Archive | March 2012

Falling Water Scene

 

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I enjoyed capturing the beauty of flowing water today on the Rabbit River in Hamilton, Michigan. I liked the tonal range of the monochrome I chose for this image.

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Snow in Spring… Snowy Owl

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

It was a great surprise to find a Snowy Owl still around this Spring in West Michigan today. It looked like his claws were ready for hunting, although with the snow gone, he might stand out a bit more than normal with his white feathers.

Mourning Dove

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I noticed this Mourning Dove getting a “bird’s eye view” from its position at the end of someone’s antenna today in West Michigan. It seemed to be calling out to its mate and joined it in flight after I took this photo. The Mourning Dove is a strong flier, capable of speeds of 55 miles per hour. (88km/h).

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Spring Color

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Cardinal resting on a branch near a flowering tree today as the colors of Spring have arrived in West Michigan.

First Dragonfly

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found my first dragonfly of the Spring today in Holland, Michigan. It was a nice sized one coming in at about 4 inches long. Despite it’s size, it was hard to spot as it landed, blending well with it’s surroundings. The sun glistening off it’s wings did help me to find it as I took this photo.

Curious Robin

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This Robin seemed as curious about me taking its picture as I was about it sitting in a tree. I found the colorful bird in Ottawa County, Michigan today.

Sleepy Goose

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this sleepy Canada Goose in Holland, Michigan floating lazily near some reeds late this afternoon. He kept closing his eyes, about to nod off for a nap.

Beauty in the Sky

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I didn’t expect to see this when I glanced up at a beautiful blue sky as I was photographing a Canada Goose in a pond  today, but I was fast enough to get the translucent effect on its wings as the Red Tailed hawk flew with the sun behind it over Holland, Michigan.

Ornamental Bird

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This bird (I believe to be a Common Grackle) appeared to me as an ornament on this evergreen tree today in West Michigan.

Taking Flight

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I captured this image of what I believe to be a Common Grackle, mid-flight today in West Michigan just before the rain arrived.

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