This bird is "ducking" as if expecting the hammer to come down... Not a great feeling *I am sure* !
I certainly agree on the loss we feel, in particular of my fellow Canuck who exposed amazing wildlife in Ontario in his legion posts!!!
I honour your request my friend, but herewith wish to thank you for all the joy you have provided.
Like a card that comes in the mail that announces the passing of a friend, this photo's frame tells us some sad news.
Indeed , dark days appear to have suddenly arrived. In the distance there I see a croq.
Excellent moment to capture shot!
The simplicity of the compo is what I like!
Catching the sun coming thru the rainstreams is opportune!
PS The horizon looks to be off just a smidgeon.
What what a startling shot! A bird with a cobra-head&neck! I had no idea these guys could look like this.
The compo is exxxcelent and eye-catching.
Great touch to have those purple blobs in the blurred background. I think they complement the birds feathers in a natural way [ without resorting to artifice such as a colour-matching frame ]
PS I am left with an eerie feeling by the bird's stare...
PS2 Just now read the Notes.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This beholder leans back and sees a snowgoose in this bute!
Excellent capture of Nature imitating Nature.
The interaction of light and dark is gorgeous.
The hunter hunted! The cycle in Nature...
Very good catch! I tried a different presentation.
See what you think!
PS Also Themed!
I do not have expertise about the happenings in the CA desert, but I would like to mention that I have found cacti "husks" in Canada in areas where they occur naturally...
The kind we have here generally have a certain amount of "natural kill"... I think in our case frost might be a factor.
I'd be surprised if cacti succumb to too much water...
as they are basically a "machine" that sucks it up when it is there; and tries to reduce its loss when there isn't any... Not? What other causes could we think of? Insects?
Anyway very interesting image!
Thanx for showing and sharing!
Thax for sharing this rare image!
To have your friend there for a sense of scale is an excellent idea...
As to photographic quality, I believe it matter far less then
showing what happens in NATURE!
My thanx for sharing!
I had to do a double take! Looked like deja vu
Cute lil buggers, wah! And always willing to come for a feed!
What they can't eat they do carry and cache!
Good catch! TFS, Jay