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Spring at Duke Gardens

I am going to get ahead start of Mr. Walkabout on his blog about my recent photo outing to Duke Gardens yesterday. The weather at the gardens was beautiful in the mid 80's.

This is a yellow lily with a plash of purple flowers in the background.  The gardens were amazingly beautiful this year in the spring.

I photographed many different types of pieces of wildlife and flowers that are located in Sarah P. Duke Gardens along with macro subjects.

This is a great Blue Heron I caught yesterday while he was catching the fish for its meal at the pond. I got serval shots of the sequence of the heron catching and eating its fish it caught.

This was amazing to photograph the sequence of how the Great Blue Heron caught the fish at the pond at the Duke Gardens yesterday.

This a red - crested pochard splashing in the water and grooming its self for the female for the day.

I got a sequence of this Red- Crested Pochard as well.

This is an Eastern Male Towhee that I also photographed at Duke Gardens. But this Eastern Male Towhee had a skin condition on its head, which is rare to see in the wild and photograph it.

We saw 2 different types of frogs as well. This is a Green Frog that I photographed at Duke Gardens .

This  is an American Black Rat Snake. They are harmless to humans . But you can hold them if you are very careful. This Black rat snake was asleep at the time when me and my mentor were taking pictures of the Black Rat Snake.

This was a very successful photo outing at the Duke Gardens with my mentor  this year for spring colors and I hope to return to some more this year to photograph the gardens during the rest of the year and coming up months ahead.

I will be doing a spring color week in May  or a macro week as well in the coming up month for my blog.

Have a great week!


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