of fun.
This photo I believe tells a wonderful story of family and feeding that the family.
Tell a Story
In the Park
This fawn jumped up for a few minutes before hiding again. She will rest until the Mother picks her back up at the end of the day.
The “Z” tree is one of the most photographed trees in the Everglades National Park. In fact I recently purchased an Everglades book where this tree was featured on the front cover.
Straight Out of the Camera
It is always fun to photograph at Jungle Gardens. At the same time it can be frustrating trying to find a good background for these birds. There are a few places in the picture that I would prefer to cleanup to make this a better photograph.
Patriotism can be seen in many places, as well as displayed in different ways. This truck was parked on the street in the Dominican Republic.
Some of you might have had a mother like mine who often said “Don’t slam the door!”
When this man awakes from his nap he will likely slam his car door before driving away.
Slamming car doors can be very loud, especially when it occurs in the woods or wilderness. It often scares birds and wildlife before a word can be uttered. Be aware of your actions.
My goal for this 52 week challenge is to complete the challenge on time. To accomplish this task, I have to double up two themes for the next three weeks. To make this a bit easier for all of us, I won’t double post during the week, but include two topics in the one weekly post.
Thank you for sticking with me during this year and providing some wonderful comments and likes. It has been a very nice learning experience.
This first picture is an alligator that I photographed at The Alligator Farm in St. Augustine. If you have been there you know that don’t live alone, but have many pen mates. Had to do some photoshopping to remove other gators from this photo. They have some old time alligators there for sure.
This alligator photo below was taken from a boat on the Silver Springs River. He clearly thought that he was going to get some food from us and soon became disappointed and swam away. Maybe not so old, but old enough!
This Anhinga had it’s mouth full for sure in it’s attempted to swallow this fish. It’s mouth may have been watering, but it’s eyes were bigger than it’s mouth. After struggling with this fish for more than 15 to 20 minutes, it finally gave up on trying to eat it. It certainly must have been a disappointment.