2012 Photography Challenge- Birds!

This week our theme is birds!  So, I located this photo of a pelican that I took while touring Key West, Florida, this past spring.  I did not have to use a telephoto lens for this.  He sat right there and let me walk right up to him.  If you look at his face you can see that he is thinking, “stupid tourist”.

Pelicans are dangerous birds, you know.  One broke my mothers arm several years ago.

Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch.  You see, mom was with us on a trip to Florida and happened to see a pelican fly by.  In her excitement to get a good picture, she fell off a porch step and landed on her arm.  But to this day, we still blame it on the pelican.

This one is plotting to break my arm.  You can see it in his eyes.

So how did you do?

Email your Bird submissions to me!  Check out the Submission Guidelines.  I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include.  If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site!  I will be taking bird submissions all week!  Feel free to send your original photo also!

Our theme for next week is “Water”.  See the information at the bottom of the post for details!

This Week’s Submissions: 

Hummingbird was captured on my Mom’s back porch and the yellow birds were photographed looking out over Mom’s front yard in Northwest Arkansas. (You can tell by looking at the temp that it was not taken in the last month! I wish we had that cool weather now.) The duck “for your Mom” was swimming in the park in Elk City, Oklahoma. Went to picmonkey to add a frame around each photo.~ Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK- Cats, Kids and Crafts

This was taken outside my home one afternoon..I was testing out my new digital camera when this little hungry fellow decided he would have lunch at this birdfeeder…..boy he ate alot! ~Randal Tice, Napier Field, Alabama

All of these pictures were taken either on or near Lake Superior, the North Shore, Minnesota.  I edited the seagulls with Piknik (no longer with us) and the geese with PikMonkey.~Marilyn- Fertile, Minnesota

These photos were taken at the zoo in Lisbon a few months ago.  I hope you enjoy. ~ Cecilia

Goldfinches in my yard, Downy Woodpecker in my yard, and a Great Egret in a Smoky Mountain stream.~ Janice

These are the ducks we made friends with on our last camping trip at Sloppy Floyd State Park in GA.  They kept us company while we were fishing.~ Debi

I went to Italy with friends on my 50th birthday to take polymer clay jewelry classes with Donna Kato and Louise Fischer Cozzi.  We were in the lovely lakeside town of Stresa.  Between classes we visited the islands in Lago Maggiore that had fabulous palaces built in the 1600’s.  We came across free roaming, glorious birds on Isola Madre.  I had never seen a resting peacock.  I was fascinated!~ Candace- Cool2Craft.comspiritclay.blogspot.comFavecrafts.com

This is on the Downtown Lakewalk in Duluth, MN. It’s located right on the norht shore of Lake Superior.~ Faye Kelberg- Lakeville, MN

These photos were taken during hikes and bicylcle rides in the Belgian countryside. ~ Luc

This is a photo of Corkie, my Blue & Gold Macaw. She is 12 years old, and a sweet friendly Macaw. ~Nina- West Tennessee

Next Week’s Theme

Next week, our theme is water.  I’ve been on vacation this week, touring the coast of California, Oregon and Washington State.  There is one thing that all three states have in common.  Lots of water!  I’ve been taking photos all week long and am very excited to show you a little of what I came up with.   So in the theme of the Northwest, we are looking for photos of water!  Need some examples?

See you next week!

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  • deb August 13, 2012, 9:58 am

    Love the photos Suzy!! Hubby and i would like to take a vacay along the coast of Northern CA, Oregon and Washington state some day too! And now that we live in CA it seems perfectly plausible that we might actually get to do that……I’d love to hear of any places i have to be sure to not miss or great hotels at great prices etc……..Share!!

  • Paula August 13, 2012, 9:41 am

    gorgeous pics of all the different birds!!!
    Sorry I havent dropped in in awhile life has been busy, hardly have time to get on computer!!!
    hugs Paula

  • Brenda Williams August 12, 2012, 2:06 pm

    WOW WOW WOW….Your pelican photo is the most amazing thing ever! Love it. He does have that “look” in his eye…LOL. All of the bird photos turned out just beautiful. Birds are such fun to try to capture.