Spring goose

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I really love these photos. Several mornings last week I took a photo walks shortly after sunrise. It was cold every time. On this day, I saw two geese, slowly floating, or swimming if you will. I took a couple photos of them, then suddenly they took off. I focused my camera on the lead goose and captured several photos as they ‘honked’ and flew away. These are the two best shots. Enjoy.  

~ Rick


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A second chance

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I posted a photo of two eastern bluebirds a few days ago. I went back to the same spot the next day, and the male bluebird was still there. This time, I was able to get a much better photo. He is beautiful and a real gift. Amazing. 

We don’t often get a second chance, but when given another shot, take it.   

~ Rick


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A sparrow

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Have you ever felt like this sparrow? He appeared so alone. He pulled up a spot on this fence, and just sat there alone. I think we all have days like the one he is having .. where we feel a little blue and struggle to survive. The elements were not being real nice to our friend either. The wind left him a little blown. I think we often beat ourselves up while blaming everyone else. 

What you don’t see in this photo is reality. It was the dawn of a beautiful spring day. The temperature was climbing quickly, and two geese were taking a morning swim across the water.  Sometimes it’s hard to see the beauty of the world around us when we are deep in self-doubt and feelings of frustation.

Look around and take it all in! Beauty is all around you - stop and enjoy it for just a short time. It will change your outlook.  

~ Rick


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Eastern Bluebird

I spotted these lovebirds while hiking around on a brisk spring morning. They are not actually ‘lovebirds’. They are just a couple of Eastern Bluebirds that happen to a ‘happy couple’. The male is very colorful, and they are both beautiful. 

Teresa and I were actually setting in her SUV, when I spotted him. At fist, I thought it was a sparrow, until I focused my camera on him. The photo is slightly out of focus. In fact, every shot I took of him was slightly out of focus. Not far from that spot, I took the photo of his mate (my assumption since the are monogamous). 

I read that the Eastern Birdbird Numbers are declining due to competition for nesting sites from field sparrows and starlings (iBird Pro). I love it. 

 ~ Rick

 A Female Eastern Bluebird

A Female Eastern Bluebird

 The other half .. mail Eastern Bludbird 

The other half .. mail Eastern Bludbird 


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Hungry, hungry squirrels

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Spring has arrived and the squarrels are very active. I was in my Mini, driving across this narrow bridge at Garbry Big Woods when I saw something moving in what was otherwise a barren tree. Normally, the squirrels take off before I can take a photo. This guy was more interested in the nuts or whatever he was chewing on. He ignored me and my car, so I sit there taking several photos, and then drove off. 

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The second squirrel was at Yosemite where we saw him on a hike. Teresa snapped this photo before my eyes could even locate him. He was less forgiving of our intrusion, and hopped, skipped and just flat out ran to the nearest tree.  

I see a squirrel almost every day. They are very common. I love their curiosity. They are fun to watch.  

~ Rick


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©2018 Rick Cartwright