Guess WHO came to visit…

We had a visitor the other day.

At first I didn’t see him/her. Blended so well into the tree. But then, I saw the eyes.  The bright yellow eyes staring back at me. It was a Great Horned Owl.

It sat there for a few minutes. Just long enough for me to grab my camera and take a few pics.  Then it flew off. I hope it comes back to visit again.

Taken with a Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II L lens, f5.6, 1/200, 400 ISO, @ 330mm.

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Lone Tree

While we were vacationing in Colombia, South America, I saw this tree in the middle of an open field.  I liked the way it stood alone.

Tree against the rolling hills.  The tree is outstanding in it’s field, lol.

HDR- Palm Tree

I wanted to bring out the detail and the highlights in the center of the palm tree, so I shot this tree in 3 exposures.  +2, 0, -2, handheld.

I then combined the images in Photoshop to make a HDR image.  The tree has a little glow to it.  I think it gives it a warmth.  Makes you feel as if you are lying on the beach looking up at the palm.