Here Comes the Sun

Time to Rise and Shine…

Some of the best mornings are when wildlife is awakened by the Sun’s soft glowing light… Gently summoned to go about their activities of daily life.

As a photographer, I enjoy seeing wildlife illuminated early in the day when soft sun rays seep through the landscape.

I put together this collection of images that I believe captures magical moments when… Here Comes the Sun.

Sunrise occurred in two locations on this particular morning, against the sky and reflected in the waters of a wetland pond. This Great Blue Heron’s silhouette would be much less remarkable set against the normal grayish-blue water reflection. Here comes the sun in early morning. Later in the day? Gone…

A Great Egret’s massive wing-span readily captured here comes the sun and flipped it right back at you. Those feathers are breath-taking! As George Harrison reminds us in his song, “It’s alright…”

A Barred Owl’s cautious gaze and the chipmunk’s last breath are emphasized by the low-angled stream of morning light. Somehow, the soft light diminished the harshness of survival in the wild. I felt at peace with Mother Nature’s solution for feeding her children, here comes the sun.

Here comes the sun. Between trips to a hummingbird feeder, this Anna’s Hummingbird perched on a nearby grapevine. She appeared angel-like as her feathers radiated light… imitating the sun rays that created her glow.

Here comes the sun… warmly touching Townsend’s Chipmunk fur, ascending to her pupil. Caught in a reflection. Looking like a sky’s eye.

Look closely, Here comes the sun, dew drops set to glow on the tips of Douglas Squirrel’s whiskers and fur.

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

~George Harrison

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #213- Here Comes the Sun

2 thoughts on “Here Comes the Sun

  1. Wow JANE, some incredible images this week. I loved the golden water in the blue heron shot but nothing competes with the owl image – except perhaps the glory of the hummingbird. Amazing captures all, truly extraordinary

  2. Hello Tina. I have to agree that the owl photo, and the series of shots that were taken with that one, represents one of those unexpected times Nature profoundly affected me as a wildlife photographer. One of those humbling experiences! I’m happy you enjoyed “the glory of the hummingbird.” Perhaps that shot provided balance for the owl subject matter?

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