Thursday, January 17, 2019

"A Pearl with Wings"...

Unfortunately, Blogger is full of bugs and it's impossible to post a photo, so I'm posting a link to a reliable place: https://500px.com/photo/290966215/-a-pearl-with-wings-by-kelly-shipp

A Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) butterfly pauses collecting pollen.

Phot # IBU1141. September, 2005.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, January 7, 2019

"Nature's Patterns"...


Black and white detail of a dragonfly.

Photo # DSC_0032bw. July, 2005.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

"Flourish"...


This is from a collection of wildflower photographs I took in 2005.

(c) Kelly Shipp Photography
Photo # DSC_0123bwc

Friday, December 7, 2018

"Blue Cosmos"...


If you slow down, nature may just surprise you with beauty in the smallest of worlds. This small plant, mostly underwater, looks as if it were it's own underwater nebula. It appears to be surrounded by sticks, which are actually reflections of branches above the water from surrounding trees. Nature surrounds us with beauty, if we just stop and look with open eyes.
I challenge you to look at this photograph from across the room. The different perspectives are very interesting. Hope you enjoy.

Location: Bell Slough WMA, Mayflower, Arkansas. 2013.
Photo # IMG_7453a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, November 30, 2018

"Tranquil Reflections"...


Tranquil is often defined as 'free from disturbance' by waves. This can also be said for the purpose of our Wildlife Management Areas. I'm so glad we have these lands protected.

Location: Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area,Mayflower, Arkansas. March, 2013.
Photo # IMG_7201-15ah1bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Sunday, November 25, 2018

"Winter at Lake Bailey"...


Location: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. February, 2013.
Photo # IMG_7026-7030abw1.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Hidden Gems"...


For those who explore, you appreciate the value of finding hidden gems off the beaten path. This is one of those. These wildflowers were blooming far off the trail. Even the insect was shy in this photograph. Hope you enjoy.

Location: Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. March, 2016.
Photo # KS8_7681s.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography