Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Stills (06/19/11 Birds and Bees)


This week's Sunday Stills is the Birds and Bees.
I don't have any bee photos but how about these birds?

This raven lives in my barn and every morning and evening plays sentry on the light pole.


It appears that he got his dinner already. With the blazing skies in the background, I'm thinking Bar-B-Q!

I captured this graceful duet down at Bosque del Apache (a bird refuge) earlier this year. See here for a dance lesson.
This little blue bird was far, far away. The zoom makes the photo sort of surreal, like a painting, doesn't it?
Here are some wild turkeys. My daughter and I spied these on our Colorado trip a couple of months ago. See here for my post about the Ludlow Massacre.

I wasn't able to plant a garden this summer with my broken ankle. Last year, this swallow was enjoying a wallow in the mud, or maybe he was just looking for bugs.

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8 comments:

Mary said...

I love the "blue" bird photo, that one should be framed. As a matter of fact, I've got the perfect spot for it in my living room ;-) Very nice wildlife pictures, I enjoyed the dance.

Shirley said...

Nicely done- I love the second photo.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That swallow photo is very cool with it's unusual pose, but the raven photo with those red, mooody skies is da bomb!

~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

That second shot with the sunset colors is amazing:)

Michelle said...

You got a lot of great shots, but my favorites are the 2nd and 3rd. Gorgeous!
Michelle
http://www.fromthehorsesback.com

Ed said...

Great shots, the swallow may have been collecting mud for a nest.:-)

achieve1dream said...

Those pictures are great!

I did a post on the rope halters a while back here http://myfarmerlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/im-so-excited.html

The instructions for the halter are here http://www.naturalhorsesupply.com/tiehalter.shtml

And if you're like me and can't figure the knot by looking at pictures here is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-hgGloaeyI

It takes a little bit to figure out and can get frustrating, but they turn out really awesome. :D

I'm glad you like my new boy. We love him so much. He is so awesome. :D

achieve1dream said...

Those are all fantastic! I love the one of the raven with his dinner in front of the sunset. Wow.