Into the Wild | A Rose in Bloom










It's so so hard to capture wildlife with a kit lens. Someday I'll invest in better equipment, but for now, I'll be satisfied with what I can get. The challenge is actually kinda fun!

That said, I'm not sure I have ever seen so many birds here! Like, my apartment complex is overrun by birds. So far they aren't bothering us, but they aren't afraid of us either. Just the other day robins (yes, plural) just pranced across the sidewalk only two feet from Jaycee (my dog). I still can't believe little Robin above let me get so close... It's kinda fun to watch them dig around for bugs though. At least we know we won't be overrun with worms. Now if only we could get some mosquito eating critters 'round these parts.

In addition to being overrun at home, Roger and I have been enjoying the wildlife reserves in town. It's so peaceful to watch the turtles and bullfrogs at McConnell Springs. They do like to keep their distance though. Apparently dragonflies and monarchs are less concerned with human interaction.
By the way, monarchs are nearly endangered y'all. If you have the space, grow some milkweed. We can't let these beautiful creatures die.

How have you been enjoying nature lately? If you are into photography, what is your favorite spring/summer thing to get elbow deep into?

P.S. Dragonflies look terrifying when you get up in their face. I mean, that guy looks like evil incarnate. I feel like a part of my childhood has been violated. Are these really the same creatures that fairies ride around on? Are these the same dragonflies that are supposed to be this mystical being? Dragonfly, thou hast failed me.

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  1. The photo of the duck and the close-up of the dragonfly are my favorite! Look at the color blue of that dragonfly, so pretty! I'm sure I would never have gotten as close up and personal as you did haha

    Haven't been taking many photos at all, recently! I really need to get out and start going for walks again!

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    1. Ha. I worked quickly - that's for sure! Dragonflies are fast!

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  2. I've been wanting to do the same, but I don't think I have the right tools. LOL You captured these BEAUTIFULLY! I love looking at the dragonflies and butterflies. Wildlife is so beautiful.
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  3. The dragonfly does have a bit of a scary face, but it's such a beautiful color it's almost forgivable ;). You captured some beautiful images! I love shots of the birds especially. I had pet lovebirds growing up, which I think gave me a special liking to birds, haha.

    xo, Serli
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    1. Oh how nice! I love birds too, but mostly for the singing outside my window. Thank you!

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  4. ahhh the birds are SO cute! I am a very pro-bird hahaa so I really appreciated those adorable shots! :D I have also been getting myself more into nature lately and it's really nice! Such a refresher from final exams!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad, a fashion + social action blog

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    1. Pssh, yeah it is a refresher. Everyone deserves some time to breathe after exams! Thank you!

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  5. Lovely photos!! Xo

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  6. Great nature shots! I'm still learning how to perfect action shots :)

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    1. Thank you! Just be sure to act quickly and you should find no problems. :)

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  7. Great nature shots...I love the last insects colour its so bright (turquoise I think)..Beautiful ..

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  8. Hahah I know, dragonflies have such weird faces right?! They have fancy eyes though which are kinda cool. I love all these pictures! Photography is not my strong point so super impressed you managed such amazing shots on such little creatyres! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  9. Nice photo of the dragonfly! You're right though, a dragonfly up close looks so much more bug-ish than fairy-like. You got a good bit of bokeh there though :)

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