This morning I dropped by Lake Lotus Park; I haven't been here in months because they open so late in the morning it's difficult to spend any length of time here before work. Well, I was driving nearby this morning, so I thought it would be worth walking the trail once to see what may be there. There was nothing unusual to be found--a first-year Double-crested Cormorant was on the water, I guess too young to go to the coast for breeding. A Limpkin landed on the boardwalk railing so close to me that I could only photograph its head and neck (not that I'm complaining). And a Barred Owl was out by the boardwalk, and it was close enough for nearly full-frame pictures. Right near the owl was a pretty flower, which I'm guessing is a Primrose-willow of some sort, but I don't trust my own diagnostic skills for wildflowers.
I'm still sometimes amazed at the difference moving a little bit can do for your compostion. The above shot of the Barred Owl was the view I had when I first located the bird. Then I move to the right; the boardwalk took me a little closer to the owl, and the lighting became much better. I like the first shot better than this one, but I thought I'd display both to illustrate the difference moving the camera a little can make.
I'm new to your work, Scott, and enjoying it. I have a significant collection of owl pics on Pinterest where ther is a lot of owl interest, to say the least!ReplyDelete
Love the owl and limpkin images Scott!ReplyDelete