Love the Indian Summers in Northern America!
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Alfred R. Ferguson
Believe or not, these glorious captures were taken during the brightness of the midday sun. The glorious reflections caught my eye at Kinder Farm Park, so I quickly stopped to capture the moment.
Passing back out of the park about a half an hour later, the green algae had retaken the pond, and the reflections gone. Reminding me, that if you see something that is worthy of photographing, don’t hesitate. Capture it while you can.
For an adorable moment, I was walking along the trail and nearly stepped on this little green darling. Glad I didn’t squish the guy.
I had a wonderful time out with my camera today and was watching some swans in the late afternoon sun when I spotted this insect at the edge of a swan’s wing so I quickly took a photo of it…
…. the swan turned to swim into the sun, lifted it’s wing and the insect moved underneath it…
You can see the result below; beautiful light through the wing and the insect in silhouette.
I managed 2 shots before the wing went down and the insect flew away.
One thing I have learnt about photography is that you have to be always ready and on the lookout for a shot.
I seem to have quite a few swan photos that need editing and think I am developing a real love for these beautiful creatures.
You can see my other swan photoshere.
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Maxi catches the eye. Urban gardening in Cape Town. (yes you read it correctly: Cape Town) 😉
There are a few wonderful gardeners where I live. One such gardener is Maxi Burger. Maxi took over this verge a few years ago and has turned it into something we can be proud of. Her hard work is evident, with the wonderful display that greets residents and passers-by.