Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What a Wonderful World!


Psalm 104:24 (MSG)
What a wildly wonderful world, God!
You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
made earth overflow with your wonderful creation.

My husband, Danny, is an avid, and I might add talented, photographer.  Those of you who have followed my blog for any length of time have no doubt viewed many of his photos here.  And it's been Danny's dream for quite a while to acquire a super-duper, hefty zoom lens, like the ones you see the National Geographic photographers toting around.  Thanks to an unexpected windfall recently, Danny takes the plunge!


This is a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG.  No, I have no idea what all those numbers and letters mean, but does it matter?  No!  Not when he can take photos like these from an unimaginable distance.

It's that ravenous, rascally Racer!


Mrs. Prancer and her friends hanging out in our woods.




No, this is not Reverend, as he is a Great-horned owl in The Glade Series, but this Barred owl is a majestic bird nonetheless.





This mockingbird, either bravely or foolishly, perches close to the Barred owl, looking for an opportunity to harass him.


A Downy woodpecker in search of dinner.


And look who returns for a special photo-op:  Stumpy!


However, as he is frolicking near where Mr. Owl is stationed, we can't help but wonder if this poor little fellow will evade this predator.

Yes, God has generously made our forested yard overflow with His wonderful creations.

And we give thanks for His wildly wonderful world.

Amen!

Postscript:  Danny spied Stumpy again this past Sunday.  He lives!

26 comments:

  1. Great pictures Martha! Glad Danny was able to get his "toy." I'm sure it will be well worth every penny.

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    1. Yes, it will be worth every penny, Bill. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, too! I know I do. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  2. I forgot how cool a great telephoto lens makes our picture-taking!

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    1. It is very cool, Roy! Yes, Danny is having loads of fun with this new gadget.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Since I have now given up all cameras and just take bad photos with my phone from time to time, I can appreciate and admire the enthusiasm and talent reflected in Danny's photos. Those are terrific. And glad that Stumpy made it to frolic another day.

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    1. Danny certainly inspires me to use my camera more - it has a zoom lens, too, but nothing like this "monster."
      And I'm with you about little ol' Stumpy; hoping he enjoys a long and happy life!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. These are wonderful photos, Martha. Well done Danny!

    I have never been good with cameras. I now have a cell phone with a camera in it. Whenever someone calls me I press the wrong button and take a photo of my ear.

    God bless.

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    1. Lol, Victor!!! I can only imagine how many ear photos you have amassed to date.
      And I will pass on your kind words to Danny.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Love the nature photos!! Isn't God's world so fascinating and interesting, not to mention beautiful? I know my camera opened up a whole new world for me. I don't have the super duper lens like Danny, not sure I'd know what to do with it. But photography is a wonderful hobby...it enables us to see things in God's world more clearly, and to appreciate it even more! Thank you (And Danny) for these lovely photos!! Enjoy!!!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the photos, Pamela! Can you believe Danny's new lens weighs 5 pounds??? I could never handle that! So glad my little camera does have a zoom on it, though it's no where near as powerful as this one, of course.
      And yes - God's creation never ceases to amaze me. He has truly blessed us with this wildly wonderful world.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Martha, Danny's photos are simply stunning. God's creation is so incredibly amazing and beautiful! Seeing photos like this causes me to praise the Lord. It appears that Danny is thoroughly enjoying his new "toy".

    Love and blessings!

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    1. He is enjoying it immensely, Kim! Today, he went out roaming the woods, hoping to get a photo of one of our resident hawks, and he succeeded. Though way, way up in a pine, the lens captured him perfectly. What a blessing!
      And I'm so glad that photos like these inspire you to praise God. His creation, His works, are always worthy of our praise.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Oh Wow, Martha! I love Danny's new lens. I'm so glad he was able to finally get them. I well understand his dream to have them. :) Thank you for sharing these awesome photos, too! They have refreshed my spirit. :) Love and hugs to you!
    P.S. I sure hope Stumpy survived!

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    1. Trudy, I'm so, so glad these photos inspired you and refreshed your spirit! I will make sure to pass your accolades on to Danny, although he does often check comments on my blog.
      And yes, to date, Stumpy is alive and well!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Thank you all for the nice comments about my photography. I do enjoy creating these moments.

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    1. I know you do, honey, and I love sharing your pictures here.
      Love you!

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  9. LOVE LOVE his shots! The majesty of the King's creation!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. I will be sure to tell Danny, Lulu! And is there anything more majestic than God's creation? Only God, Himself.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. i love how you put it, Martha - this, our wildly wonderful world. and your husband is sheer genius behind a lens. simply fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I'll be sure to let Danny know how much you enjoyed his photos.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Those are amazing shots! Happy for Danny! And now all of us that get to enjoy his passion!

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    1. Yes, that's the fun part, Floyd, we all get to enjoy his amazing photos. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  12. I am glad that Stumpy evaded the owl!! Those photos are pretty amazing, indeed! Exciting for your Danny and I know we will be blessed by more of his photography in your blogs to come...

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    1. Oh, me, too, Terri! I've grown so fond of little Stumpy. I'm looking forward to more of Danny's photos with this amazing lens.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. ohhh wow. love these photos. and envious his camera equipment. Long live Stumpy!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the photos, Jean; yes, this new lens is quite amazing. And I'm with you - Long live Stumpy! :)
      Love and blessings!

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