Greetings to the Hive community. Today I'm offering a collection of pictures for LIL, the LMAC Image Library. I snapped most of these photos myself, but the crow sequence was captured by my daughter when she was in Miami. She was relaxing by a swimming pool and caught sight of a crow in pursuit of a French fry. The story didn't end with the sequence shown in the post below.
After the bird collected the fry, she/he carried it to the edge of the pool, dipped it in water, and then hungrily consumed the morsel. Here, presented photographically, is the rest of the story.
Crow Dipping the Fry
Crow Eating the Fry
All the pond pictures shown in this blog were snapped (by me) in a very exclusive area, not far from where I live. This community does not seem to welcome guests. No Parking and No Standing signs were posted everywhere. To accommodate these restrictions, my husband would stay in the car and I would pop out to take a photo. Some pictures I even took from my car window (Ducks in the Grass, for example).
Here's one picture that didn't come out very well when I used the drive-by method (note the car's side mirror, reflecting my hand, in the frame).
Ducks in the Grass, From a Car Window
Have you visited #LIL? Next time you need a public domain photo, try this unique Hive resource. #LIL has some amazing pictures. Anyone on Hive may borrow from the library and everyone may contribute to it. Rules and procedures here.
LMAC Collage Contest
The image library is an extension of the LMAC Collage Contest, which is currently in its 128th round. Check it out. Join in the fun. There are prizes and an interesting network of creatively inclined people. Both the contest and the library grew from @shaka's inspiration and hard work. There is also a dedicated team (@quantumg and @mballesteros) that helps him keep the community engine running smoothly.
I hope you like my pictures. I sure did have fun taking them.
|Pond Scene||Pond, Flowers, Nature|
|Pond Scene With Fish||Pond, Flowers, Nature, Fish|
|Pond Scene With Fish and Steps||Pond, Fish, Nature, Flowers and Trees|
|Multi-colored Fish in a Pond||Fish, Pond, Reflection|
|Multi-colored Fish Swimming||Pond, Fish, Water, Reflection|
|Multi-colored Fish Up Close||Fish, Pond, Water, Reflection|
|Rear View of a Fish||Fish, Lily Pads, Pond, Reflection, Water|
|Ducks in a Pond||Ducks, Pond, Reflection, Ripples|
|Ducks Swimming||Ducks, Pond, Reflection, Ripples|
|Five Ducks Swimming||Ducks, Water, Pond,Nature|
|Six Ducks Swimming||Ducks, Pond, Water, Reflection, Ripples|
|Five Ducks on the Grass||Ducks, Grass, Nature|
|Six Ducks on the Grass||Ducks, Grass, Nature|
|Three Ducks on the Grass||Ducks, Grass|
|Pond, With Pond Grass and Fish||Grass, Pond, Water, Fish|
|Pond View With Reflections||Pond, Flora, Reflections, Water, Nature|
|Pond Scene, With Flora and Fish||Pond, Flowers, Pond Flora, Lily Pads, Fish|
|Tree Group||Tree, Shadows, Street,|
|Tree Group in the Suburbs||Trees, Grass, Suburban Street|
|Stone Steps||Steps, Stone Steps, Shrubs|
|Garden Decorations||Easter, Garden, Decorations|
|Shadowy Path Through the Trees||Trees, Forest, Path, Shadows|
|Garden Sitting Shelter||Open Cottage, Building, Sitting Shelter, Bench|
|Pigeon on a Roof Peak||Pigeon, Roof Peak, Animal, Bird|
|Wood Slice Stack||Wood Slices, Wood Stack|
|Stone Garden Enclosure||Shrubs, Garden, Stone, Stone Wall|
|Flower Petals Up Close||Flower, Plant, Petals|
|Crow Sequence: Pursuing a French Fry||Bird, Picture Sequence, French Fry, Funny, Crow, Animal|
|Row of Stones||Stones, Stone Decoration|
|Tree Stump Surrounded by Rocks||Rocks, Tree Stump|