Monthly Archives: May 2013

Goldfinch in Sycamore

photograph of a gold finch in a sycamore treeThis gold finch, in winter plumage, was feasting on the seeds of a sycamore tree near the James River.  It was rather far away and very high up in the tree but I was able to zoom in and crop the photo to produce this image.

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Gray Squirrel 2

photograph of a squirrel eating seeds

This gray squirrel came by to get in on the action as birds were dropping seeds from my backyard feeder.


Three Amigos

photograph of three painted turtles on a log in a swamp

These painted turtles remind me of three friends posing for a portrait.  They were basking in the sun, soaking up some solar energy in the Great Dismal Swamp when I took this photo.


Buttercup

photograph of a buttercup flower

A simple buttercup grew in a patch of grass along the trail I was hiking.  After stopping to take photos of something more compelling, I noticed this flower and thought it deserved a little attention.


Tiny Forest

photograph of moss growing on a log in a swamp

The moss and saplings growing from this semi-submerged log make up a tiny little forest of their own.  A microcosm of the world around them.


Meerkat 1

photograph of a meerkat

This meerkat and its friends were digging in their sandy enclosure at the Metro Richmond Zoo when we visited in early April.


Tri-Colored Pine Cone

photograph of a pinecone

I’m not much of a pine cone photographer (is there such a thing?) but the colors on this cone really caught my eye.  It grew from the branch of a fallen tree that was clearly still very much alive.