Posts Tagged ‘bird photography’

I’m back on the “connected” grid after five days mostly off.  I’ve so much to do to catch up, covering a trip to Arizona as well as our long weekend adventure in South Dakota  But as it’s late evening already and we’re watching game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs (ice hockey for those of you who don’t know), and I have to be up early for work tomorrow, getting you up to date will have to wait.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my entry for this week Fun Foto Challenge theme of “Cee’ Fun Foto Challenge: One“, one item or the number one.

Sitting in the catbird seat” means you’re in an enviable or advantageous position.  The exact origins are somewhat in dispute, but as you can see from the photo, the catbird seat is high above those around it.  Here you see one catbird in that seat.

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A fourth Monday means it’s time for Challenger’s Choice, open anyone taking photos with a non-traditional camera.  If you do, please consider joining us. We’re a congenial group, full of good information and ideas.  Come be part of the fun, either this week or next.  You can find the themes for each week on Sally’s site (she’s our knowledgeable hostess and challenger) or you can just go there and find links to all the entries for the week.

Recently, while spending the weekend with our older daughter,  I visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.  I grew up in Omaha, but haven’t been to the zoo for many decades.  It’s an outstanding zoo, particularly for a city of under half a million.  On this particular Sunday, it happened to be Appreciation Day, so entry to the zoo was free.  We were additionally blessed in that we hit a balmy, sunny day just ahead of the Polar Vortex, a day so warm we could carry our jackets.

I really enjoyed seeing the penguins, so ungainly on land, so graceful in the water.  This first guy (in the foreground) posed unmoving for the entire time we watched, while the penguin in the back reveled in the snow under where the ice and snow was dropping from the top of the exhibit.

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 I like the somewhat Impressionistic look of this photo.

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By adding a little tweak, I got another effect I like, one that give the feeling of winter and the cold.

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