Adrift in an Abstract Sea

I spotted this Mallard duck today as it floated along in what seemed to be an abstract painting with colors spilling out all around. The sun peaked through the surrounding Autumn foliage lighting up the neon green of the bird’s head and neck while the reflections of the environment were washed away in the ripples.

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Just Passing Through

I spotted this Monarch butterfly as it was passing through during its Autumn migration south. It spent several minutes enjoying the flowers as I was fortunate enough to have been there with my camera.

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Evidence of Beauty

A Blue Jay left evidence of its beauty in the form of a feather I found yesterday. I saw one fly overhead close by before noticing the feather a few minutes later.

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Family Swim

I found these ducklings swimming with their mother on a local waterway. Most of the time they were following her, but there were moments like this when they seemed to lead the way 🙂

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Beauty in the Details

Looking through my files I found this image of an American Kestrel I took a while ago. Getting in close enough to see the beauty in the details of its feathers, the subtle coloring, etc. makes this one special to me. Hope you enjoy seeing it as well 🙂

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Great Blue

Great Blue Herons are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I was especially happy to be close enough to photograph this one in flight.

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Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year here in Michigan had plenty of sunshine as this Tiger Swallowtail butterfly demonstrated, soaking up the sun and nectar from flowers in a local field I discovered.

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Burst of Orange

This male Baltimore Oriole discovered some pieces of fruit in the suet cake I had placed outside recently. Its burst of orange feathers caught my eye and moments later I was photographing him as he enjoyed a snack. The coloring was bright and vivid adding beauty to the day.

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Red-bellied

I had placed an orange outside to see what birds might be drawn to it. To my surprise, a Red-bellied Woodpecker took some interest. Its red head and patterned back along with the subtle, but unique, coloring of its belly made for a beautiful sight 🙂

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Look Ma, No Wings!

I found this pair of birds today ( House Finches? ) as one was showing off, speeding through the air without the use of its wings. Of course that was just for the split second I froze the moment with my camera 🙂

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