Monday, February 7, 2011

My World

Last Sunday, I spent the afternoon in this observation room of Bruckner's Nature Center, a nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation. There was an array of bird feeders beyond the glass windows.
I experimented taking photos through glass...and facing the sun...not a good combination.
Bruckner's wildlife rehabilitation program cares for, rehabilitates and releases wildlife expected to survive in the natural habitat.
These two birds were housed in outdoor structures while being cared for. Here I experimented with the wire caging in the foreground. I'm not sure why the cage seemed to disappear in front of the eagle but not the owl.
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26 comments:

jabblog said...

What a lovely place to visit. I like your photos - the details show up so clearly :-)

Jo said...

Hi Carol, Lovely place to rehabilitate birds. I love your photos, special. The last one is fascinating. I also LOVE your new look blog. Clean and striking. Have a great day. Blesings from Jo, East Africa

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, lovely place to visit, Carol! And your photos are terrific as always! Interesting about the difference in the owl and eagle photos! Love that owls eyes! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

joo said...

Great place to visit! I love woodpecker and owl - terrific photos.
Have a nice evening:)
j.

Patrina's Pencil said...

Ohhhh, I love that observation room. I could sit there for hours....:)

Happy bird watching!

Patrina <")>><

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely place and now, that is one way to see a Bald Eagle up close and personal.

Deb said...

nice photos Carol...I bet it was a very interesting place to visit...thank you for sharing...

Riet said...

What a wonderful place to visit. Beautiful birds and pictures.

Gary said...

Great photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada. PS Thanks for the visit.

Carver said...

I'd love to visit there. I think you did a good job of capturing the birds with your camera in spite of obstacles. You got some wonderful shots.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

What a great place to spend some time, the birds are wonderful.

Al said...

Beautiful bird photos. I'd love to sit in that observation room for a couple of hours.

The cage "disappearing" probably has to do with depth of field and f-stop - I bet you'll see a wider aperture (lower f-stop number) in the photo where the cage disappeared.

Ebie said...

Beautiful bird shots! The closest owl I have seen. With the wire cage, I manage to eliminate the lines using manual focusing.

Kathy said...

Supposedly the closer you get to the cage and the wider the aperture the more likely the wires will "disappear." Great pictures no matter though. I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite because they're all super!

Stewart M said...

Even through they may be through glass and into the sun I think I like the wild birds more!

Cheers

Stewart M

Kristin said...

Wonderful captures of the birds. It was a lovely tour indeed. Have a nice day Carol.

EG Wow said...

What a fabulous place to spend time on a sunny winter day! And there's so much to learn about there too!

Y. Ikeda said...

It looks very interesting place and I would love to see these birds in my eyes if I have a chance.
Thanks for sharing.
Yoshi

Vicki said...

Wonderful pictures! Looks like a great place to spend an afternoon.

Tiago Braga said...

beautiful birds :)
let me invite to view my space! hope you like it http://tiagophotografy.blogspot.com/ , i wish thath somehow my work can inspire you .....

Hugs from Portugal! :D

dogsmom said...

What a great place to spend a few hours or a whole weekend!

I am jealous.

sbo said...

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