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This is the still companion to the video I shared in my prior post. I think my heart skipped a beat or two when I looked up and locked eyes with that beautiful creature. She is truly mesmerizing. I hope I see her again some day soon. β–ͺ
I'm traveling tonight and may I just say I really hate this getting dark so early business. Driving a few hours in the dark is no fun. I think someone needs to circulate a petition that would do away with the October 'fall back' time change. We need all the sunshine we can get,  eapecially in the winter! Ok, rant over. Have a wonderful evening. 😊
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#barredowl #nanpapix #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #conserve #paexplorations #wild_planet_hub #nature_brilliance #elite_raptors #elite_owls #onlyowls #shots_of_animals #bird_brilliance #ethicalowlphoto #birds_captures #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #live_love_wildlife #show_us_nature #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #inspirenaturenow
This is the still companion to the video I shared in my prior post. I think my heart skipped a beat or two when I looked up and locked eyes with that beautiful creature. She is truly mesmerizing. I hope I see her again some day soon. β–ͺ I'm traveling tonight and may I just say I really hate this getting dark so early business. Driving a few hours in the dark is no fun. I think someone needs to circulate a petition that would do away with the October 'fall back' time change. We need all the sunshine we can get, eapecially in the winter! Ok, rant over. Have a wonderful evening. 😊 . . . . . . #barredowl  #nanpapix  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #conserve  #paexplorations  #wild_planet_hub  #nature_brilliance  #elite_raptors  #elite_owls  #onlyowls  #shots_of_animals  #bird_brilliance  #ethicalowlphoto  #birds_captures  #birds_adored  #eye_spy_birds  #live_love_wildlife  #show_us_nature  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #inspirenaturenow 
So last weekend was my first ever Barred Owl encounter. I've been going to this exact spot for months looking. I have sat and listened and waited only to hear nothing. I have walked the trails scanning the trees and seen nothing. I have heard calls and gotten close only to see a flash of wing in the trees ahead. I went home every time so frustrated but also determined knowing that I was in the right area. Last weekend I saw both the male and female which truly felt like a gift. I've never used the video feature on my camera but gave it a try because I'm not sure how long it will be before I see these amazing creatures again! I hope you enjoy the 17 second clip of this lovely lady. πŸ¦‰
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#barredowl #nanpapix #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #conserve #paexplorations #wild_planet_hub #nature_brilliance #elite_raptors #elite_owls #onlyowls #shots_of_animals #bird_brilliance #ethicalowlphoto #birds_captures #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #live_love_wildlife #show_us_nature #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #inspirenaturenow
So last weekend was my first ever Barred Owl encounter. I've been going to this exact spot for months looking. I have sat and listened and waited only to hear nothing. I have walked the trails scanning the trees and seen nothing. I have heard calls and gotten close only to see a flash of wing in the trees ahead. I went home every time so frustrated but also determined knowing that I was in the right area. Last weekend I saw both the male and female which truly felt like a gift. I've never used the video feature on my camera but gave it a try because I'm not sure how long it will be before I see these amazing creatures again! I hope you enjoy the 17 second clip of this lovely lady. πŸ¦‰ . . . . . #barredowl  #nanpapix  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #conserve  #paexplorations  #wild_planet_hub  #nature_brilliance  #elite_raptors  #elite_owls  #onlyowls  #shots_of_animals  #bird_brilliance  #ethicalowlphoto  #birds_captures  #birds_adored  #eye_spy_birds  #live_love_wildlife  #show_us_nature  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #inspirenaturenow 
Posting a 2nd time today to share a kinda fun story. πŸ€“The other day I was walking along a trail on the Battlefield and this gorgeous red-tailed hawk swooped in and perched on this military sign right in front of me. IMAGE 1 was taken right after he/she landed. As you can see, from where I was standing when she first landed the background was a building. Not good. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I needed to work my way around to get the trees in the background. I slowly backed away from her and moved to my left. IMAGE 2 shows the trees in the background but she also turned her back on me. Gr. IMAGE 3 shows exactly what she thought of me. πŸ™ˆ IMAGE 4 shows her bum as she retreated. πŸ¦…πŸ‘ So cool of her to swoop in close like that. I was shocked because there were so many people on the trail in that immediate area.
