Five Shots: Animals

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Bald Eagle Profile

Taking shots of critters in nature is best if you capture them in the act of doing something. That takes a good camera and perfect timing. Most of the time, they will pose for you, but they’ll only give you a couple seconds, and the pressure is on. “Hurry, hurry,” I’ll whisper to my Sony Cybershot. “Focus in and shoot, this very second!” Here are five shots plus a few more all taken here in AZ.

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Red Headed Butterfly, Tucson Botanical Garden, butterfly house
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Blue Morpho Butterfly
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Yellow Monarch
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Anna’s Hummingbird
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Monochrome Trout
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Look you two, I’m right over here!
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Heron Head
Gopher Snake looking like a Rattler
A Gopher Snake Pretending He’s a Rattler
Swimming Bear
Swimming Bear

Which shot do you like best? 

37 Comments on “Five Shots: Animals

    • He’s a loyal companion. He never runs away, is uninterested in other dogs, just lays by your feet or follows your around. Oh, and he doesn’t bark unless you knock on the door.

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  1. That first heron pic and the attendant caption is great. Hahah. I don’t speak heron, but Im sure that’s what he was saying/squawking. 😉

    Also, is that really a bear? Looks like a german shepherd!

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    • He was crossing the road in front of the house. It was super hot. We took the hose and sprayed him–he followed the water to the other side of the house and we haven’t seen him since. These gopher snakes are valuable for killing the rodents. When he slithered away, he was 8 feet long!

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    • Hi there, Zoe 🙂 Thanks for your vote. I’d never seen a Red Headed Butterfly before. I don’t know his real name, but he was huge almost the size of my hand.

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  2. I liked the set of photos of creatures, Cindy! This was a fine collection and probably like best the bear swimming. The butterflies are so exquisite and perfect, which are also wonderful to look at. Have a great weekend, Cindy! 🙂

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  3. “The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.”

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  4. As always great photos Cindy. As neat as it was to catch the snake and hummingbird in those seconds, Swimming Bear is my pick. Look at that gorgeous face.

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