09/05/09 - Well, in this case, the 4th time was the charm. After 3 days of trying to get a 'just right' purple moring glory picture, I still wasn't happy. So, I went out early this morning with Johnny and tried ONE MORE TIME. I thanked Johnny for being my good luck charm and helping me to take this picture which I am finally happy with.
Yesterday when I was near the swamp, I saw a turkey vulture on top of one of the big dead trees where the hawk usually hangs out. I know some folks don't care for those birds, but I think they serve a useful purpose in nature and are pretty neat. This one had a real personality, and he fanned his wings out for me several times and let me get as close as the tall tree would allow. Here's the best shot I got of him:
Have a great weekend! We're off to a Durham Bulls baseball game tonight:-)