Randy Bayne

Tag: wildlife

  • Tent Caterpillar – Photo of the Day

    Tent Caterpillar – Photo of the Day

    This one gets the honor of being my Photo of the Day because it was recently licensed through my Adobe Stock account. It was made during a break in driving as we pulled over at a welcome center on the Georgia/South Carolina border. I don’t recall having ever seen tent caterpillars before, and I found […]

  • A Deer Visits My Backyard

    A Deer Visits My Backyard

    Over the past several days we have had a few deer visit our yard and the trees across the creek. They come here for the abundance of food available, both outside our yard and inside. Here is a short (under two minutes) video slideshow of one of the recent visits. I suspect that hidden not […]

  • Getting back to making images

    Getting back to making images

    Making images never really stopped. The pandemic just slowed me down a little, and other priorities have limited time spent on processing photos. There is a huge backlog waiting to be processed, and at the same time I am making more new images. Spring may be the reason It was a slow start this year. […]

  • Eastern Swallowtail: Photo of the Day

    Eastern Swallowtail: Photo of the Day

    We took a walk by the lake today. Marcie wanted to take a look at some work the POA had done, and the lake trail seemed like a good place to walk the dog. Since I wasn’t planning on photographing anything my “real camera” got left at home. Make no mistake, phone cameras are excellent […]

  • Deer in the Backyard – Photo of the Day

    Deer in the Backyard – Photo of the Day

    A deer paused to look in my direction as I stood hidden behind the dark screen on the porch. I slowly braced my lens against the open doorway being careful to not expose myself too much and risk the deer running away. The late afternoon light was fading fading fast and I knew I would […]

  • Wild Babies Visit the Backyard

    Wild Babies Visit the Backyard

    Wild Babies – Photo of the Day, May 14, 2020 The goslings visiting our yard the past few days finally settled down enough for me to get a picture of them this morning. Four of them anyway. The other two insisted on running around the yard. Probably trying to keep mom on her toes. These […]

  • Of Worms, Trees, and a Pileated Woodpecker

    Of Worms, Trees, and a Pileated Woodpecker

    A couple weeks ago a storm took the top off one of the trees in my backyard. The tree is about 15 feet shorter now. That’s about one-third shorter than it was. It has been a candidate for removal for a while, but since it is hidden behind other trees and mostly out of sight […]

  • Top Picks of 2019

    Top Picks of 2019

    Continuing with making images right up to the end of the year has caused a delay in posting my top picks of 2019. I wanted to get what I have finished posted even though I still have a few to process and edit. Any which turn out to make the favorites list will be added […]

  • Eastern Towhee – Photo of the Day

    Eastern Towhee – Photo of the Day

    Occasionally I take my camera along while I walk the dog. Yesterday was one of those days. It was early enough to still have good light, and birds were still active before the heat of the day drove them into hiding. As we rounded a corner an Eastern Towhee perched on the street sign. It […]

  • A Morning at Pickney Island National Wildlife Refuge

    A Morning at Pickney Island National Wildlife Refuge

    It was way back in April when my wife and I visited Pickney Island National Wildlife Refuge at Hilton Head, South Carolina. I shot almost 400 frames that morning and spent the next several weeks culling, processing, culling, processing, to get down to the several posted to my Website. Meeting an American Alligator Back in […]

  • Reorganized and Ready to Move On and an Alligator

    Reorganized and Ready to Move On and an Alligator

    This is one of the images I have been working on the last couple weeks, and partially the reason I haven’t taken my own advice from my last post to write more regularly. I had very good intentions on being a more regular poster. All that did was add more asphalt to the road to […]

  • Favorite Images of 2018: A Look Back

    Favorite Images of 2018: A Look Back

    The end of each year, or the beginning, is a good time to look back at the year that was. It is a time to think about what went well, where improvement can be made, and consider what impact you want to make in the year ahead. During 2018 we traveled to South Carolina, California, […]

  • Carolina Wren Survives Crash with Window

    Carolina Wren Survives Crash with Window

    Thump! Dog barking… Repeated thumps with movement on the back porch. Sunday afternoon football on television interrupted. Went out to the back porch to see what the commotion was and saw a Carolina Wren flying around the screened porch in search of an escape. I did my best to assist. Unsuccessfully. Quiet. Where did the […]

  • Walking on the Beach in Del Mar

    Walking on the Beach in Del Mar

    We were vacationing in Del Mar, California last month, enjoying walks on the beach everyday and a few travels around San Diego. We spent one day in Pasadena to see the latest show our son was working on. Even though there were a few other things we did, this year our vacation was really about […]

  • Productivity: Getting Things Done by Focusing

    Productivity: Getting Things Done by Focusing

    An interesting title coming from a photographer. It came about because that is exactly what I have been doing the past couple days. Focusing… …which has resulted in… Productivity. Focus Right now I’m taking a break to write this from a bunch of processing of images in my backlog. As I plodded along in my […]