January 25, 2020

An Artsy Husky and Birds in Trees.

It's the weekend and it's time for Saturday Critters and Caturday Pet Art.  I'll start off with a Photoshopped image of Heidi's beautiful dog. I made a layer and inverted the colors and then tried different blending modes until I found something I like. 

It's also time for Black and White Weekend and the Bird Depot. These are vultures at Blandy. We have plenty of them in my neighborhood too. My husband doesn't like them but I like watching them soar!

Next we have a trail cam picture of a flock of starlings flying around.

The same trail cam caught me breaking off some small branches. Branches like these will set off the motion detector, giving me way too many pictures of blowing branches. I'm holding glasses in my hand because I had just put the card back in the camera and I needed glasses in order to read the menu and delete the old images.

Next is a photo I took today from a parking lot where I spotted a hawk. I took a picture through my windshield because I was afraid the bird would take off, and sure enough it took flight before I got my window rolled down. I did get one shot of it in flight, not a very sharp one because I was hurrying and so was he!

Then I looked to the right and saw a red cardinal in a tree. Can you see him?
"Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious."   ~ David Attenborough


  1. Hello Virginia ~ from neighboring Maryland! Lovely here ... glad to meet you ... and we'll likely be back as we love the Shenandoah, "photoshopping" and especially bird watching.

  2. Oh boy...a camera in the trees....I would love to have this...if only I had lots of land to record the wildlife. Love your birds you saw. That hawk is a treasure.

    Thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  3. Hello, love teh artsy dog image. It is nice to have a cam taking photos of your yard birds. We have a lot of the vultures here too. Love the Hawk and Cardinal, great sightings. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead. PS, thank you for the visit and comment.

  4. That's a tree-full of vultures! They're not very pretty birds, but they soar and glide wonderfully.

  5. Hello Linda. An artsy dog is great. The Cardinal is so red that it appears well.

  6. a beautiful dog and i really like what you did with the image!! i have never used photoshop!! i can see the red cardinal and that is a very pretty image. enjoy your sunday!!

  7. I like the edits on your husky photo. Yeah, birds are so hard to photograph. You really have to be fast to capture them, they fly off so quickly.

  8. I am thankful for the Vultures! What if all the road kill they clean up was still there. The air would be stinky without Vultures!
    Love Hawks! They usually fly when I stop, too! Sometimes I can get a photo from a distance using my zoom lens.
    Have a blessed day

  9. vultures are great silhouettes, and, sure, you can´t miss the red spot in the tree :)

  10. Love the artsy photograph.
    That cardinal is great …

    All the best Jan

  11. I love that bright red color of the cardinal. So cheery!


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