Konica Minolta f/8, Iso 100, 10 mm, 3.36. Post editing in Photoshop Elements 4.
Here in Round Rock the day has been amazing for August 1. Temperatures in the mid 80’s F. (29 C) instead of high 90’s (36 C) or over 100 F (37.7 C). Humidity was 58%! Just a wonderfully pleasant day. These submissions for Skywatch Friday were made in the late evening as the sun was setting today. Only had to walk a couple of blocks for these views.
View looking north from the sidewalk just outside our apartment.
View looking west (obviously) from about a block away from home.
For really wonderful pictures of sky from different parts of earth visit
Once again it is time to share photos of birds we have had to opportunity to capture “on film”. Stewart M. is kind enough to host Wild Bird Wednesday. You will be delighted to see all the wonderful photos of birds from across the world.
So many that contribute to this site are such great ‘birders’. I never looked closely enough other than just to enjoy the birds to appreciate all the subtle differences. Recently I identified a dove incorrectly. The dove was not a mourning dove but a white winged dove! The past few days this bird has been joining the others at the feeder. Much more skittish than the doves, I have only been able to grab a few very unclear shots.
Studying googling Searching the internet has taught me that pigeons and doves are cousins per some sites, the same on other. So is this bird a pigeon or dove? One site had a similar photo and called it a Ringneck Dove – white mutation (Streptopelia risoria). I find it pretty and quite shy.
Submitting to Wild Bird Wednesday! Click Here to see awesome birds and photography.
Thursday Challenge for fun and learning is hosted by Dale at spunwithtears.com. Dale gives a subject parameter each week. This week’s subject for the photo challenge is “BROKEN” (Something cracked, damaged, broken, or not working…) Please, visit or join the fun and learning on this wonderful photo meme blog.
The following photos are of my husband’s family homestead in Miller, Missouri, USA. His great grandfather had built the barn. You can read more about this here.