Saturday, April 29, 2017

Feather Flashing

Only of the only two times when Peacocks are beautiful to photograph is when they are calling to each other or when they raise their feathers. Luckily for me, this one raised his feathers. I took several rounds of photos of it, so be ready for more. At one point I must have annoyed him because he moved his feathers over me so I couldn't see him.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bird Tree

In the lower part of the tree where "Hiding Bird" was shot, I spotted another type of bird. I couldn't tell you what type it is, but it's beautiful. It flew in, rested for a minute, called to its friends, then it left. Just like that.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Crouching Cat

Earlier I said there was a cat, here it is. The problem with the cat is that I couldn't get very close to it because it was scared of me. This was about the closest I got to it before it ran away. Although it ran away, I followed it and got some shots but it was hard to run and take pictures at the same time. The pictures were very blurry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hiding Bird

Up high in the trees were several Crows. They came in, probably ate, then starting talking to each other. They chirped, clicked, and made all sorts of sound to each other. As they did this more birds came and then, even more, birds came. Soon I was like a bird party. What did that make me? The photographer?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Squirrel Glare

As I walked around, nature was all over the place. There were squirrels, peacocks, birds, and even a cat. This squirrel was looking around, probably at me, as I set my camera close to the ground and take some shots like these. He was in between eating so I think he was a little angry at me for interrupting his dinner.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Squirrel

Happy late Easter! Since this theme is spring and because spring has Easter in it, why not have a picture of the Easter Bunny (squirrel). As this squirrel feasted on some nuts, I crept up and took incredible close-up, eating action shots. I wonder if he ever noticed me.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Peacocks have many eyes. They have eyes on their head and on their feathers. As we jump into the new theme at TMannphotography expect to see flowers, springtime bugs, insects, and animals. Animals like birds, squirrels, ducks, and sometimes peacocks. Get excited about this theme because it's going to be a great one. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Let's start our transition into Spring! On a wall that was in a kids play area, there was some rain left over and someone decided to draw on it. I believe it is a deformed smiley face, but you can decide. I like how the 2 climbing pieces are in the picture. They add another layer of depth to the picture.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


It's the final day of Colorado. As I close I wanted to end with a bang, so I think I did. The two birds lifted off the rocky beach and flew 20 feet the are about to land in the water. The two geese somehow got the movement on rhythm and flew in unison. I really don't know how because when you walk with someone do you walk in the same stride as them? I think I might have just been lucky.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lift Off

We have only one bird left. I slowly crept up to the goose and took several pictures every five-ish feet not wanting the goose to leave and me not get a close-up shot. Luckily for me, I was about to take another round of photos when the goose left. It started to run and get speed the stretched out its wings and started to create a force that lifted him up, that's for tomorrow.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

2 Left

Continuing from yesterday's picture is this picture. This was the bird that left. As he lifts his wings and starts to fly, his legs drag on the water. He breaks the water and forces it to move while his feet go through. Next we have the other two birds left. What will they be doing?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stay or Go 

As I crept up to the geese they started to walk away. I knew that once I was close enough to them that they would fly away, but I didn't know how close was close. Obviously, I was too close to one of the geese. Over the next, two to five days will be the final pictures of these birds and Colorado. Then I will move on to a new and more current selection of photo's.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Goose Talk

On our final days and pictures up in beautiful Colorado, I will end it with five-ish goose pictures. I will save some of my best for last so keep checking every day. They might be eating, swimming, flying or anything that geese might do. Probably warning the other goose about me approaching, the right goose 'talked.'

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ice Water

I noticed something falling in the corner of my eye and went over to it. It was some of the ice melting. Crouching down and trying not to fall into the close river, I took the shot. Taking 15 pictures in a row only before deleting 14 of them leaving me with this one. Cropped the sides a little then posted here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Winding River

On the other side of the last picture seems to be a river that never ends. Curving left, right, left, right as it snakes down the mountain. But to where is the question. Another river? A bigger river? A lake, or body of water?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Up River

On a bridge, that overlooked an ice covered, snow covered, and somewhat flowing river was me and my car. The river was only a few inches deep and made the river bumpy and gave it some depth. They were similar to multiple miniature waterfalls. Some of the times the rocks were too big and went out of the river and didn't make the waterfall.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Mountain High

Any place on a high mountain you can see forever. The way that the snow tracks are to the way the snow on the mountains is what makes this picture. The main color in this picture is white, the snow and clouds. The picture is simple, a third of it is snow tracks, another is mountain and the final third is the blue and mostly clear sky.

Thursday, April 06, 2017


The snow was exactly how you would like it to be in the spring, not too slushy and not too icy but something in between. This is what the snow was like, even though it was 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 20 something at night. Unfortunately for some other ski slopes, their snow was either icy or slushy, not what we had.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017


On the side of a cliff, which I did climb, were multiple hives of some insect. I believe it is either a Mud Dabber or Hornets home. There was no insect in them and no evidence about who or what built them. They must have been built before the first freeze and probably before winter if the insect builder wanted to stay and not die.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Train Sunset

It's another scenic movie where the sunset is on the horizon behind something, this time it's a train. The bright sunset contradicts with the dark train. What I like the most out of this picture is that I used the train to block out the sun. I positioned, not really, it so that it wouldn't be too much train or too much sun. Just kidding, this was just one of the lucky car ride shots that I took, nothing special.

Monday, April 03, 2017


There is snow in the sky and on the ground. These clouds are over the high, snow-capped mountain. The clouds over it might have been the clouds that dumped all of that snow. I don't know have much is up there but I think that there are at least 2 feet of snow. The elevation must be about 12,000- 14,000 feet so that much snow is not that uncommon.

Saturday, April 01, 2017


This dead leaf is resting in a bed of soft (not really) snow. I focused mostly of the ice particles but I also had just a little on the leaf.