Posts Tagged ‘Westwood Nature Center’

Cattail on Purple

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

This is another photo that I took out at Westwood Nature Center of a cattail. It reminded me of the cattail photo I took almost a year ago with some red bushes as the background (you can see that image by clicking here). For this image, the purple color is from some flowering crabapple trees in the background. I love to reference other artworks from time to time.

purple

Earth Day • Photo of the Week XXXVII

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Small Vine

The Weasel with a Mouse in its Mouth

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I was at Westwood Nature Center in St. Louis Park enjoying a walk in the warm March weather.  While standing on the boardwalk, I heard some rustling in the reeds. A weasel appeared. He looked me straight in the eyes, as if to greet me and ran right toward me! I was able to take a picture before he jumped off the boardwalk.

In his haste to get away, he dropped his mouse and kept on running. I thought I wouldn’t see him again, but I guess he was hungry. He popped up his head on the other side of the boardwalk. And he paused to check me out. I pointed my lens on the mouse and took a portrait when he collected his prize.

Weasel

Fine Art Photo of the Week XXIV

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Thank you to all of my friends, family members and clients! I hope that everyone enjoys the holiday season and has a happy new year. May 2010 be a bright year for all.

Sunburst

Fine Art of the Photo Week III

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

I found these little buds at a local nature preserve and made them pop with my on camera flash.

buds

Fine Art Photo of the Week II

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I was enjoying the nice spring weather when I saw this lone cattail off in the distance. I was able to isolate it by taking the picture through one red bush with another red bush behind the cattail. Enjoy!

cattail

Fine Art Photo of the Week

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Everywhere I go, my camera tags along. I take hundreds of pictures, some no one ever sees—which is sad. Thus the birth of a new feature for my blog. This is the premier post of the fine art photo of the week! Each week I will post a new photo and brief caption.

Yesterday, on the warmest day in close to six months, I went to the local nature center (Westwood) to capture spring. I photographed many birds and new buds, but what really captured my interest was the wild turkeys. I saw a large tom strutting about in full display to a group of females who paid him little attention. Spring is certainly in the air!

A tom turkey struts his stuff