As part of my on-going attempt of looking at the closer details, I found this iris by the lake at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. My first several shots were the old habit. Set up the tripod and grab the sunrise, the big picture first. After I get that out of my system, I reminded myself that I need to find something smaller to isolate on, or at least include it in the scene. While it’s not an extreme close-up, I think it does add to the appeal.
Here you have a common tree squirrel. He has found his nut and is reveling in the moment, when he looks up and spots a cheetah, the world's fastest land animal. Both stood there for a few moments, not sure what to do next, but to those of us that were watching, it seemed like hours. Then one of them jumps...
One scenario is that the little guy makes it to the tree and snickers at the big cat. The other scenario is that the survival of the fittest- circle of life thing takes place. You get the idea. Either way, I'm not saying. I'll let you finish the end of this little story.
A botanist I’m not. I can tell a flower from a tree, but don’t ask me what type of flower it is. I can recognize the majors; roses, daisies, sunflowers, tulips and such. But if it’s something unusual, I’m speechless.
Walking through the zoo, there were several flowers that screamed, “Hey, over here! Forget the mean looking lion and come check me out.” It’s hard to ignore such a pretty flower like this, so I accepted its invitation to admire its beauty and take a quick shot. Feel free to comment if anyone knows what kind it is.