Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Wildlife Memories

One morning while I was suffering from the raging fever of Lyme disease I sat on our front porch just trying to get through the day.  Mourning Doves, Catbirds, Mocking Birds, Cardinals, and Chipping Sparrows were busy flitting about the windbreak.  Since I also suffer from the photo-bug I slowly made my way inside and retrieved the camera.  Once settled back into my chair this little Chipping Sparrow posed prettily in the early morning sun making for a memorable photograph; the only good memory from that miserable week. 

With the whitetail fawns now spending much of their time with their mothers they are easily seen during early morning and late evening hours.  I loved the attentive expression on this fawns face as it paused one morning before sunrise to check on the whereabouts of mom.  For me wildlife photography is about memories.  Memories that are preserved in my minds eye and digitally as well.

6 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I do agree that wildlife photography or even other photos are all about the memories.I know I have many memories stored on the computer,with all the images I have.These pictures are wonderful.

Lois Evensen said...

It's so nice that the images came to you while you were in your chair on the porch. Very, very nice!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful memories for sure! Both are exceptional photos.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Sorry to hear you are sick Coy. I think that is what we call Tick Fever and is no fun I know. Hope you feel better soon.

Wonderful that the wildlife come so near and you are right, for those of us who live and/or work in the these areas, the natural world is full of memories to capture. I think I must have in the region of 50,000 pictures and I can remember where each of them was taken.

imac said...

2 wonderful shots Coy, hope all is well with you and your family.

Elaine said...

The Chipping Sparrow shot is memorable indeed! It's simply beatuiful, and I'm sure its capture helped take your mind off how bad you were feeling.