Sunday, August 6, 2017

May I Share My Photography With You?

I am afraid this week has seen no quilting or piecing of any kind.   It's been very hot and I have not been motivated to drag out all my stuff in our tiny little trailer to work on it, knowing I have to pack it all up again.  I know this is supposed to be a quilting blog and I promise I will be blogging about quilting again very soon!

Not long ago I shared a few pictures with a fellow quilt blogging friend that I have taken in an effort to create a nice collection of nature photos.  She suggested I do a blog post with them so I decided I would.  I'm still learning and there are so many things I don't know how to do yet but I do enjoy trying to take a good picture.  Most of these pictures were taken in the Owyhee Mountains of southern Idaho.

1.  Mr. Lizard sunning himself.  I love those blue scales on his back!

2.  Distant shot showing his good camouflage.  If you didn't know he was there and intentionally looking for him, you might walk right by him.

3.  Another great critter good at camouflage.  Can you see him?  The only reason I was able to get this picture was because I saw him running to hide and watched very carefully where he went.  I slowly got as close as I could and it took me quite a while to actually see him even though I knew he was there !   Isn't his coloring amazing?  Master of disguise!

4.  Here's a better picture to get an idea of what they really look like.  This is a different bunny but the same species.

5.  And another shot showing why they are called cottontails!  Hard to get a good clear shot when they are moving so fast!

6.  Enough of brown already!  I need some color now!    The red flowers are called Indian Paintbrush.


7.  Fuzzy catepillar

8. Ground Squirrel on the alert


9.  I put the horse in the picture to give an idea of the scale of these cliffs.

10.  This picture turned out a little fuzzy but I couldn't resist that beautiful morning light.


11.  Bull snake!

Don't worry, he's not poisonous.  (that's my father-in-law)

12. Baby horned owl found in the rafters of my father-in-laws shop.  He was keeping a close eye on me!  If you're able to zoom in at all, look at his tiny lower eyelash feathers.   Interesting!


13. My daughter holding a baby lizard.

The following was taken at the zoo yesterday.  There was this gorgeous blue butterfly that was extremely hard to get a picture of the blue part of his wings.  When he lands he looks like this and then rarely opens his wings.

Finally caught one that landed on my daughter-in-law's foot and caught a picture of it just as it was taking off.

So I hope to have more pictures to add to this album and will share them here now and then if that is ok?

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20 comments:

Paige said...

Share you photos anytime, Janice! They are all beautiful! Well, maybe not the snake!

Kate said...

Beautiful photos. I love that last butterfly shot! Those critters are really hard to capture in a photo.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the nature photos - I always say there is more to us as quilters then just quilts - love to see the quilters life also. Don't you love how lizards of that color blend in so well

Tish Stemple said...

These are beautiful pictures! I'm so glad you shared them with us.

Lorinda Davis said...

I love your photos! I especially liked the one where you can barely find the rabbit- such a good hider. Thanks for sharing your photography with us!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Wow Janice, your pics are wonderful, you are multi talented. Thank you for sharing.

Louise said...

Gorgeous photos!! I'm so glad you decided to share :) One of the things I love most about our boating life is how close we get to some interesting animals and birds. But you've capture things with your camera that I could never see. Those eye lashes! Those blues! Stunning.

Kathy said...

Nice pictures! Yes absolutely, continuing sharing. Hey, it's your blog!!

Mary Ann said...

Enjoy seeing these photos. I follow you by email. I love buying the Target Club Pick books. I just finished The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Another one, The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert.

KaHolly said...

Some magnificent captures of all things camouflaged, including the Blue Morph Butterfly!

Barb Neiwert said...

I LOVE seeing the world around you, so please do share away to your heart's content! Past years we've had a bull snake living in our gardens, but I haven't run across him yet this year (and I'm okay with that, lol!).

Lorraine Coxson said...

You are so talented

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

THose are amazing! I LOVE that horned owl!! Share more - we get inspiration from lots of different places - and photos are one of them!

Vicki in MN said...

Loved all the pic's except 2-the snakes-I am deathly afraid of them. Next time give me more warning so I don't look at them!!!!!!!! You are getting some wonderful shots of nature at it's best. What kind of camera did you use? Point and shoot or are you doing all kinds of fancy things?

Jen said...

Oh I just love these photos! You have so many talents!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. If someone says you can't share them here, don't listen. :)

Preeti said...

Oh my goodness, Janice. where do you live? Love all your pictures but the one with the horse is my favorite. It is humbling. Keep clicking and sharing :-)

Quiltblocksandmore said...

Love your photos! Thanks for sharing!

PaulaB quilts said...

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos. Please keep it up. I don't get out as much as I'd like to and really enjoy those close ups. It took me about five minutes to find the rabbit. However, I've seen rabbits in our garden that are invisible because they can stay motionless so long.

LA Paylor said...

I get your posts by email so I don't always come over to comment. Had to let you know I love your photos. The owl's eyelashes, the baby lizzard, the last toe butterfly shot! I thought it must not be poisonous of your FIL would have dropped his drink!!! LeeAnna

Janice Holton said...

Hi LeeAnna, I'm so happy you did! And thrilled that you enjoyed my photos. I LOVE hearing from other bloggers out there. Did you know you are a no-reply commenter? I normally respond via e-mail but I couldn't with you. Thanks again for stopping by!