Honeycomb…

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I don’t know what to make of these honeycombs out in the open. I suppose they were made by bees, but I thought there should have been some kind of structure surrounding them. There was no evidence on the ground below of anything having fallen down. Maybe one of you onlookers can shed some light on it.

Texture…

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Up close with some sandpaper. OK, it was a slow photo day.

Male half of the Cardinal family…

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Such a good lookin guy. It’s nice that they stick around for the winter.

Lady Cardinal…

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The cardinals are like the royalty of backyard birds. They seem to always have an air of superiority about them. Those strong beaks are well suited to seed crunching.

Sag…

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Most photographers can’t resist an old doorway.

Barred Owl (Strix varia)…

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This owl goes by many names such as Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, Wood Owl, and Striped Owl, but is most commonly known as the Hoot Owl. Who could not love a face like this?

Pretty Park…

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This very attractive park is located near downtown Tulsa. I’d like to get back there to shoot it at night or evening. This photo has a bit of HDR effect applied to give it more dynamic range.

 

Aerie…

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This eagle’s nest (aerie) is about 60 feet up in a tall tree. The nest is huge, at least 4 feet in diameter. In order to get an angle which allowed me to see the eaglet pop his head up I had to get about 200 yards away. The photo is extremely zoomed in so is not really sharp. This nest is on the Arkansas River near Tulsa.

Update: This is not really a young eagle, but actually one of the parents probably tending an egg. Here is a video which shows the same nest with the mom and dad changing places.

Stumped…

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This root of a fallen tree looks like it has a “Braille” message on it. Hmmm…

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)…

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This is one of the most numerous birds in North America. They use complex songs to declare their territory and to identify neighboring song sparrows as opposed to strangers.

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