WordPress weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “juxtaposition”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I took this first photo with my cell phone camera after my kids pointed out that the water puddle was in the shape of the United States. It’s not until I opened the image on my computer that I realized the water puddle even has the red, white and blue colors of the USA. I love the way it looks and I wish I had had my good camera with me at the time.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition of red, white and blue on a water puddle the shape of the USA
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Juxtaposition of red, white and blue on a water puddle the shape of the USA

I’ve shared this other photo on my blog before but I think it fits the theme of juxtaposition perfectly. This is a photo of my car roof covered in water droplets with the blue sky and white clouds reflecting into it. Once again I only had my cell phone camera to capture the image but hey, that’s the magic of Photoshop.

Blue sky and white clouds reflecting on car roof with raindrops
Blue sky and white clouds reflecting on car roof with raindrops

I hope you enjoyed my selections for this interesting theme.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Family

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Remember my 2014 nature photography calendars (choose between five different themes) are still available for sale. Look in the left sidebar on my website for the most up-to-date discount coupon code. All calendars are made to order in the USA so you support the US economy with your purchase, and a starving artist (me!). I also appreciate any referral through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course your blog or website.

Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “family”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

The first photo that came to mind for this family challenge is one I took recently at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It features a new Lemur Walk exhibit where you can stand right next to the lemurs since there are no fences. The only thing is, lemurs love to nap for hours at a time so if you don’t get there early, you have no chance to enjoy a lemur walking by your side. There are five lemurs in this exhibit and when they nap, they seem to like it tight, so this is how they sleep together. My kids think this display of curly lemur tails should be called “a curl of lemurs”. I concur.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge - family of lemurs sleeping together
WordPress weekly photo challenge – family of lemurs sleeping together

I don’t share photos of my kids online so here are some other families I selected for this theme. An elephant mom and her calf.

Elephant mother and calf
Elephant mother and calf

Two brother bears displaying some brotherly love.

Brown bears - brother bears
Brown bears – brother bears

Here’s a mother panda bear and her cub at the San Diego zoo.

Mother panda bear and panda cub
Mother panda bear and panda cub

And last but not least, a family of Russian nesting dolls, 10 in all. The smallest one is the size of a grain of rice.

Family of Russian nesting dolls
Family of Russian nesting dolls

WordPress weekly photo challenge: One

Zazzle online shop If you enjoy my photos and would like to purchase some, I want to thank you! Simply visit my Zazzle online shop and browse the product offerings. If there’s a photo you would like to purchase but don’t see it in my shop, please contact me by using the Contact form at the bottom of my home page and let me know which photos you are interested in purchasing, and in what format / medium.

My 2014 nature photography calendars (choose between five different themes) are still available for sale. Look in the left sidebar on my website for the most up-to-date discount coupon code. All calendars are made to order in the USA so you support the US economy with your purchase, and a starving artist (me!). I also appreciate any referral through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course your blog or website.

Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “one”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

For this theme, I thought I’d highlight some of the photos I featured recently on this photo blog.

There was one Nutall’s woodpecker, the first woodpecker I’ve ever photographed.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One Nuttall's woodpecker
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One Nuttall’s woodpecker

One red pansy with water drops covering its petals.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One red pansy
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One red pansy

One double rainbow (all the way!) in San Diego.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One double rainbow in San Diego
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One double rainbow in San Diego

One very cute Tasmanian devil at the San Diego Zoo.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One Tasmania devil
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One Tasmania devil

And of course, the one duck who photobombed my white pelican shot, which should have been of only one bird…

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One duck photobombs my pelican shot
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One duck photobombs my pelican shot

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Grand

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Today you can save 30% off my 2014 nature photography calendars (choose between five different themes) by using coupon code FRIENDSFAM13, valid until midnight December 6, 2013. Look in the left sidebar on my website for the most up-to-date discount coupon code. All calendars are made to order in the USA so you support the US economy with your purchase, and a starving artist (me!). I also appreciate any referral through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course your blog or website.

By the way, you can read my personal tribute to Nelson Mandela here.

Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “grand”. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I have a grand concept to share with you. I believe that some trees used to be dragons, and I have photographic proof. If you look carefully at trees, you may see it too.

On this first tree, you can clearly see that the shape of these tree branches is a dragon. It may not show well on this photo, but it was a VERY large dragon. Let’s call it a grand dragon.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: grand concept- trees are dragons
WordPress weekly photo challenge: grand concept- trees are dragons

My kids and I stumbled upon this tree trunk during a recent hike. This is another unmistakable proof that trees used to be dragons. This is what we saw at first from behind.

Dragon shape in a tree trunk
Dragon shape in a tree trunk

And then from the side.

Dragon shape in a tree trunk
Dragon shape in a tree trunk

Here are a couple of close-ups of the dragon’s head.

Dragon's head in a tree trunk
Dragon’s head in a tree trunk

Hi buddy, take it easy!

Dragon's head in a tree trunk
Dragon’s head in a tree trunk

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light!

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Today is Small Business Saturday 2013, the one day of the year to encourage people like you to skip the mall and online retailers, and make your purchases at your local mom and pop shop instead. Support small businesses and your local community and make a difference one day at a time.

Remember that my 2014 nature photography calendars (choose between five different themes) are available for sale. Use coupon code BLKFRIZAZZLE to save 60%, valid on November 30, 2013 until midnight. Look in the left sidebar on my website for the most up-to-date discount coupon code. All calendars are made to order in the USA so you support the US economy with your purchase, and a starving artist (me!). I also appreciate any referral through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course your blog or website.

Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “let there be light”. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Well, Thanksgiving is over and it’s now a straight line to Christmas. So how about some Christmas lights for this theme? Here are my favorite Christmas decorations from last year. Enjoy!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light - Christmas lights
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light – Christmas lights
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light - Santa Christmas lights
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light – Santa Christmas lights
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light - Christmas decorations
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light – Christmas decorations
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light - Snowman Christmas lights
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Let there be light – Snowman Christmas lights

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