SMM: Swan’s Downy Coat

I photographed a swan that got very close to the edge of our ship (no doubt looking for tidbits from tourists!). I love the way the water beads up on the swan’s feathers. Photo taken 6/29/19, Sony 1/500 sec. f/8 85 mm. Posted for: Sunshine’s Macro Monday #20.

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CFFC: White Is…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her color series and this week is WHITE. Snow white Flowery white Bridal white (two weddings) Swan white Architectural white (two styles in Amsterdam) Somber white (American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France) Leisure white Lawn ornament white Prickly white Styrofoam white

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CFFC: Yellow

The topic of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is yellow. Yellow building – Regensburg, Germany Yellow rose – Chicago, IL 1st Presbyterian Church light fixture – Evanston, IL Sunset at an outdoor concert – Elk Grove Village, IL Brookfield Zoo entrance – Brookfield/Chicago, IL Fish – Brookfield Zoo Autumn color reflected in a pond […]

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BOTD: Peacocks

Granny Shot It has a daily photo challenge, Bird of the Day (BOTD). I am contributing with photos of a very bold peacock and his companions at the Brookfield Zoo. This guy kept walking toward me as I was snapping his photo with my cellphone! He appeared to have no fear of humans whatsoever – […]

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October Squares: Animals of Tanzania

For,  Becky’s October Squares challenge: Squares & Lines, here is a rear view of a zebra in Tanzania… the lines that ring a genet’s tail, lines on a lizard, lines that encircle an owl’s face, wrinkled lines on elephant trunks and bodies, ridge lines on impala horns and black markings on their rears and tails, markings […]

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CB&WPC: Taking Sides

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is sides of things. Whose side are you on? I’m not sure I’d want to be on THIS guy’s side – especially its bad side! Climbing up the side of this pyramid might be tricky, not to mention slippery! I’d rather be on this animal’s side than […]

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BOTD: Canada Geese (Impromptu)

For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day today, I just had to post this photo I snapped with my cell phone from our car, (which is why it isn’t a great photo!) when we were temporarily prevented from finding a parking space at a restaurant this evening by this pair of Canada geese. They […]

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