A Quick Thank You


I would like to thank everybody who has continued to follow my blog. It is a very humbling experience to know that people out there are enjoying what I put up here. Considering my roots, i would have never thought a following was possible. My goal was to just keep things as simple as possible, for I consider myself a simple person who enjoys what he does.
My best to you and thank you all for following.
Mike

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A Mother’s Love/ The Seal of Approval


Working on the ark photos; one thing has become very apparent. Animals just like humans form a bond at a very early age. Despite the size of these California sea lions, I was amazed at how tender they were with the young. I hope you enjoy the photo. This one was a pleasure for me to capture

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A mothers love

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My best ,

Mike

Look Up, Look Down


Working on my Photo Ark Images, and being inspired by people who are far greater than I, It is time to take a second and reflect on whats next. My future plans are to continue forward, and plan some family events, combined with snapping a few shots. More images to come very soon.

Todays shot, Reptile. Before I shot this, I studied how this creature moved and reacted to its surroundings. What came to mind was an old childhood joke still heard today, and I felt that this lizard was playing on my ambitions. Look up, Look down, Look all around, Look at my thumb. Gee, You’re dumb.

Yes Mr. Lizard, I may very well be dumb, But I nailed you.

Who’s laughing now????

Look UP!!

Look UP!!

I think both of us are having a bit of a chuckle. ENJOY!!!!

SHOOT IT!!!!!!

Mike.

 

The Eye of the TIGER.


Tigers are considered to be the most dangerous of all the big cats, and it has been argued that they are the true king of the beasts. In a tigers opinion, I’m sure that the last thing it considers important. In my opinion, I just marvel at the beauty of this animal.

A few shots..

TIGER

TIGER

EYE of the Tiger

EYE of the Tiger

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Mike

 

 

THE KING AND I


What can I really say about African Lions that has not been said. They are majestic and they are killers. With this as common knowledge, and as crazy as this may sound, I had an earnest desire to get closer. In fact I believe I would have lowered myself down and payed homage to his majesty, for a up close and personal photograph. Hope you enjoy!!!

Minding his Throne

Minding his Throne

HIS MAJESTY

HIS MAJESTY

 

 

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Mike

 

Enjoying My Time


Time! Over the years I have come to refer to time as an enemy. We never have enough time to do what we would like to do. Case in point there is always and I mean always something that needs to be done, that distracts from doing what you would like to do. But in reflection, time is also something to enjoy, especially when you have to steal a little, or put a little time aside so you can enjoy some of it.

My time is used wisely or at least I think it is. Balance is simple. Do what you have to and when you can do what you want. If that means stealing a little time for yourself, than so be it.

Here is how I spend my stolen time. These shots were taken while taking care of what I needed to. The first shot is a simple dragon-fly. Seeing him, I did the belly crawl to position myself at his level. Having to make adjustments in position, solely for the fact that I photographed this subject with a 400 mm zoom lens.. Ok so it is not the best shot in the world, but I think it is pretty damn good considering I used entirely the wrong equipment for this type of shot. I also want to point out that my critic eye was disappointed at the main point of focus. I was going for the focus on the head and eyes of the insect, but the camera seemed to prefer the wings. No worries however, next time.

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

 

Next up, a bird, nothing special, just thought this was a nice composition.

Bird on cattail

Bird on cattail

And my last image is another bird. These fast flyers are difficult to capture in air, but I was able to snap this image, as one was taking a break.

resting with nesting material

resting with nesting material

In short and summary, Take time for yourself. We all need a little for ourselves.

SHOOT IT,

Mike