A June Photo Hunt

Here are my results of Karma’s June Photo Hunt.

1. A colorful bird. The bright orange bill and eye of an Oystercatcher in Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge near Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Look, he’s standing on one leg.

Oystercatcher on the beach at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Oystercatcher on the beach at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Nikon D7000/80-400VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 500, EV +0.3, 400mm focal length.

2. A Grad – of any sort. A 2011 high school graduate poses with her likeness at a family graduation party.

A 2011 high school graduate poses with her cake at her graduation party.

A 2011 high school graduate poses with her cake at her graduation party. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5, ISO 220, EV 0, 28mm focal length.

3. A Dad – of any sort. My Dad, 85 years young, laughing at his 2011 Father’s Day gift, a scratch off lottery card. I am so ever grateful to have both my parents still in my life.  iPhone photo used in very challenging lighting.

My Dad on Father's Day.

My Dad on Father's Day in 2011.

4. Something purple.  Well, it looked purple to me but my iPhone had other ideas. :)

A purple-ish red peony flower in my yard.

A purple-ish red peony flower in my yard.

5. A butterfly. The only butterflies I have seen lately was on a very windy day on the Jersey shore and I was not able to bag a photo.  So, I dipped into my archive and came up with this black and yellow butterfly from Walt Disney World’s World Showcase across from the Italy pavilion. Hey, these are purple flowers!

A black and yellow butterfly in some flowers near Epcot's Italy pavilion.

A black and yellow butterfly in some flowers near Epcot's Italy pavilion. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

6. A funny face.  How about a large hot air balloon from BonjourQuebec.com as my funny face selection?  Sure brought smiles and laughter to many of the spectators watching at the 2011 Syracuse Balloonfest.

A big funny face from Quebec, Canada floats over the 2011 Syracuse Balloonfest.

A big funny face from Quebec, Canada floats over the 2011 Syracuse Balloonfest. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/13, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 105mm focal length.

I did not get to the southern part of my county so I do not have a bonus photo this time around.

I encourage you to visit Karma’s blog post to see the many other entries to her June Photo Hunt.

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8 Responses to A June Photo Hunt

  1. JenniferA says:

    Great choices, Scott! I love that little bird with the bright orange beak. Nice funny face too! Very original.

  2. Karma says:

    I clicked on your link about standing on one leg – that’s some interesting stuff. I guess I just thought birds were shifting their weight from one leg to the other. I agree with your iPhone on the color of the peony – I’ve never seen a truly purple one before – they are usually more of a hot or deep pink. I’ll give you a pass on it though ;-) That is one great funny face! Love it!
    I might have one more person joining in on the photo hunt, so I am going to wait until tomorrow or Friday to do the wrap-up. I’ll be looking forward to your assignment next month, and I should have no excuses not to do it since I am out on summer break!

    • Thanks for the pass, Teach! That’s why I doubled up with the butterfly photo.

      Most animals have a reason for doing things. The bird on one leg post is my most searched post. Comes up on my Search list in various ways every day.

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  4. Dawn says:

    Nice. Love the shot of your Dad, low light or not. That one is truly special.

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