Monday, January 26, 2015

2014 Photo Overload

Happy Monday, y'all! Here are (hopefully) the last of my 2014 photos. Hope everyone has a great week! Will be checking in during the next few days.
The Leaning Gazebo at City Park Lakes


Male Ruby-throated hummingbird
Magnolia, MS, Sept 2014




Jumping spider - my back yard
Oct 2014

Anhinga readying for take-off - Lake Martin
Oct 2014


White Pelicans - City Park Lakes
Nov 2014

Snowy egret - City Park Lakes
Nov 2014

Lord, give us this day our daily fish. Amen.
Happy birthday to my dear daddy!

51 comments:

Hilary said...

Wow, Gail! You never cease to amaze me with your incredible captures. The approaching hummingbird is stunning. I wonder if it's a juvenile .. there's only the faintest hint of red on its throat. And the one in the first photo .. Ruby-throated are the only hummingbirds we get up here but I've never seen one with such colours.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! I love the hummingbirds. Have a great week.

maryaustria said...

Wow! These photos are so amazing! These birds ... and the colors are so gorgeous! Love them all!

Beate said...

I love hummingbirds (probably because we don't have them here in Germany) and these shots are so incredibly AMAZING!!! Wow! Your shots are always so beautiful. Just love all these pictures.
Have a wonderful week!

eileeninmd said...

wonderful post, Gail! Your images are all lovely. I especially love the hummers, Pelicans and Egret.. Have a happy week!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wow Gail what a nice photo endong to 2014. The wildlife photos are spectacular, as always, but loved that leaning gazebo too!

bas said...

Prachtige foto,s vooral de vliegende zijn zeer mooi maar het theehuis is ook een prachtige en op z,on hele mooie plaats.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Very nice shots. And of course, birds would pray for their bounty too.

Kathy said...

Great photos as usual and greater caption on the last one!

Felicia said...

fabulous, fabulous images Gail.

No matter how hard I try my images NEVER look as good as yours.

keep up the great work.

Breathtaking said...

I can't pick a winner, they are all so special.Fabulous photography Gail!:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Good morning Gail and happy Monday!! Those are some of the most vivid hummingbird photos that I've ever seen! Wow. Superb shots :)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Gail.
I love the Hummingbirds and Egret.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Photo 3, 6 and 11 are my favorite.
Congratulations on the anniversary of your father.
Have a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to your dear dad! I hope he has a wonderful day :)

Your pictures are lovely, my dear. I love the path to the gazebo - so pretty!

Have a blessed week, my friend! Hugs!

Karen S. said...

Gosh, can I just linger about photo number one? Perhaps bring a bag lunch, and my camera of course. Spectacular. A writer and photographer's dream spot. I'm hoping by your title that as I roll on through my blog roll I'll catch more! Happy birthday to your dear daddy too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, I especially love those gorgeous hummingbird photos!

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots. I do love that gazebo!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I love the hammers. Thanks for sharing the photos.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Bummers. My eyes are having difficulty with small text.

TexWisGirl said...

love the hummingbirds and the snowy! beautiful! happy birthday to your father!

nookworm said...

You never cease to amaze me with your photography. These are a very spectacular set. Happy Birthday to your dad!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy birthday to your dad. Love the hummingbird shot.

Melissa said...

Fabulous!!! Love the hummingbirds, and the leaning gazebo.

Linda R said...

Your photos truly are amazing. I got all excited when I saw the title of your post, I just knew your were going to have some awesome photos. You did not disappoint my friend.

Hugs~

Evelyn S. said...

You need to do a book...or books! Amazing captures in such fabulous detail. (Of course, those gorgeous snowy egrets are my absolute favorite, every time.)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful images. I would have needed a long telephoto for the spider. I get the creeps when I am near one.Ha! Ha!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photos. I love that little gazebo.

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely end to 2014 Gail, your photos are incredible!

beth said...

i'll take the birds…but you keep that spider :)

nelda said...

You take the most beautiful bird pictures I have ever seen. I especially love the hummers!

Barbara Shallue said...

Those hummingbird photos are my favorites, but WOW on the jumping spider! Happy birthday to your daddy!

Nora said...

Oh Gosh I love all of these photos, especially the hummingbirds.

Merisi said...

Such magnificent images, Gail, I am awestruck!
What joy to look through this gallery. I am already looking forward to the next one!
Cheers and to many more beauties in the New Year,
Merisi

Anvilcloud said...

Nice photos, and I really appreciated the daily fish ending. :)

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful shots, Gail! I love the fall colors around the gazebo! It looks very neat right over the water, though if it were here in Iowa it would probably get flooded with the thaw every other spring. I like how you have the spider's eyes in such perspective! I've never seen a spider quite from that angle before (could it be because I kill them too soon if they're indoors, and stay away from them outdoors--I think I'm missing out!). Gorgeous photos of the hummingbirds and egrets!

Indrani said...

Amazing captures!
Each one is fantastic!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

cool pics...
beautiful blog...

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to your fishing buddy!! These are all extraordinary, but those hummingbirds, how in the world do you do that. They are gorgeous!!

Amy Burzese said...

Stunning. Even Mr. Four Eyes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So good. So grateful for your shares. So envious ;>) -- of the hummers especially!

diane b said...

What fabulous collection of photos. The humming bird shots are amazing.

Maria - Den eksperimenterende have said...

WHAT! The pictures is amazing. Today you have a new reader from Denmark!

Donna said...

Gail what a treat to see these masterpieces...I especially love the hummers.

EG CameraGirl said...

Fantastic photos all! I especially love the hummingbird shots!

Ratty said...

Wow! You really got some great pictures. I love the gazebo. I love stuff like that, bridges are my favorites. And the bird pictures are impressive, because of the birds and the quality of the pictures.

Helma said...

Ohhhhhhhh ..... so beautiful these pictures! Hummingbird I find truly amazing !! Beautiful bird and you know him better than anyone quite beautiful to photograph. I'm there quite jealous though;-) You're a really good photographer if you can photograph this bird so beautiful. also you zivelreiger I find beautiful. Welgmeende my compliments.

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

The hummingbird captures are amazing - so colourful and sharp. Those egret look like characters. I have never seen them before but love the white tuft of hair up top.

rainfield61 said...

Hi dad, happy birthday.

rainfield61 said...

Hi dad, happy birthday.

Betty Manousos said...

awww,

love the snowy egret! stunning captures all! i really enjoyed them so much.

happy weekend~
big hugs!!

Anita Johnson said...

Oh those hummingbirds, I miss them the most.