Feathers Aren’t Always Fragile

Wisdom from a Great Blue Heron chick in South Carolina, USA. Are you feeling small, vulnerable and powerless? Right now it's a fight for survival... find the inner mongrel. Be fierce! Keep building strength (be patient, it takes time). One day you will FLY Photos taken by Ellen Jennings from  Passing By Photo  and used... Continue Reading →

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Icy Looks

Very cool photos. I was intrigued by these icy illusions, each posted on their respective blogs quite recently. The first photo is taken by Steve Schwartzman from Austin (Texas, USA) and the second photo is taken by Ellen Jennings from the South Carolina Lowcountry, USA. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** No flowers, buds,... Continue Reading →

Here’s The Catch: Predator and Prey

The reality of the natural world is that some creatures eat other creatures to survive. Nature photographers spend a lot of time outside and sometimes capture dramatic moments in the struggle for survival. Their photos and stories may shock us but we can learn so much from these encounters - animals seem capable of much... Continue Reading →

Five Eyes: Ellen Jennings

Ellen Jennings lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry, USA and photographs the abundant wildlife and natural environment in her area. She has a knack for capturing a little 'something special' of the character of her subjects that keeps me hooked on her imagery! Passing By Photo is a collection of Ellen's photography:  Home  |  Image... Continue Reading →

We Stick Together

I really love two recent photos of bird 'couples' building their nests, taken by the Jennings, South Carolina USA. I'm delighted to have permission to share both images on my blog - thank you very much Ted and Ellen. I'd encourage you to explore Ted's and Ellen's blogs which generally feature the wildlife and scenery... Continue Reading →

Standing With Wild Dolphins

Ted and Ellen Jennings are photographers from Lowcountry, South Carolina and a number of times I've featured their images.  They've recently contributed a guest post in my Where and What is Beauty? series. I follow both of their blogs and can't recommend them highly enough. I've learned so much about the amazing landscapes and wildlife... Continue Reading →

Propagation Facility: Spanish Moss

Just last week, chatting through the Comments section, I was talking with Ellen Jennings from South Carolina (Passing By Photo) about the silvery moss in her photo of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. She told me about this plant, Spanish Moss, and that "It makes an elegant drape in many of the old trees." Yesterday when visiting... Continue Reading →

Stealing the Show

Ellen Jennings, Passing By Photo, took this AMAZING photo of a Roseate Spoonbill having a bath in a shallow pond, coastal South Carolina, USA. Click on the photo to see a larger-size version. To me this spoonbill is a star performer taking centre stage... what a beautiful vision in fluffy pink, reflected in the water!... Continue Reading →

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