I'm pushing the envelope as far as wildlife I suppose,
but thought these might be of interest. The Texas Longhorn is a direct
descendant of cattle brought to the New World by Columbus in 1493. Lee
You can tell from her ribs it was a long, hard winter,
but with the lush grass she'll soon...
I don't think these guys are rare, but this is
the first time I've got a shot at one.
Hey, folks, do you find these shots too busy?
I'm always torn with shots like these whether to tone down the backround
to emphasis the bird or leave it as shot. After all the background is rather pretty too...
It is amazing how "critter shooting" opens one's eyes to "commonplace" wildlife,
which are not commonplace at all, but rather wonders to behold.
Here's a fun challenge -- just take a walk in your own yard and see how many critters
you can photograph as you wander around, then post them here...
My "Flowers" post got exactly one reply and zero likes,
so hope my birdie shots do a little better! :???: Lee
Note: No saturation boost, no vibrance boost.
Bluebirds are very brightly colored.
"Oh, my aching wing!"
"Good bug!" (The females aren't as colorful as the males, but still a...
Never did much in the way of flower photography, so go easy on me!
Taken with a Canon FD 50/3.5 macro which is a fine ole legacy lens.
All very small flowers except for the tulip and dandelion. The first two are crocuses. Lee
I have these -and the yellow versions available for sale...
Nothing special -- just some birds in the backyard. Lee
Something happened to this Robin. Note the rather severe injury(?) on the breast.
Seemed healthy enough and could fly OK, so whatever it was, the bird recovered.
We had a lot of fun with crazy bird poses, so how about some squirrelly squirrel and mayhem mammal shots? I KNOW there are a lot of shots better than mine waiting to be posted, so dig 'em out. I included the mammals because there are quite a few places in the world that are squirrel-less. I...
I could not get close enough to get a good shot of the eagle, but the nests themselves are interesting. The eagles reuse the nest year after year and perhaps like people put on additions. The typical nest will average 1.5 meters (5 feet). However, they can get as big as 2.8 meters (9 feet)...