Sunday, April 15, 2012

Local Haunts and Their Offerings...

I am always appreciative of what is offered me while out on my walks. For me, it's usually who sees who first and as luck would have it, being at the right place at the right time.

A Canadian Goose is alerted to my presence...

This Northern Cardinal was following my every move...

A Great Blue Heron fishing for breakfast...

A Great Blue Heron Rookery, there will be young ones soon...

Spring temperatures bring an early lily pad...

The backside of a large Snapping Turtle, I thought I should try get a shot before it disappeared...

She stayed put long enough for me to get closer...

Oops, too close...
A Grey Squirrel...

A Kingbird sets long enough for a shot...

Three female Mergansers preen and lounge...

A submerged Snapping Turtle swims to the edge of the pond...
Hello...
A Wild Turkey...

Spring brings out the best...

A young Whitetail looks at me looking at her...

The end of a day left me with this sight...

Coming out of the woods and looking across the field I saw these two Whitetail...
A Groundhog giving me the eyeball...

A Killdeer...
A Great Blue Heron sets at its nest at the rookery...
 

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness! these are beautiful! and such a great variety of wildlife all around you! i'd have been happy to post 2 of these shots, maybe 3. you have a whole week's (or more) posts in one!

Tammy said...

What a great variety of subjects! Your photos are great! The Snapping Turtle is an interesting looking creature!

Larry Ostby said...

Hey T. thanks. I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I woud catch up a little.

Hi Tammy, thank you. Kind of prehistoric don't you think. Kind of like your Florida gators.

✿⊰♥⊱ FRANCE ✿⊰♥ said...

BRAVO des photos sublimes
la nature est si belle chez vous

Bob Bushell said...

Great offerings Larry, they are beautiful, yes, all of them.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Larry, once again you have me in awe of your stunning and amazing photos!!! You're right about being at the right place at the right time for that perfect picture and I'll add READY to take it, and being patient sometimes helps too!

I hope you're doing well, and I hope your week is off to a good start!!

Larry Ostby said...

FRANCE, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

Thank you Bob :)

Kim, thank you. Still working on that patient thing :)

Julie G. said...

What a fantastic variety of wildlife! Gorgeous nature photography, Larry! This wonderful post put a big smile on my face. It seems like you are a wildlife magnet. Everyone comes out of the woods and water to see you. Fabulous post!

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Julie.