Beautiful blue jay | Manvel, Texas Photographer

Every time I see a blue jay I wonder if his blue is brighter than the last one I have seen. They have so many colors of blue in their feathers.

I took this picture out in my mom’s flower garden in her backyard and I love how it turned out.

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This week’s photo challenge on Daily Post was Broken

This old coke box sits in front of our barn it is rusted and broken. This was one of the coke boxes you actually iced down the coca – cola in but as you can see the rust has about taken it over.

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Dirty turtles | Texas wildlife photographer

We have had a lot of rain in Texas in the last few weeks. I caught these turtles sunning on a log and relaxing near the water’s edge.

There were quite a few of them, but some of them were camera-shy and took off when I got to close with the camera.

Our children had several red-eared sliders over the years as pets they were all named Myrtle.

These turtle shells were quite dirty and they really needed a good scrubbing. They were obviously not in the mood because when I mentioned it they tucked tail and dove back in the water.

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Dancing on the water | Brazoria County Photographer

I love to photograph ducks and for some reason I am especially fond of mallards and I really am not sure why.

On this particular day, this male mallard was dancing on the water and being able to get a few shots of this really made my day.

Some ducks are quite graceful when they dance even if they are dancing alone.

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Birds who disagree | Manvel, Texas Photographer

When you go to the park you never know what you might see. These two doves appeared to be having a disagreement.

Doves are beautiful graceful birds. Their color is amazing and their feathers are beautiful. I have never seen them acting like this before. They usually are well-mannered birds.

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Memorial Day | Manvel, Texas Photographer

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America. It is so we can remember those who died while serving our country in the armed services. Thank you all for serving our country.

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The Great Egret | Manvel, Texas Photographer

The Great Egret is one big beautiful bird.

The adult wingspan is 4.3 – 5.6 foot. It seems like such a fancy bird with this wispy feathers sticking up and it moves with such grace when it is soaring past you.

They have bright green around their eyes as if they are wearing eye makeup.

I am hoping I get to see some babies since they were all nesting last time I was at this location. Gathering sticks and adding more to their already huge nest that is the size of a round kitchen table..

This white great egret really stands out against the green of the tala tree. She was so clean even after it had been raining.

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