365/Day 210

The Watering Hole ~~

They came and went very fast. And there I was, not very far, trying to be invisible while hand-holding a very heavy full-frame camera with a 300mm zoom lens! I know that’s not the way to photograph birds, but I’ve done it before with good results. Well, this time the resulting shots were kind of “meh,” but I am sticking with them. 🙂

365/Day 207

Living Dangerously ~~

I sat in the garden for a while today hoping to catch some shots of birds, but they were  very elusive. I was about to go back inside when I spotted this little rascal at the top of the electricity pole outside the house. It also spotted me, of course. It kept staring at me for a while and suddenly took off, slowly at first, then so fast I could barely see it. You are living very dangerously, little one…

365/Day 206

Venice Canal ~~

One of the entrances to the Venice Canal Historic District, in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles. The district is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his “Venice of America” plan. There are six canals in the Venice Canals Walkway and approximately three-hundred-and-seventy homes fronting them. I will do a post on the Canals Walkway soon.

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