Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Heron in the Snow (2 images)

I never knew Great Blue Herons lived in Yosemite.  I’m not sure why I didn’t think so, but it was a pleasant surprise to see this guy sitting on a snowy log.  I could get so close, these weren’t even cropped.  He just sat there going about his business.  I’m not the best bird shooter that’s for sure, especially on a 15 degree morning with gloves on, but it was fun capturing this guy.  🙂


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The Morning Hour

I managed to get myself out of bed early this morning so that I could catch some morning light.  These pictures were taken just a few miles from where we live.  The green hills have now turned brown as usual at this time of year.  It’s why California is called “The Golden State”.  Do you see the living creature in the shed photo???

The morning was so quiet…just me, my camera and….someone checking me out.  🙂




Winging It

The other day during the early evening, we were out on the back deck enjoying the view and watching what I’m calling “Bird Theater”.  There are so many varieties of birds around here, it’s really unbelievable and a very pleasant surprise.

I’m not practiced in the art of action photos or wildlife photos for that matter, and I was trying to capture pretty bluebirds that would land on branches just off the deck.  It wasn’t really working out though, mainly because I have a slow zoom lens in addition to me not being very experienced.    Of course this made me realize now how badly I need a 2.8 zoom lens; but that is a want that will have to be fulfilled at a much later date.

In the meantime, I tried working with a few of the images to recover detail but it just wasn’t happening.  Then I thought…hmmm…maybe I’ll try to make it more like a painting or an artful image, so this is what I came up with.