Saturday, May 22, 2010

Camera Critters: Wetland Critters



What better way to spend a warm sunny spring day than to hang out sunbathing with a waterfront view!

This painted turtle appears totally relaxed sunning its self on the rotting tree.  With water underneath the turtle can slide from its perch, plunging to safety in the blink of an eye.



Perched and the very top of a tree just beginning to leaf this Eastern Kingbird has an excellent view over the surrounding wetlands.



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11 comments:

ASHE's Eye said...

Its hard to say without seeing the back of the bird. I'd say you have an Eastern Kingbird, though, as the top of the head looks more black than gray in this pic.

Love the shot, whatever kind of bird it is!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: Love the turtle photo, truly a relaxed look.

ShutterHappyJenn said...

I love that turtle picture! That one surely is enjoying a relaxing time. :)

My CC post is up HERE. Hope you're having a great Sunday!

Shelley said...

That turtle photo made me laugh - looks like he's exhausted from a long day - great shot! Nice to see the Eastern Kingbird - I thought I saw one this morning, but now that I'm seeing your photo, I realize it must be something else that I saw.

Bird Girl said...

That turtle shot blows me away! As simple as it may seem - turtles are quite difficult to expose! Their shells get so shiny in the bright sun (which is where you usually find them). This is an amazing picture and a very cool pose!

Dominic Gendron said...

Nice images, i really love the kingbird one ;)

Juan C. Aguero said...

Good photos, Coy

Chris said...

Wow I vote for the eastern kingbird. What a beauty and your picture is so beautiful!!! Well done Coy.

Thanks for your regards and the one of Brenda for the birth of Lucas

Montanagirl said...

Love both shots, but the Eastern Kingbird with the soft background is just great. Well done!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Both photos are wonderful, Coy! I think you framed both shots really nicely.

Tom said...

I've not seen or heard of a 'Kingbird' before... I've made a note of it and will google it later and read up on them.. great pictures as always my friend.