Another late afternoon photo excursion with my husband. This time we stayed right in town, or at least within about 10 miles from the house. My first picture of the day was of this cloud. I call it a 'fluffy cloud', but my more intellectual son says its a 'cumulus cloud', which is just a scholar's way of saying 'fluffy cloud'.
Hawks are very common, even in my neighborhood. This one is watching over a field for small rodents, possibly mice, chipmunks, and young rabbits or pairie dogs. I don't think I will ever tire of watching the magnificient raptors.
Its spring turkey season in Colorado, but these turkeys seem to know that we aren't armed. This is a flock of Rio Grande turkeys. The large tom in the center is in full strut. The young jakes around him are too immature and intimidated to challenge him for the favors of the hens.
Pronghorn antelope are plentiful out on the plains near my house. This lone buck wasn't overly alarmed by my presence. The pronghorn have big, beautiful eyes.... can you see his long eyelashes?
NOTE: to those who have inquired or wondered, no, I am not a professional photographer but I appreciate the compliment. I am just very fortunate to live in a place full of photographic opportunity. Most of my pictures are lucky shots. For instance, today I shot 400 exposures, and maybe only 50 were worth keeping. I'm just glad that I have a digital so I can virtually shoot as many pictures that I want, but only print out the best. I'd be broke, and the owner of hundreds of lousy pictures if I were still doing this the old fashioned way with film!