Happy Saturday. It is in deed a happy day. In a few minutes we will be on our way to Cedar Falls, Iowa to watch Mark graduate from UNI. Proud moment for all of us.
Today I thought I would finish up the Green Island shoot. Not that I saved my best for last because I didn’t. Most of what I have here are butt shots and “it don’t fit in any category” type shots.
Above is a butt shot and a profile in one. These turtles were out sunning themselves. In fact there were quite a lot of turtles at Green Island on Sunday. We had to drive around one on the roadway. The pretty much were everywhere.
I think this is just a common sparrow. So combine an unattractive, common bird with a butt shot and you have the making for a winner. If anyone would like to buy this image completely framed I would be honored. 🙂
Sometimes Nature can be sad. This red-tailed hawk has an injured wing (or at least it appeared to be his wing.) We watched him for quite a while struggle in the brush trying to get away from us. He more climbed and clawed his way onto this tree than fly.
We never approached him just sat in our car and watched. There was a big canal between us and him. I felt like I should have reported it to someone but wasn’t sure who that would be.
I took this shot because I have never seen a couple of geese with just one gosling. I don’t know if that is all they had or if they lost the rest to predators. I don’t really want to know. We saw another couple (a few posts ago) with a really large brood and then in the next pond over we saw this image.
That’s it for the Green Island shoot. If you like wildlife shots then I’m sorry it is over. If you don’t then you’re happy it’s over. I will more than likely have hundreds of images from today. Hope they come out okay.
Enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.