Photography

Autumn Leaf Color Season Approaches

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By Glynn Wilson – The autumn season is upon us, since the fall equinox occurred on September 22, and it is about to be a busy time of year for travelers who like to get outdoors and chase the changing leaf colors in the most beautiful of seasons in North America. According to officials in…

Labor Day Feature Photos from Tannehill State Park

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TANNEHILL STATE PARK, AL. — Labor unions and members of the public celebrated Labor Day at the historic ironworks park. Here are some feature photos of the event. The United Mine Workers and other unions held their annual Birmingham District Labor Day celebration, with plenty of barbecue along with “pickin’ and singin’” and a fair…

Summer Super Moon Rises Saturday Night

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The largest, brightest full moon of the year will rise in the sky this weekend, a phenomenon that ranks as one of the biggest celestial events of the year in what astronomers call a “perigee full moon.” Tides will be stronger than usual along the shores, and watch for the crazy people out around the…

Female Eastern Bluebird Feeds Clutch of Chicks on Her Own

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Watch the video here – All photos by Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved. CLICK on the IMAGES for a Larger View. It is unclear what happened to the male Eastern bluebird [Sialia sialis] who spawned this clutch with the attractive female in the photos, although for the past two days, she has been feeding them…

Photo Essay: An April Walking Tour of Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, I took the time to do a walking photography tour of some of the national monuments in the nation’s capital. Check it out. All rights reserved. By Glynn Wilson. Click on the images for a larger view.

Photo Essay: Washington Monuments

By Glynn Wilson – I always love visiting this nation’s Capital City. What a place to photograph. [Click on the images for a larger view]… The Washington Monument after the Climate Change March – The Washington Monument before the Climate Change March – The Washington Monument during the Climate Change March – The White House…

Photo Essay: Birmingham’s Vulcan Trail Enshrouded in Snow

When the first snow of 2013 began falling in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, photographer and hiker Kenny Walters took out along Vulcan Trail on Birmingham’s Southside with his Nikon to document the beauty of the event. This is some of what he found. Looking up at Vulcan – Around the bend – A fallen tree…

Yard Birds in a Dogwood After First Snowfall of 2013

A Carolina chickadee [poecile carolinensis] feeding in a dogwood on the morning after the first snowfall of 2013. (Click on the images for a larger view.) John James Audubon himself named this species in South Carolina. The curious, intelligent Carolina chickadee looks very much like a black-capped Chickadee, with a black cap on its cute…

First Snowfall of 2013 Hits Central Alabama

The first snowfall of 2013 hit Middle Alabamaland on Thursday, shutting down schools and causing power outages and other havoc even though the forecast only called for 1-3 inches and the winter storm was expected to be short-lived. Scroll down to see the best pics from later in the day. Click on the images for…

Photo Gallery: Talladega National Forest

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a view from atop Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama at 2,407 feet above sea level. If a plan goes forward to lease virtually all of the land in this view to a mining company like Halliburton for natural gas drilling, this public land set aside for future generations to…

Super Moon Rises Over the Trees on May 5

Glynn Wilson The brightest and largest full moon of 2012 came over the horizon Saturday night in what is being billed by scientists as the rare appearance of a “supermoon” when the celestial body is closest to Earth this year. Glynn Wilson At 11:34 p.m., about the time these photos were taken, the moon was…

Spring Bird Migration 2012 in Full Swing as Grosbeaks Pass Through

The rose-breasted grosbeaks and other migratory bird species are passing through the South on the way north for the summer. I managed to get a few decent shots Wednesday. Glynn Wilson The rose-breasted grosbeak [pheucticus ludovicianus] making a stop in the backyard bird sanctuary in middle Alabama during the spring bird migration of 2012. Glynn…

A White-Throated Sparrow in the Backyard Bird Bath

Glynn Wilson A beautiful little white-throated sparrow [zonotrichia albicollis] lives in the shrubs in our yard and visits the backyard birth bath daily. But it is hard to time it just right to get his picture. I got lucky today. Just as I set up, he showed up and didn’t fly away as I snapped…

Eastern Towhee Becomes A Regular at Backyard Bird Bath

Glynn Wilson An Eastern towhee [pipilo erythrophthalmus] taking a bath in the backyard on a beautiful Easter Sunday in Central Alabama. Notice the red eyes. No, that’s not red eye from a camera flash. These interesting birds around all year long in the South have red eyes. They rustle around in the leaves to unearth…