Sunday Stills: Birds

This challenge I love even though I have to go to the archives, its been nasty weather and there are not alot of birds about this week. This spring I plan on concentrating on my bird pics more. So for this challenge I’m going with “Birds of Prey” and then since I have hundreds of bird pics I’ll do a bird week with different themes for the next week..:-)

First we have a Belted Kingfisher that I took in Illinois.

This is a Barn Owl, I got this one at the bird show at the Knoxville zoo.

And this handsome fella is a Great Horned owl also from the bird show at the Knoxville zoo.

Next we are off to south Texas for the Cara Cara, this is one of my favorite exotic birds.

Back to Illinois for a pair of young hawks, the first one was only 15 feet away in a tree and seened interested in the camera.

This is a special pic for me because it was my first Osprey pic, I took this in Florida.

Also in the special catagory is this pic of an American Kestral I also took in Florida.

And last but not least we head to Arizona for the North American Roadrunner..Beep..Beep..:-)
I hope ya’ll enjoyed my birds of prey and I’ll look for some macro shots of birds eyes for tomorrow.
Hava great day….Ed

Sunday Stills: My Best Shots of 2010

What a year! 2010 was pretty good to me for pics, I’m sure there are others I did’nt include but these are my favorite/best ones of the past year. Anyone who knows me knows my favorite photography is Macro and Birds and Insects and the occasional landscape shots. I’ve included my bast dragonfly pic, my favorite day on the Tellico River in the snow and the Kayakers, a baby hawk, Osprey and an American Kestrel from Florida, and to end it all a pic of Spidey on a Bird of Paradise taken one year ago on January 1, 2010 to end the series.
Happy New Year everyone and have a great 2011!!!

Sunday Stills: Potluck

I spent Thursday and Friday in Palmetto Florida and was Happy to get my first Osprey pics. The first two shots are of a young hawk I spotted from across the street where I was parked sitting on a telephone pole. I watched him for a few and when he did’nt move I grabbed the tripod and moved in. He moved to a tree and just watched me as I got closer and closer, finally he spotted some prey and was off like a shot, I’ll spare you the mouse aka.Lunch shots. The Osprey was on a light pole abour 150feet up and a good 100 yards away he had just caught a fish and was enjoying his lunch too. All in all worth the two days I spent there..:-)