Last Saturday, we took a short hike to catch some of the fall colors and I saw this leaf that had both lines and patterns, as well as a little bit of fall color !
This is just a fun post. I don’t normally post camera pix or ones of me – but this one is different. We attended the Old Dominion University game Saturday and I got to pose with this famous dog. His owner grooms him to look like ODU’s mascot – a monarch lion. What made him famous was that a few months ago he was spotted walking down a street near our zoo and the 911 dispatchers were getting calls of a baby lion on the loose. So if interested here’s the story
For our 41st anniversary – we took a trip to Scotland Neck, VA (about 90 minutes from home) to visit Sylvan Heights Bird Park. This particular duck (White Winged Wood Duck) is extremely endangered and they have a breeding program at the park. If interested, you can read more about the duck and the park by following this link – http://shwpark.com/white-winged-wood-duck-breeding-program.html
While vacationing on Hatteras Island, we found this beautiful intact large conch shell. A look inside reveals the ocean from which it came.
Impatiens flowers are pretty small but with a macro lens you can really get close and see the world in the center of the flower. It’s amazing how I could not see all of this with my eye, but through photography, we see something new. I think that’s why I used to love microscope work when I worked in the clinical laboratory many years ago.
Rather than take pictures of flowers from the front – I placed my camera under the flower to get pictures of the flower underneath. This was challenging since I don’t have a swivel screen on the camera and could not tell if I had the picture composed since I could not look through the view finder. Kind of a fun exercise to try!!!