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Spring is in full swing of things!

 Happy spring everyone. I am on the blog finally after a month after not doing it. I was on vacation for a week at Virginia Beach and then went to my dads for a couple of days.

The past couple of days, I have captured a variety of spring wildlife and flowers that have finally started. The Azaleas  are in full bloom now. 

I have finally have a duck and duckling family at my neighborhood pond this year. Last year, however, the mother and her duck eggs were killed by a coyote. But this year its different, they have survived this year.

This spring, I getting a butt load of photos of the ducks and ducklings . I have also been photographing the Great Blue Heron some.

 I caught the ducklings and ducks along with this American Snapping Turtle which was cool to photograph after all this damn rain we had these past 2 days .

I am ready for the darn pollen to finally be away so I I can work and plant flowers in my garden. I captured this pollen pod that exploded at my neighborhood pond earlier this week, which was cool to photograph. I did not photograph pollen exploding  pollen pod last spring but now I have this spring.

I am looking forward to capturing more subjects this spring and macro work as well.

I will post on a regular basis this spring. This winter was very slow compared to others. But we only got 1 snow storm this year.


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