Monarch at Brookfield
I decided to see how butterflies looked in HDR and found that mine didn't turn out too well, but I didn't think this one turned out too bad - but it's not HDR.
Quiet Get Away - Maybe Not
The place this was taken is not Mount Prospect as indicated; however, it is taken in the Chicago area. Friday I went to one of my favorite photo stops and "saw" this for the first time. Obviously, it has been there for years, but I never "saw: it. I wonder how many of you have seen it. If no one identifies where it really is by Sunday night, I tell all.
The dragonflies seem to love the water lillies at the Botanic Garden, This one seemed to be posing, So, what's a guy to do?
Playing With The Kids
I think it was Hudson (they all look alike :-) ) developed this game of diving below the viewing window and coming up right against the glass much to the delight and squeals of the kids standing there. He repeated it often enough to allow me to get some shots. I thought this one was interesting because you can see his nose is above the water line but still under water.
This one is in memory of my niece Barbara Bugal. She loved and was so proud of her Eagles!
What do you do when there is a record breaking cold snap and you have cabin fever? Going to Tropic World at Brookfield Zoo seemed like a great idea to me; however, not many others had the same idea. This young lady looked to me like she was missing the hoards of admiring fans.
It wasn't us, really!
My wife was hosting girl friends for lunch; therefore, it became the perfect opportunity to photograph the baby orang' at Brookfield. Unfortunately, the baby is on exhibit yet, but I did catch these two looking very guilty about it.
Who's Looking at Who
The puma at Lincoln mark seemed interested in what was going on but certainly not impressed.
The butterfly exhibit provides the opportunity to capture some unique images. This little beauty looked to me as if she tiptoeing through her own little bit of paradise.
Fire on Ice
I was playing with this in Photoshop to see if I could get the flower to "pop" more. Unfortunately, I'm one of those who plays with something to the point I hate it, but I'm curious do you think it "pops" more with the playing?