Dakota's Nature Photos

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Temporary Tears

     "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
                                 -Revelation 21:4

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bushy Eyebrows

This is one animal I never thought I'd get a shot of. Even though moles obviously can't see very well at all, they sure know how to kick it into high gear when they feel threatened. So even if you're lucky enough to see one of these guys above ground, don't count on an easy time getting it to hold still.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

When the Dogwood Trees are Blooming...

...the turkeys will be booming. :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Hiding Place

Does anybody know what kind of moth this is? I spotted it the other day and thought it looked very photogenic.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

And The Winners Are...

Thanks so much to everybody who entered my photography contest over the past two weeks. I received some great photos and, though it was tough deciding which ones I liked the best, here are the three that caught my eye the most. And the winners are...

 For some reason I always seem to enjoy photos of flowers covered in water droplets, and this photo is no exception. The beautiful colors add a truly unique touch to this already gorgeous photo that was obviously taken by an experienced photographer.

 Composition plays a huge role in how any photo turns out, and I love how the little pool of water was utilized to make this otherwise ordinary shot a masterpiece. Gorgeous!

Wow. Where do I even begin with this photo? Not only does it capture wonderfully the beauty of nature, but the girl on the bench plus the black and white throwback makes this shot the most unique I've seen in a long time. Even though it was the first submission I received, picking the first place winner took me about 5 seconds. Thanks for making my job a little easier!

So there they are! If you are a winner, contact me via the form on my sidebar and let me know so I can give you the details of your prize (be sure to verify your identity by including your favorite Bible verse as entered when you submitted your photo). In the meantime you can scroll down and see exactly what it is you've won and be figuring out the details of when and how you want it. As I mentioned before, if you've won features for your blog you can always opt out of certain parts of your prize if they don't appeal to you (ex: you don't need a blog button, etc.). Just let me know and we can work something out.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Anybody Have the Time?

I took this picture a few weeks ago when we went to the park, and I can't help but thinking they look like dozens of little pendulums swinging back and forth. What do you think?

By the way, I wanted to take a minute and let you guys know that my contest entry formed recently malfunctioned and I've been unable to view the two most recent entries. If you tried to send me a photo over the past two days and it's not yet listed in the Current Entries section, please resubmit it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011