Posting a 2nd time today to share a kinda fun story. πŸ€“The other day I was walking along a trail on the Battlefield and this gorgeous red-tailed hawk swooped in and perched on this military sign right in front of me. IMAGE 1 was taken right after he/she landed. As you can see, from where I was standing when she first landed the background was a building. Not good. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I needed to work my way around to get the trees in the background. I slowly backed away from her and moved to my left. IMAGE 2 shows the trees in the background but she also turned her back on me. Gr. IMAGE 3 shows exactly what she thought of me. πŸ™ˆ IMAGE 4 shows her bum as she retreated. πŸ¦…πŸ‘ So cool of her to swoop in close like that. I was shocked because there were so many people on the trail in that immediate area.
Carolina Wren singing loud 🎢 and showing off its juicy spider. (Does anyone know what kind of spider that is? The little research I did indicated an orbweaver of some sort but I'm not sure that is correct.)
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#wren #nanpapix #ntc_natwild #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #conservepa #nature_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #birds_captures #elite_birds #bd_pro  #birds_adored #na_natures_art #live_love_wildlife #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #magic_marvels #inspirenaturenow #perfect_birds
Carolina Wren singing loud 🎢 and showing off its juicy spider. (Does anyone know what kind of spider that is? The little research I did indicated an orbweaver of some sort but I'm not sure that is correct.) . . . . . . #wren  #nanpapix  #ntc_natwild  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #conservepa  #nature_brilliance  #eye_spy_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #bird_brilliance  #birds_captures  #elite_birds  #bd_pro  #birds_adored  #na_natures_art  #live_love_wildlife  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #magic_marvels  #inspirenaturenow  #perfect_birds 
Sharing something different this Saturday. Belted Kingfishers are always a challenge for me. They are impossible to sneak up on and their flight is fast and can be erratic. I saw this one approaching and was set up for a perched bird shot but he never did perch. Instead he approached the tree limb then quickly changed direction. This image is not without its flaws. It is far from being great and I acknowledge that, but it is getting closer to what I hope to someday achieve in an image of this species. The challenge continues.
Sharing something different this Saturday. Belted Kingfishers are always a challenge for me. They are impossible to sneak up on and their flight is fast and can be erratic. I saw this one approaching and was set up for a perched bird shot but he never did perch. Instead he approached the tree limb then quickly changed direction. This image is not without its flaws. It is far from being great and I acknowledge that, but it is getting closer to what I hope to someday achieve in an image of this species. The challenge continues.
Ricketts Glen SP is such a beautiful place. If you are ever in the area, be sure to visit! (EDIT: I deleted the prior post because the original image was cut off at top and bottom. Apparently @wildlife.obsession knows magic because he sent me a verion of the original that I could post in its entirety. Thanks, Mirwais! 😊)
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#panature #conservepa #scenicpa #pacollective #splendid_nature #ntc_natwild #waycoolshots #bd_pro #waycoolshots #nature_perfection #water_brilliance #nature_brilliance #pocket_allnature #excellent_nature #inspirenaturenow #bns_nature #nature_sultans #nature_waterfalls #long_exposure #na_natures_art #nature_perfection #scape_captures
Ricketts Glen SP is such a beautiful place. If you are ever in the area, be sure to visit! (EDIT: I deleted the prior post because the original image was cut off at top and bottom. Apparently @wildlife.obsession knows magic because he sent me a verion of the original that I could post in its entirety. Thanks, Mirwais! 😊) . . . . . . #panature  #conservepa  #scenicpa  #pacollective  #splendid_nature  #ntc_natwild  #waycoolshots  #bd_pro  #waycoolshots  #nature_perfection  #water_brilliance  #nature_brilliance  #pocket_allnature  #excellent_nature  #inspirenaturenow  #bns_nature  #nature_sultans  #nature_waterfalls  #long_exposure  #na_natures_art  #nature_perfection  #scape_captures 
Gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk looking out over a field in the warm evening sun. I was able to take this image from my vehicle without disturbing her so she could resume looking/listening for her evening meal.
