There’s Always Life in the Trees — #6WS and #TreeSquare July 31

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday & Becky’s last #TreeSquare πŸ₯Ί Thanks for hosting another fantastic month of Squares, Becky πŸ˜ƒ

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Ravens sitting in a tree
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Lucky Timing — Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Lisa’s Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge: Birds in Flight.

This first shot was lucky timing — I was playing with Lensy down at Lock 20 on the Forth & Clyde Canal & took the shot below. It wasn’t until I was editing that I saw I’d caught the 2 Mallards I’d just been talking to, in flight.

Lock 20
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Ravens in Aeriel Combat on a Foggy Morning

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ Whilst out in Cumbernauld House Park one misty morning, I’d noticed that there were alot of Ravens about; there were groups of them on the snow, as well as filling the trees. These first shots were taken on my way into the park

On my way back out, the fog had shrouded the land & everything was a lot duller. There was one Raven pecking away at the grass under the snow ignoring the others. A couple of others must have taken umbridge at this & went over to hastle it. There was much raucous squalking & the fight then took to the foggy sky. The aeriel combat was fast moving & constantly changing direction swiftly; hard to follow in low light conditions at the maximum range of my 300mm zoom lens.

Eventually the solitary raven evaded the others by pulling off a sharp mid-air u-turn, & shot off into the fog; while the three of them were flying in a straight line, he basically folded his wings & when he re-opened them was heading in the opposite direction 😲

Change of direction
Change of direction
Off into the fog
Off into the fog

Learning a New Skill — Lens Artists Challenge #125

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Tina: You Pick It.

This was inspired by Lisa Coleman’s latest Bird Weekly — Photo Challenge: Birds in Colour & Mono. In the second picture of her post, there is a slider bar which can be dragged back & forth to change the colour & grey scale aspects of the picture. I was very taken with this but, had no idea how it was done. I decided, for my entry, to use columns to put the colour & the black & white images side by side, but wordpress went into a huff & wouldn’t play along 😩 I ended up doing the images in a stacked format as that was all that was working. Below is an example.

Bushboy to the rescue. Brian, in the comments suggested that I edited the post using the compare function in the block editor.

So here is the newly edited post, using a newly learnt skill, inspired by Lisa & pointed in the right direction by Brian πŸ˜ƒ WordPress is a wonderful place 😊

Muscovy Duck in Palacerigg Country Park

Drake Mallard Duck in Palacerigg Country Park

Magpie in Bellahouston Park

Ravens in Cumbernauld House Park

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge — Birds in Colour and Mono

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Lisa’s Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge.

Muscovy Duck in Palacerigg Country Park

Drake Mallard Duck in Palacerigg Country Park

Magpie in Bellahouston Park

Ravens in Cumbernauld House Park

Corvid Gallery — Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ I’ve put together a gallery of corvids for the final week of Tracy’s challenge.

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