Friday, September 12, 2008

Deer in Headlights

It was almost dark when I spotted these two grazing
along the side of the road. I was able to swing around
and get my headlights on them for a few pictures.
My car lights would have never been high enough or
bright enough to do this. For years I have been
complaining that my eyes were bad especially
driving at night. Well!! revelation.. with the new
SUV... not my eyes - it was the headlights. I feel
younger already.


I was surprised how they let me get some pictures





A little earlier I saw a fawn and doe in some one's yard


I'm betting mom would like to get into the garden
and eat up some yummy cabbage

Tail up and away she goes


Pitch black 5:00 in the morning...my new camera does
night shot and this is what it looked like
To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A week of New Things......

Strong and content I travel the open roads.
Walt Whitman

In my new SUV and with a new camera in tow
I set out to capture a few pictures.



At first I thought it was a plastic bag with some food in
it that Mr. Raccoon was getting at...but....uh oh!!

As I got closer I realized it was not a bag at all

But.....Oh No... Not a bunny rabbit. Yes, did you know Raccoons
eat meat? I guess they do.



I scared him off and he took to the weeds...
giving me one last look before he disappeared.

Then a little further down the road I came across this
most beautiful fawn. Wish I had my camera settings
right, but I didn't. This is the new Sony DSC H50 and it
is different from the H9 that I am used to.

In spite of low light and bad settings this fawn was just
so beautiful I had to share a few pictures

It stayed and watched me as I shot picture after picture


Then it would graze some more while the shutter whirred
and clicked away




It had the most beautiful eyes with long lashes


A Perfect Pose...


All of a sudden the mom arrives on the scene... actually
she had been there all the time hiding in the tall grasses

I was so happy to see this deer as I have watched this
'Piebald' for several years in this same field.

She was much more cautious than her baby and

It wasn't long she too

slowly walked away.

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Monday, September 8, 2008

Praying Mantis helps out......

The "Praying Mantis' is an amazing insect. He can climb
straight up the side of a glass window without even a glitch.
Watch as this one climbs up the side window of a used car.


video

The Praying Mantis.

While looking for a new car , I of course had my
camera with me. Good thing I did. As I was reading the sides
of the windows on the cars there he was.... big as day!




































As he crawled up the window at slow speed I was reading
what the it said, and snapping a few pictures.
















When he got to the top he
was pretty awesome reflected
in the car and the green
on his belly showing. Check out
the eye and the antennae.
He was on a mission.




And yes! I did buy a new car.
One that will
make it easier for me to
ride around and shot
pictures out the windows.
It's higher up and
will go in snow!!








To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath done.

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