nature

  1. jhawk1000

    Kansas' Flint Hills

    In the middle of the State, we have a series of hills that stretch for miles with little or no inhabitants but animals. Mainly cows but lately we have become a haven for wild horses that have been transferred here and also some who have been born here. Hundreds of beautiful animals will stand...
  2. CatsAreGods

    Animals It's beginning to look a lot like...Thanksgiving! Show your turkeys!

    There seems to be no dedicated turkey thread so I thought...why not (something something Dayton Allen)? Check out these rude snoods! 😺 I giggle at this one every time, because I keep thinking of it in one of those Revolutionary War 3-cornered hats with a musket by its side:
  3. DM Larson

    Bones

    I don't think we have a thread dedicated to bones. I found this skull somewhere in Southern Utah, but I don't remember which wash this was in.
  4. Escaladeu

    Animals Beagles

  5. Escaladeu

    Hummingbird hawk moth

  6. gryphon1911

    Animals and Oly 75-300/4.8-6.7 II (image heavy)

    The Wilds is a safari park in Eastern Ohio. It is a great conservation facility that supplements the running of the animal care with safari like tours. https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org/home/about/about-the-wilds/usa-today-winner Wife and I spent an overnight there in a yurt and as part of our...
  7. Bobitybob

    Show "Contre-Jour"

    Shooting in to the light. I like this type of image and couldn't find a specific thread for it so thought I would start one. So lets see you blown out highlights :LOL: A couple to start. .
  8. pdk42

    Some focus stacking examples with the EM5.3

    All these are taken with the Olympus EM5.3 and 12-40 using focus stacking/bracketing. All are stacked in camera, apart from the rhododendron which was stacked from raws using Photoshop (because the in-camera stacking screwed up!). Octopus-style Fern by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Drumstick...
  9. Tim Williams

    Waiting on Breakfast

  10. hooferinsane

    Nature On Golden Pond

    A frosty early morning at the local duck pond a few years back
  11. pdurand

    Mosaïcultures Québec 2022

  12. Rebel06 Paul

    Animals From my Garden

    A image to introduce myself. .
  13. Hendrik

    Sudbury River

    The Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers have been given 'Wild and Scenic' status. Info may be found here. I am privileged to live close enough to the Sudbury to encounter it daily while going about my errands. My wife and I go paddling on it regularly, weather and the rest of life permitting...
  14. TNcasual

    Orchids of the Great Smoky Mountains

    There are over 1,500 flowering plants in the GSMNP. They bloom nearly all year round. Always giving visitors something beautiful or unique to see. Of these 1,500 plants, 36 are orchids. It can be a real treat to come across an orchid along the trail. Some are more common, like rattlesnake...
  15. William Lewis

    Bears at Dinnertime

    My lady and I spent the night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula last evening as a "weekend" getaway. My weekend being Monday morning to Wednesday night thanks to being a hotel clerk. We went to dinner at a little place up there where they leave their food waste out behind the dining room with...
  16. T

    goats and sheep at the Blacksheep gathering

    spent a fun morning at the Blacksheep gathering in Albany, OR... While my wife was shopping for wool, I spent some time in the livestock pavilion, looking at the beautiful animals... The Olympus Stylus 1 came in pretty handy - the photos came out quite nicely although it was quite dark in there...
  17. P

    Buddies in a box ... Cleo & Leo

  18. CatsAreGods

    Animals Goat Day Afternoon

    So last Friday I spent the afternoon with some of the fine folks at Integrazers, who have been helping to do both weed abatement and fire mitigation here in California for years by leasing their herds of goats and sheep to landowners, industrial parks, and even neighborhood HOAs. Cue cuteness...
  19. Andrewmap

    Nature Summer Solstice

    Did any one else venture out to greet the sunrise on the Summer Solstice? If so please attach your images:
  20. drd1135

    Grand Canyon Trip

    At the airport so I thought I would post some iPhone shots of our 8 day raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Obviously, the shots I am in were taken by someone else.
  21. guzziknight

    Conservatory of Flowers

    We went to The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco this week.
  22. lucien

    Bird/warbler id

    Hi I have 2 birds that need id. If there is a thread already out regarding this can it be moved there? thanks
  23. JensM

    Masai Mara, Kenya January 2019

    Migrating a tread, with my content from Mu43: Not sure how the photograpies fares... Background/Intro: This may be somewhat long, but I write it mostly for myself and for other possible first timers to Photo safaris. In January 2019 I travelled to Maasai Mara for a 5 days safari, with 3 to...
  24. KnurledNut

    From the Garden

    A few images with my 45mm macro in the garden. Jalapeno Habanero "don't remember the name" tomatoes ;)
  25. gryphon1911

    Dead Bird At The Park - NSFW - GRAPHIC Content

    Found this poor bird while walking my dog at a local park.
  26. Toddster

    Show "Pigs"

    I just can't believe that we don't have a pigs thread. I did a search and didn't find one so I guess I'll get one started...
  27. PacNWMike

    Animals "Wild animals in the wild"

