I’m sure the novel pandemic has driven us all to distraction in more ways than one. My latest is that I’ve been trying to find challenges that don’t require airplane travel. And what I can photograph that takes more work than standing outside a house. (Spoiler alert! My love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright has hit the skids.)
To that end I will begin pursuing wildlife photography. It’s a lot more difficult because the little buggers won’t sit still for their picture, autofocus usually fixates on a leaf nearby, or the sun goes behind a cloud at just the right moment, but it’s very rewarding when it works.
On the upside I live in a small forest and am frequently visited by deer, birds, and spiders, among other animals. I’m making some changes to attract more wildlife and my daughter lives on the border of the Everglades – among other possibilities. And, when travel opens back up, I can take the equipment and skills overseas.
These pictures were partially taken from my yard, some from our local, but recently minted, national park – Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and a few from Congaree National Park in South Carolina.