Friday, November 15, 2013

Fall Cleaning - Photo Style

For whatever reason, some of my images never made it to my blog. I went through all my photos from the first three months of this year and had a big ol' Delete Party. It feels good to lighten the load and make more room on my hard drive. I'll be doing more of that as time allows.
Bald Eagle landing - 2/3/13. Looks like he's wearing a white skirt.

iPhone shot of levee where eagles were observed - 2/5/13

A pod of pelicans - LSU Lakes - 2/13/13

Green heron - LSU Lakes - 2/24/13

Lilacs Wisteria- Avery Island - 3/16/13
Thanks for the correction, Anni! I always get lilacs and wisteria confused. :/

Nesting egrets - Avery Island - 3/26/13

Egrets in breeding plumage - Avery Island - 3/26/13

iPhone shot of breeding platforms - Avery Island - 3/26/13
The green area is algae

iPhone shot of Trees and Trails nature area at Burden Center - 3/19/13
Carrying heavy camera equipment over this narrow boardwalk sans railings was a bit scary.
I was more worried about damaging my camera equipment then getting devoured by alligators.

iPhone shot of azaleas - same location as above - 3/19/13

Izzy wanted to say "HI!"
Basking in the sunshine - 3/29/13
Linking to Skywatch Friday. Thanks, hosts!

37 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Gail I cannot believe National Geographic has not picked you up you are such an incredibly talented photographer. I LOVE these. Hug B

Nancy Claeys said...

*sigh* These are your pass-overs? I should be so talented. xo

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That Bald Eagle landing is a majestic looking picture and I love the Green Heron :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I agree with Buttons....National Geo knows not what they miss!!! Phenomenal.

And the lilacs? I think it's wisteria instead. Looks like wisteria.

Barb Brookbank said...

Fabulous shots! I love that bald eagle in flight!

Linda said...

Oh my. The green heron shot is my absolute favorite of this bunch. The snowy egret shots are amazing, too. And I love the "skirt" on the eagle. Don't you wonder who was willing to wade into that swamp to build the breeding platforms and the walkway for photographers? Yikes! I'd be looking for another way to make a living.

TexWisGirl said...

loved them all. i like doing a photo dump every now and then - and even better, i like feeling 'lighter' after doing it. :)

rainfield61 said...

The bald eagle is like a dancer with white skirt.

And the rest of the pictures are so beautiful.

Karen said...

They are all great, I love Izzy!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the bald eagle. And Izzy.

Pam :) said...

I agree with Buttons Gail.. your photography is amazing. Each one of your shots is exceptionally beautiful :)

Kim Stevens said...

Oh I love all the birds . . . I'm already wishing it were a bit warmer for the beach! haha

Love the breeding platforms...

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

My sister lives in Prairieville, having moved there from Baton Rouge where she lived for 40 years, to live with her son and his wife. I have visited her many times, and taken many photos, but have to say you got some really great shots of Avery Island. If only the green algae would go away. Dianne

Elgin Oregon Chamber of Commerce said...

I LOVE the bird photos...."pod of pelicans" is great! The "skirt" of the Bald Eagle is a winner, too. Yesterday, I saw a Golden Eagle but he flew right over the car and to a tree too far away for my lens. They are much larger than Bald Eagles...very impressive! Wonderful Louisiana images, Gail.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Your photos are gorgeous, the Herons... breath taking!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photos, Gail. I like how you mix iPhone and DSLR photography. Just be careful what you delete... you never know what you might need later!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Great photos Gail! I see you started off with an Eagle, my fave!!!!

Baby Z is doing well. He is alert and reacting like a baby should as if that first traumatic week hadn't happened. I still haven't held him or seen him because they can't have any outsiders in the home yet. And I have had a cold but it is gone. I have plans to see him on Sunday. Yay!!!

Thank you, Gail for your sweet prayers and hopes in his behalf. I sincerely appreciate it so much. I am so glad you are blogging again and you were here when I needed you!!!!!♥!!!♥!!!♥

hootnonny said...

Glad these made the grade...they're grate!

eileeninmd said...

These are all lovely images, Gail! The birds are just fantastic. I have never seen a breeding platform like this. Only small platforms for the Ospreys. Izzy is a cutie! Have a happy weekend!

Wally Jones said...

What a nice series of photographs!

When the ones you DIDN'T use look this good, you must be doing something right!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the eagle & wisteria shots. lovely post. ( :

Rose said...

I totally loved these shots...loved the wisteria one a bit more so than the others. I just happen to love wisteria is probably why.

bailey-road.com said...

I love that pelican shot...and Izzy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shots. The iPhone does a great job with these shots.

Brian King said...

I love the pelicans and Green Heron...one of my favorite birds! These are beautiful! Glad you used them!

Carletta said...

Can't believe you've not posted these awesome shots!
Love the pelicans and the shot of Izzy is a hoot!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

All lovely!!
Yes - the white pelicans!! The egrets!! Neat!! Izzy = adorable!!

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - being eaten by crocs when I was up north was a possibility - but at least there were rails on the boardwalks!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Betty Manousos said...

what an inspiring post, gail!

gorgeous shots as usual with my favourite being the green heron!

your pup is so cute!

big hugs!

Madge Bloom said...

A pod of pelicans, never heard that before, the plural name for animals is often fascinating... you pic of them sunning themselves is wonderful!

Hilary said...

What a fun collection.. particularly that last shot. Too cute. I do a clear out every now and then, also. You hate to miss out on sharing some photos that never fit in with any other post, so it's a good way to publish them.

Terri Buster said...

Oh these are super shots. Why did I get the dumb iphone that takes horrible photos? Yours are fantastic!

Kerry said...

I'm a hoarder, but even I must admit that a photo dump is a good idea once in awhile. I'm really glad you didn't toss these shots though; they're all so great. It's fun to see the levee where you did some bird watching--the place is kinda surreal.

Pallavi said...

The pictures are splendid Gail and I am so glad they made their way from your hard drive to your blog . The first picture made me smile.. eagle wearing a white skirt! Hehehe :D

A big hi to Izzy as well :)

Mitzi said...

oh my goodness...that pod of pelicans is so beautiful & Izzy... lol..Gracie does that too. Too cute!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the pelicans especially!

FYI: I inadvertently lightened my load a few weeks ago by dripping my external hard drive onto the floor. Many of my photos from January through September are GONE! Well, I could pay between $1200 and $1500 and MAYBE retrieve some of them. But that's not going to happen. Fortunately I had saved some of my favourite photos...but not all of them. I was pretty annoyed with myself!

By the way, what lens do you use when you shoot birds? I have a Canon too and I think I "need" a new lens.

Starla said...

I love the tongue sticking out from Izzy! LOL