a stunning bluejay resting in a tree

A Male Blue Jay resting in a tree. 

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) resting on a branch. For me, there have been several birds that have been rather elusive to capture. The Blue Jay is one of those elusive
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Have you seen a Beautiful Wild Tiger Lily?

Wild tiger lilies
Wild Tiger Lilies growing in West Virginia

Some times as much as you want to plan and prepare for a shoot you see something that you must just stop and shoot, as was the case in these wild tiger lilies.These wild flowers were almost begging
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one frantic old squirrel guarding his knot in a tree

Grey squirrel in a tree
A gray squirrel guarding the watering knot in WV

Squirrel guarding the watering knot the park what can I say. If you hang around in a park for any amount of time you will see some pretty incredible things. The most peculiar this day was the squirrel at
the watering knot. I had to try to capture an image of this for my photo gallery.
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The famous golden shrimp plant will blow your mind

Golden Shrimp plant flower

The golden shrimp plant is a tropical plant that is mainly used for landscaping. The white runners Vaguely resemble a shrimp and the golden leaves give this plant its name. Its scientific name is “Pachystachys lutea”. The plant is native to Central and South America.
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A time of peace in the Yadkin River’s backwaters

Tree reflection in the backwaters of the Yadkin River

North Carolina is known for two things, landscape – wise they are the mountains and the ocean or beach. People often forget the flora and fauna that exists in the 100 or so miles between them two distinctly
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I found one blissful caterpillar hiding in the bushes

White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
 White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar in a bush

This is a black and white image of a White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma). I always find it interesting that I find some of the most interesting images when I am not out specifically looking to shoot a specific subject. I guess it just goes to reason
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The stunning purple of the Cardoon flower

a cardoon in bloom
the Cardoon is an edible European gourmet plant that was brought to America for the wealthy settlers.

The cardoon is an edible plant that was popular in Greek, Roman, and Persian cuisine. The plants were imported into the United States in the early 19th century. At that time it was admired for its
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See the amazing birth of a rainbow

Birth of a rainbow

The Birth of a rainbow or eye in the sky either title would fit this rainbow and cloud image. The weather and clouds sometimes make for some very interesting images.

A video of another rare or strange rainbow courtesy of Youtube and pkwentworth.

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What is it? It’s a beautiful flowering cactus

 Prickly Pear cactus in bloom
a Prickly Pear cactus in bloom with yellow and peach flowers
Prickly Pear Cactus Flowers
Known as nopales or paddle cactus. For me this image is rare I have often seen prickly pear cactus’s but I have never seen one with flowers and
Buds on it in full bloom. This being the case I had to capture an image of it.

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the happiness of the fall and fall leaves

fall leaves on a tree

This is an image of several fall leaves on a tree. The leaves are different levels of change. A true fall image..

I don’t know why I like this image I just do fall leaves in the park. It might be because of what I was doing at the time I spotted it. My wife and I were walking through Barboursville Park together. Just taking
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