Not only are the birds interesting, fascinating and a challenge to photograph, there are wonderful compositions of the the landscape with which to play. I’m always searching for painting references. The golden afternoon light was lighting the tops of the cattails. The distant plants had lovely texture and color. The sky color lying on the water made the reeds look as if they were floating in air.
The sunset colors on the water were, if I may say, yummy. The graphics of the reeds and birds weren’t bad either.
Ghost birds. It was so dark my camera was struggling to capture images. I liked the crispness of the foreground, monotone colors and blurred birds.
The distant coast range.
A Great Horned Owl silhouetted against the sunset. A barn owl flew into the trees behind us shortly after this photograph was taken. Bunnies started hopping around in the under growth and a pack of coyotes were singing in a distant field. With the smallest amount of light on the western horizon and almost total darkness above, the sky above filled with a mass of Sandhill Cranes circling in a pleasant cacophony of cries. It was magical!