With more travels last week in California and
the Pacific Northwest, and a busy time
snapping photos of friends and scenery, I almost
missed posting for Donna's July Photo Challenge.
Shame on me when I have so many photos of beautiful
birds viewed around the world........and I love all birds.
Here's looking at you!
How can I resist when this handsome owl truly did appear
to be staring straight at me.
Taken at the World Owl Center at
Muncaster Castle, Cumbria, England - May 2011.
Camera - the old faithful Olympus SP-590UZ using the
pre-set scene 'Bird Watching'. Added a little
sharpness with PicMonkey.
My favorite bird in sub-Saharan Africa is the
Lilac-breasted Roller. This particular one was viewed on
a dead tree branch in the cold harsh sunlight of an early,
almost winter, morning on a game drive at Mala Mala,
South Africa in June 2012.
Used the Canon 7D set on P (still need to work with the DSLR!) and a little tweaking with PicMonkey.
Below - the amazing colors of this bird in flight - a
difficult shot to capture but you get the idea of the
beauty of the underside.
Taken at Abu Camp, Botswana, June 2012.
Linking to Donna at Cottage Days & Journeys monthly
Hope you'll visit and perhaps join in.