Just a couple photos to post for today. We had an impressive storm on the 4th with ridiculously hard rain fall. But before the rain came some decent lightning. I didn’t catch much on camera, but I did get a couple fairly unimpressive blasts. It is however, the first time (that I can recall) getting actual lightning in a photo.
I also came across these baby killdeer on my driveway today. I haven’t used my long lens in a while, and especially the macro function (used on the baby) so I thought it would be good practice to follow these guys around. The babies (there were four of them) were quite cute and my little boys loved them.
Killdeer have a very interesting tactic of acting injured as they lure predators away from their young. When I was photographing them, they failed to demonstrate for me, unfortunately.
Interestingly, killdeer are able to run as soon as they hatch from their eggs. I’m not sure how old these young ones were.
This one was hiding in the grass.