Mother Nature works in mysterious ways. Take these M&M's for example -- chocolate covered with a hard candy shell made of sugar and coloring. Besides being tasty, it would be enough to enjoy the fact that they can make a spectacular rainbow when placed in the right environment. But, there is also interesting science behind this creation that ratchets up the coolness factor for me. You see, the sugar and food coloring molecules have both positive and negative charges. Same for the water. The charges of the sugar, coloring, and water attract each other and cause the coating of the M&M to dissolve. Once dissolved, the sugar and coloring moves from an area of high concentration (near the candy) to an area of low concentration (the water). There is relatively little mixing of the colors where they meet because the concentration of sugar in the water at the boundary is about the same. M&M's are yummy, artistic, and can teach us some science too. What a versatile treat indeed!
Here's a short piece showing racing pigeons out on their morning exercise flight. It was my first time shooting them and it was tough to tell what to expect. Since they can fly upwards of 60mph, having dual operators would have been a nice option. Still, I did okay going it alone. I would have liked to have gotten some more shots but there isn't really any "mulligan's" with these guys, you get what you get.