    OK here are a couple from previous years to start things off.
  28. TNcasual

    Pink Lady Slippers in the GSMNP

    In the before, before times, when I did not yet have the photography itch, my wife, son and I went for a Mother's Day hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We choose an area that we really enjoy, but a trail we on which we had done been. We were not even a mile into the trail and we...
  29. M

    Nature Today's walk in the forest

    As you can see, spring has not yet arrived. It seems to be spring in the calendar, but the plants have yet to burst into bright, juicy green. X-T1, XF23, XF35
  30. JensM

    Nature Destruction

    So, then the municipality let the developers loose on a large bog and the local wood... I think this will be a ongoing theme for me, untill the contstruction bit is done...
  31. William Lewis

    Ice storm

    Had freezing rain, sleet, and lots of other ick over the weekend. Still ice on the trees yesterday.
  32. bilzmale

    Nature Wildflowers in the Wild

    Taken on a 1500 km round trip to Esperance. Banksia coming into flower. Seedhead from last year's flower. Spider Orchid. Grevillia. Unidentified.
  33. DM Larson

    Nature Slot Canyons

    I spent a few years photographing slot canyons. Unfortunately I haven't done much lately, but I'll show some of my favorite shots on this thread. First up is the Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch, Utah.
  34. TNcasual

    Nature Frost Flowers

    The mesmerizing forms of frost flowers can be a bit confusing if one hasn't witnessed them before. The delicate, thread like crystals form beautiful flowers. Sometimes covering entire areas with their ethereal shapes. Frost flowers form in cold temperatures, normally after some precipitation...
  35. MoonMind

    Nature Weather's Awe and Beauty

    By request, I open a new thread for spectacular weather phenomena. We have plenty of "Cloud" themed threads, but so far, no more general landing point for worthwhile sights provided by the weather - like, e.g., rainbows. So, here you go. I'll open this with an older shot of mine, but this is...
  36. drd1135

    Nature Show the Backyard Community

    I'll start this thread because I was surprised we didn't have one. I saw a squirrel out the window and grabbed my X-T30/16-80 because it was close. I leaned out the door and even at 80mm I didn't get much improvement. Then I realized I was looking at a totally different group. My original...
  37. WhidbeyLVR

    Animals Show Marine Mammals (Whales, Seals, Otters)

    Please share your images of marine mammals, including: whales, dolphins, etc. (cetaceans) seals, sea lions, walrus, etc. (pinnipeds) manatees, sea cows (sirenians) otters polar bears Images from zoos, aquariums,and other captive situations are welcome, but please identify them as such...
  38. pdk42

    Nature Skies

    I couldn't find an "open" skies thread, so thought I'd make one. If I've missed it, then someone will no doubt tell me the error or my ways! Here's a starter... Big Sky by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
  39. TNcasual

    Animals Curious Young Buck

    The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visted national park in the US. But it is still a big place, full of wildlife. I have been hiking for 20 years in the park, and only a few times have I ever come across any of the large(ish) animals in the park. Once a bear, once some otters, a few times...
  40. TNcasual

    Winter Fungus Portraits

    A few days ago my son went for a walk in a local county park. He came back with several phone shots of mushrooms. It has been a warm winter so far, so the fungi have been taking advantage and coming out all over. It took me a few days, but I finally had some time to go out to the park...
  41. guzziknight

    Animals Elephant Seals

    We went on a guided tour at Año Nuevo State Beach, just south of Pescadero, CA. This is the primary mating/birthing area for Elephant Seals. They begin to come ashore in December. Right now, there’s a few hundred there, by this time next month, there will be thousands.
  42. T

    Animals visit at the bird sanctuary

    been almost two years now since our last visit... nice to be able to go back... Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr great blue heron by tilman paulin, on Flickr kingfisher by tilman paulin, on Flickr northern pintail by tilman paulin, on Flickr mallard...
  43. Bobby Tingle

    Animals Tiny Velociraptors attack

  44. T

    Nature Buntzen lake hike

    first time in a long time that I kind of felt "in the zone" again on a walk - and took a lot of photos in a relatively short amount of time (3 hours) Most of these were with the Stylus 1 - except the 2nd one (E-M5 and Oly 50mm f2) Buntzen Lake hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr Buntzen Lake hike...
  45. Bobby Tingle

    Nightly visitors

    The baby chickens, well not so much babies now, started a nightly routine of visiting our bedroom window as soon as they were big enough to get on top of the coop.
  46. davect01

    Cactus Fruit and Ladybug

    Local Cactus Fruit and Ladybug A6400 and 45mm Rokkor
  47. drd1135

    I thought you would all like to see a cute little Ass.

  48. West

    Delta

    Walking along the Pacific lowland.
  49. Matero

    100 images for nature conservation

    Finnish photographer spent one year in an rural island just outside our capitol city Helsinki. I found these fascinating photo story of changing weather and time of the year. Something to consider on our challenges 🤔 And the link: Imagingsea.com - A year on the island
  50. TraamisVOS

    Currawong in the forest

    Which composition do you like better - the original showing the full context or the widescreen/cropped which brings the focus to the bird?
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