One of the things I love about sunflowers is that no two look alike. I find it difficult to walk past one without stopping to take a photo. This sunflower is a volunteer from the dropped birdseed from my feeders.
Actually to be honest, all of these sunflowers came up on their own. The irony is: None of the sunflowers I actually planted germinated this year, but I have volunteers growing all around the yard.
This little inchworm is perfectly at home on the sunflower.
A few weeks ago we noticed a mother deer hanging out in the field behind our house. She often disappeared into a small thicket of brush towards the back of the field. We suspected that she may have given birth and hidden her baby in the thicket.
A few days ago she arrived with her baby in tow. What a delight to watch the baby fawn run circles around his mom. It wasn't easy shooting photos of a speeding bullet, but I caught a few of the delighted fawn as he kicked up his heels in the morning sun.
The rays of the morning sun light up summer mist under the trees giving the landscape a mystical feel.
The morning mist is highlighted by the rays of the rising sun creating a magical landscape.
The full strawberry moon was spectacular over the lake this month. Although it was rather red as it first rose, that's not why it is called the strawberry moon. The full moon in the month of June is called the strawberry moon because it signals the time for harvesting wild strawberries. Strawberries are not quite ready in Maine, but they will be soon.
This lovely clematis flower bloomed in my yard yesterday. There are several blooms partially open this morning waiting for the sun.
Clematis flowers grow on a perennial vine and bloom from late spring until fall.
Today's photo art is Million Bells (Calbrachoa). They look like miniature petunias and make stunning subjects for photography and digital art.
Today's image is of a red tulip in my garden bed. It has been digitally edited to give it a light glow and add some softness to the background.
Today's image is a macro photo of water drops on the window pane. I love the silvery color as it reminds me of metal. Sometimes, water drops produce reflections of the surrounding area or pick up interesting colors from the background. These drops where photographed early in the morning before the sun was fully up. They reflect a gray or colorless sky on the other side of the window.
Today's image is a composite of two photos. I extracted the deer from a stock photo and then edited it to look like an illustration. I then created two layers from my photo of roses, which had also been edited to look more like an illustration or painting, and added the deer. While I may not have captured this lovely little deer amid the roses with my camera, the combination of the two photos illustrates the beauty of nature.
Today's photo is of a colorful halo around the moon. These halos are created when the light from the moon refracts through tiny ice crystals in the air. They are usually a sign that a storm is nearby.
This image was created by combining two photos in a composite. One photo was taken with the focus on the moon to get the details of the moon, while the second shot was focused on the halo.