Goin’ Green

Leaf AbstractLeaf Abstract

I’ve posted about Thinking Pink and Shades of Blue so today I thought I’d share some images about Goin’ Green. I have plenty of images of hillside covered in green but not that many of the huge green leaves I would find in USF’s Botanical Garden in Tampa Florida. When I looked at the veins in this leaf I knew I wanted to take close up, abstract images.

Monk ParakeetMonk Parakeet

Monk Parakeets are one of the green birds I have photographed, this one I found at Roosevelt Wetlands in Pinellas County Florida and took images of it as it foraged in the grasses that had gone to seed. Monk Parakeets were also called Quaker Parrots, they aren’t native to Florida but they have made themselves right at home.

Grass gone to seedGrass gone to seed

Green is simple, as simple as a stem that holds the seeds of new grasses.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Love the green theme and the detail!

  2. Lovely post. I love Monk Parakeets. They became victims of illegal pet trade practices; many ignorant people trapping them from the wild to sell them in the streets for a few bucks. I have not been able to understand the “kick” people get of having birds in cages. I suppose it’s the “control” issue humans have with nature.

  3. nice green presentation, the parakeet is very cute too,
    well composed mia
    have a nice day ☼

  4. It’s amazing how a single color can look so different due to shading, light, angle, texture and various hues. A very soothing post!

  5. Such pretty shades of green!

  6. Oh so off taking photos I bet you dog you! LOL I actually raised quaker/monk parakeets for a while. Fun little birds but indeed they are invasive and not allowed as pets in some states!

  7. Susan loves the leaf, Bob loves the parakeet and I love the grass gone to seed – what a wonderful world!

  8. Yay for Green, can’t wait to see more of it. A wonderful post Mia, I love the leaf image:)

  9. I love the Parakeet, most beautiful.

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