What a fun challenge. I started working on this one last Thursday afternoon. That diligence coupled with some luck at Striebel Pond left me with way too many pictures. Please bear with me though. I really concentrated on a tight focus AND I eliminated at least 30 of my favorites.
Here's a true blue Cubs fan watching the ball game from the front row of the upper deck! Wow, what seats!
And here's a flower and bud that I spotted at Striebel Pond.
And then there was some real drama going on tonight at my favorite pond. The swan took serious exception to the presence of geese on his side of the reservoir. I think he felt like they were a threat to his mate and six babies.
Mr. Stare-A-Lot thought to hide in the deep grass.
But it didn't take the swan long to spot him and rout him out of there.
After that the battle was on.
The goslings were very spooked since both their parents were involved in the fracas.
The redwinged blackbird was oblivious and sang merrily (or watched warily).
And this little guy just tried to keep a low profile.
Well that's all I've got without testing the limits of obnoxious over-poster. To see more depth of field shots, head over to Beth's Ishouldbefoldinglaundry.