I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Photos, Wildlife in my Yard


tasting again


cleaning his face and off to get another.



They all seem to be quite talented

seemed more curious than hungry


More acrobatics

Ready for flight
I was able to snap these photos just minutes before the sky opened up, it has been raining and raining hard since then. I am so glad i got these. Right now I am stalking a couple raccoon that make a nightly pass by our home. They are huge and a bit scary, ( I make sure all my kitties are in at night, and the dogs won't go out in the rain anyway,) I think though that I can get a few shots of them strolling by, They turn our security light on as they stroll through so it would be perfect. Fingers crossed. 


  1. I love these pictures Jan. They are so clear and sharp. Wish I could photograph like you

  2. What lovely sights, dear Jan. The first set of pictures are that of a squirrel. What is the bird in the second set? A magpie?

    Jan, I just love seeing pictures like this and you always feed my wishes.


    Joy always,

  3. Lovely pictures, beautiful creatures clicked almost professionally :)

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  5. What beautiful shots these are Jan! I love the squirrel! Or is it a chipmunk? Those are pretty peculiar colors on it right? Usually aren't they a few shades lighter? And that bird is something! Lovely shots indeed! Looking forward to the raccoons : )

  6. WOW!! I held my breath on my own!

  7. Nice..love those squirrel shots..any cute chipmunks..?

  8. Nice pics especially the squirrel pics as they're so abundant here and Cody goes crazy whenever he spots one...He needs to adopt a calmer attitude towards them like Erin did. Racoons are cute animals look forward to those shots...

  9. I love the shots. I especially love how the gray winters colors are so full of life and activity.

  10. Voaa Jan...Brilliant...Loved them alll... Bring it on n more...<3<3

  11. You don't have to go very far to experience the wonders of nature. You possess such a wonderful talent able to capture the wonders of life.

  12. Oh wow, u are lucky to have a yard where u are so close to nature! Loved the pics

  13. You got the squirrel that has been eluding me - just wonderful. Love these Jan x

  14. @ Rimly; thank you, Cameras these days make it easy to get a sharp pic. I love mine. I do wish that I had a steadier hand at times though.

    @@ Susan, That is a squirrel, and the birds are chickadees of one kind or another, I am not sure, but they are tiny. Thank you.

    @ Sulekha, thank you I have fun with it and got lucky this time I think.

    @ Kriti, That would be a squirrel, these are the colors I generally see, once in a great while I will see a grey squirrel, which are considerably bigger. These seem to darken up a bit as their winter fur comes in. No chipmunks around here, to many domestic predators I think. Thank you.

  15. @ Portia, thanks, I did indeed hold my breath for those birdie pictures.

    @ Alfandi, no, no chipmunks, We have several different bird species around some rapters, then mostly it is possems, coons, nutria, and an abundance of squirrels. Don't forget the field mice that would love to co-habitate with us in the winter. Also frogs you her but rarely see.
    Thank you for stopping by.

    @ David, my Yona goes nuts over the squirrels to, acts like shes going to climb the tree after them. They are fun to watch. Thank you.

    @ Janu; Thank you.

    @ Lynne, I love the action I can catch in my yard. I go out as much as possible. Thank you.

    @Mani; Thank you.

    @ Larry; Thank you, I love being able to capture nature more than anything. What I am working on now is the patience it takes. Tahnks for the comment and compliment.

    @ Jerly; Yes I am blessed with a nice little yard, I don't know what I would do for mid-day peace without it. thank you.

    @ SJ, Thank you. we have such an abundance of them around here, most of my neighbors think of them as a nuisance, I just love watching them and their antic.

  16. I will be working on catching the raccoon family through the week end, I am excited and a bit nervous. They are as I said, huge and can be quite viscous. Wish me luck. <3<3<3

  17. I love that fat little squirrel! He's well fed and caught him in the middle of his action. Beautiful! The photos with the bird were interesting. They had a haunting air to them, the death of the flowers and the bird pecking at its bones...very lovely. Well done! Now go get those raccoons!

  18. I could watch birds for hours. So interesting. And yes I should have planted sunflowers this season! I'll get some seed this week and hope it's not too late.

  19. @ Leah, Thank you so much, I love the critters in my yard.

    @ Jim, Thanks Jim for visiting.

  20. Awwww, hi squirrels! :) I love squirrels :)

  21. Awesome Jan, I love squirrels... The one of the bird is great (they are hard to capture) I tried to get a picture of a beautiful hummingbird while visiting my daughter in AZ and the bugger kept flying away...


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