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Back in the Neuse River

 Finally getting back to blogging after a long week.

I went out with my photography mentor, who obviously likes to try to beat me in blog posting. Which now I am going to beat him sometime before he posts something again.

It was very nice and sunny day to explore the Neuse River and get more pictures of that area including different types of birds and wildlife that live in that area of the river front.


We spotted 3 Great Blue Herons and got pictures of them and along with that many ducks and a king fisher that live in that area.

The blue heron shown below was giving us many different poses for pictures we took . We saw the blue heron cleaning and grooming itself.



I did different compositions of moving water while I wadded in the river which was very cool. I used the ISO 100 to do moving water photos and it blurs motion in the pictures of moving water.  Moving water is very cool to photograph if you know what you are doing. You must use a tripod to do this. It takes a lot of practice to do this. I am getting really good at moving water photographs.





We also spotted a garden spider in its web. This year has been very different for garden spiders this year. I have only seen in my neighborhood pond 2 this year. In the past I have seen 6 or 7 at my neighborhood pond. This is a very strange year for garden spiders.  I hope to photograph the birth of the tiny baby garden spiders this year.


Hope everyone is enjoying the end of the month and the very hot and humid weather.






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