Tag Archives: brown

Coconut Husk

Photography by Doug Couvillion: A mostly emptied half of a coconut husk laying on the ground

Sometimes seemingly random items catch my eye.  When I noticed this open coconut laying on the ground something drew me to it.  Maybe it was the contrast of textures and colors?  The rough, fibers of the husk surround the smooth interior of the coconut shell and the rich brown shell encases the milky white remains of the nut.

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Little Brown Butterfly, I

Photograph of a small, brown butterfly

I haven’t been able to identify this butterfly.  It was at the Butterflies LIVE exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden so it may not be native to the United States.  If anybody knows the species I’d appreciate a comment.


House Finch, Snowy Day, II

photograph of a male house finch on a snowy day

Another male House Finch from the snow we had last week.

 


House Finch, Snowy Day, I

photograph of a male house finch on a snowy day

This weekend we had spring-like temperatures making it hard to believe I took this photo only about a week ago.  This male House Finch made for a colorful subject with the snowy white background.


Old Decking

photograph of old muddy decking with large nails

This was wooden decking may have been part of a boat, long ago.  Now it sits, slowly decaying along the shore of the river.


Ripples And Pebbles

photograph of ripples and rocks in the James River near Richmond, VA

I wanted to capture contrasts in this image.  The bright sunlight filling the upper right corner of the frame versus the dark shadows of the stones.  There’s also the serene, softly moving ripples on the water contrasting with the smooth but fixed and solid stones.

Sometimes we can find our duality in the simplest places.  Without hard there is no soft. Without bright there is no dark.


Damselfly on Ivy

photograph of a damselfly on a leave

This damselfly was patrolling a small, sunny patch of ivy when I encountered it in late August, near Richmond, VA.  It seems like a common species but I haven’t been able to identify it.