Some pun with “May”

You know the drill, or at least you would if you were a regular reader that was not strictly imaginary: it’s the last day of the month and time for the end of the month abstract, or my own esoteric interpretation of that term. Which looks like this:

backlit overlapping leaves of American sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
The light was right for these American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) leaves, and the overlapping textures and shades actually made them a bit fartistic. What a deal!

But that’s not all that we have for the month…

male and female mallards Anas platyrhynchos against panning blur
When a pair of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) took off and did a quick circuit right near me, I tracked them in flight, with the background blurring a bit from the camera motion. Actually, there were three ducks, another male in there as well, but he was lagging far behind and, while I got him in the frame, it was so wide that it didn’t work well for the blog usage. He eventually peeled off and went in another direction, realizing he was a third wheel I suppose, or heading off to get Good & Plentys. You know how ducks are…

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