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#hawk #RTH #nanpapix #ntc_natwild #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #conservepa #nature_brilliance #elite_raptors #bird_brilliance #birds_captures #elite_birds #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #na_natures_art #naturephotoportal #live_love_wildlife #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #inspirenaturenow #perfect_birds
Gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk looking out over a field in the warm evening sun. I was able to take this image from my vehicle without disturbing her so she could resume looking/listening for her evening meal. . . . . . . #hawk  #RTH  #nanpapix  #ntc_natwild  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #conservepa  #nature_brilliance  #elite_raptors  #bird_brilliance  #birds_captures  #elite_birds  #birds_adored  #eye_spy_birds  #na_natures_art  #naturephotoportal  #live_love_wildlife  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #inspirenaturenow  #perfect_birds 
Saturday was most likely my last look at the lovely Lesser Yellowlegs for this season. This little one was very brave and got quite close which is always a treat. See prior post for a windblown portrait of this beautiful shorebird.πŸƒ
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#yellowlegs #nanpapix #ntc_natwild #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #nature_brilliance #global4nature #bird_brilliance #birds_captures #elite_birds #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #femalenaturephotographycom #naturephotoportal #live_love_wildlife #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #inspirenaturenow #perfect_birds
Saturday was most likely my last look at the lovely Lesser Yellowlegs for this season. This little one was very brave and got quite close which is always a treat. See prior post for a windblown portrait of this beautiful shorebird.πŸƒ . . . . . #yellowlegs  #nanpapix  #ntc_natwild  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #nature_brilliance  #global4nature  #bird_brilliance  #birds_captures  #elite_birds  #birds_adored  #eye_spy_birds  #femalenaturephotographycom  #naturephotoportal  #live_love_wildlife  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #inspirenaturenow  #perfect_birds 
Lesser Yellowlegs, normally sleek and together looking a little mussed up on this Monday morning, which is exactly how I feel! 😣 It was so awesome coming across some late season migrating shorebirds on Saturday, including 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin...all in the same spot. Why does the weekend have to go by so fast!? 😁
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#yellowlegs #nanpapix #ntc_natwild #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #nature_brilliance #global4nature #bird_brilliance #birds_captures #elite_birds #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #femalenaturephotographycom #naturephotoportal #live_love_wildlife #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #inspirenaturenow #perfect_birds
Lesser Yellowlegs, normally sleek and together looking a little mussed up on this Monday morning, which is exactly how I feel! 😣 It was so awesome coming across some late season migrating shorebirds on Saturday, including 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin...all in the same spot. Why does the weekend have to go by so fast!? 😁 . . . . . . #yellowlegs  #nanpapix  #ntc_natwild  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #nature_brilliance  #global4nature  #bird_brilliance  #birds_captures  #elite_birds  #birds_adored  #eye_spy_birds  #femalenaturephotographycom  #naturephotoportal  #live_love_wildlife  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #inspirenaturenow  #perfect_birds 
Ok so this is one of these images that I think you will either love or hate. Great Egrets are everywhere in the summer so I tried to capture something different by slowing the shutter speed down and panning with the bird as it flew by. It was late evening so the colors were already rich. I wanted movement on the wings and a blurred background...something more art than image, if that makes sense. There a few things I will do differently next time to improve but until then I will share this attempt with you.  Let me know what you think. πŸ™ˆ
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#heron #nanpapix #ntc_natwild #best_bird_shots #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig #canonbringit #teamcanon #conservepa #nature_brilliance #fowl_waterfowl #bird_brilliance #birds_captures #elite_birds #birds_adored #na_natures_art #live_love_wildlife #your_best_birds #feather_features #pocket_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #ip_birds #nuts_about_birds #inspirenaturenow #perfect_birds
Ok so this is one of these images that I think you will either love or hate. Great Egrets are everywhere in the summer so I tried to capture something different by slowing the shutter speed down and panning with the bird as it flew by. It was late evening so the colors were already rich. I wanted movement on the wings and a blurred background...something more art than image, if that makes sense. There a few things I will do differently next time to improve but until then I will share this attempt with you. Let me know what you think. πŸ™ˆ . . . . . #heron  #nanpapix  #ntc_natwild  #best_bird_shots  #feather_perfection  #bb_of_ig  #canonbringit  #teamcanon  #conservepa  #nature_brilliance  #fowl_waterfowl  #bird_brilliance  #birds_captures  #elite_birds  #birds_adored  #na_natures_art  #live_love_wildlife  #your_best_birds  #feather_features  #pocket_birds  #kings_birds  #bns_birds  #ip_birds  #nuts_about_birds  #inspirenaturenow  #perfect_birds 
What an honor it is to have @zephbenja translate one of my photos to a drawing. No detail was missed. Beautiful work. Please take a moment to check out this talented artist's gallery.
What an honor it is to have @zephbenja translate one of my photos to a drawing. No detail was missed. Beautiful work. Please take a moment to check out this talented artist's gallery.