James David McKenna
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Galveston/Houston area photography hobbyist. Critiques welcome. Thanks for checking out my work. Be well, folks, and have a great day! ?

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Monarda punctata is a herbaceous plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Common names include spotted beebalm and horsemint. (Thanks, Wikipedia!) 🧐😂 Took this shot last week at Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve on the west end of the island. 😀 #monardapunctata #herbaceousplant #herbaceousplants #herbaceous #lamiaceae #lamiaceaefamily #horsemint #spottedbeebalm #beebalm #beebalms #mintfamily #mint #lafittescove #lafittescovenaturepreserve #plant #plants #plantsofinstagram #plantsplantsplants #galvestonisland #galvestonplants #inspirenaturenow #igplants #igplant #thymescented #lotsofgreen #green #greenery #somethinggreen #floweringplant #floweringplants

While the subjects of this shot don’t show up very well, I think it is a good illustration of natural camouflage (cryptic coloration) at work. Six juvenile black-bellied whistling ducks follow their Mom (or Dad) as she/he rushes into the marshes due to my arrival. This was taken at Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve yesterday evening. 😀 #nuts_about_birds #your_best_birds #perfect_birds #raw_birds #best_birds_of_world #intobirds #bird_freaks #birdlovers #bestbirdshots #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #pocket_birds #yourshotphotographer #galvestonphoto #mybirdwatch #blackbelliedwhistlingduck #blackbelliedwhistlingducks #duck #ducks #lafittescove #duckfamily #camouflage #crypticcoloration #naturalcamouflage #babyducks #reflectionphotography #reflection #dendrocygnaautumnalis #whistlingduck #whistlingducks

Two black-crowned night herons check things out as a roseate spoonbill preens itself in the marshes surrounding the East End Lagoon late yesterday afternoon. This was not long after the strong thunderstorms had passed through. Hope everybody’s weekend has been awesome! 😀 #your_best_birds #perfect_birds #raw_birds #best_birds_of_world #intobirds #heron #herons #bird_freaks #natgeoyourshot #birdlovers #bestbirdshots #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #pocket_birds #yourshotphotographer #galvestonphoto #mybirdwatch #planetbirds #rebels_nature #blackcrownednightheron #blackcrownednightherons #nightheron #nightherons #galvestonrocks #inspiretexasnow #blackcappednightheron #roseatespoonbill #roseatespoonbills #spoonbill #spoonbills

This beautiful black-crowned night heron I came across earlier this evening along 8 Mile Road clearly has a poorly healed broken right leg. Or it could be a birth defect or some disease process. It looks healthy otherwise and flies normally, so hopefully it will be fine. This is the same bcnh I saw in this same area a couple weeks ago, so that’s another indicator it has adapted well. 😊🙏❤️ #your_best_birds #raw_birds #best_birds_of_world #intobirds #heron #herons #bird_freaks #natgeoyourshot #birdlovers #bestbirdshots #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #pocket_birds #yourshotphotographer #galvestonphoto #mybirdwatch #planetbirds #rebels_nature #heronsofinstagram #blackcrownednightheron #blackcrownednightherons #nightheron #nightherons #galvestonrocks #inspiretexasnow #blackcappednightheron #birdportrait #birdportraits #injuredbird #injuredbirds