Saturday, January 30, 2010

spottedfor Photo Hunter

The winter plumage of the European Starling displays a dotted or 'spotted'pattern



When thinking of things "spotted", for the theme of the photo hunter meme today this remembered photo of a young spotted fawn immediately came to mind. It had wandered from the woods behind my neighbor's house and was feeding on their lawn. There is a street/highway running past the front of our house and I was afraid if I tried to chase it back towards the woods it might go onto the highway. Luck was with the fawn that day as my neighbour herded it back safely to the woods with no problems. It was such a beautiful little creature and a wonderful photo opportunity.
A sideways view of the spotted breast of a yellow shafted Flicker. Enjoy.
I find the Wood Nymphs each summer along an old dirt roadside at Three Tree Creek. They are so delightful to watch. I must have some ladybugs pictures somewhere, but I will have to do some more searching before I can post them, so maybe later.Also I remember taking pictures of a "Touch-me Not, but ther whereabouts of those photos elude me also.
If you would like to see other 'spotted photo contributions please click on the photo hunter icon found on the lower rigt side of this page or maybe you might post a spotted photo contribution of your own. Have a happy Saturday! Me Ann

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

WOW, gorgeous photos of the spotted critters.
I love the spotted fawn, and the flicker is a cool shot. Well done!

Colleen said...

beautiful!

Appalachian Lady said...

Great idea--spotted critters. I like the Wood Nymph too--has a subtle beauty. Great photo of the Flicker and fawn.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your choice of pictures is fantastic.The little fawn is so precious and I love the view of the Flickr.GREAT!!!
Blessings,Ruth

Susanne said...

So beautiful all three of them are!

Bull Rhino said...

Three perfect examples. Certainly another interesting theme with lots of different takes. I’m glad I came and saw yours.

I took a little different angle. You can drop by and check mine here.

madcobug said...

Beautiful photos you were lucky to get a shot of. Helen

Josie Ray said...

Your starling almost has an owl-like eye. And the flicker photo is simply stunning. If I took one like that, I quit taking photos for the rest of my life, due to total contentment. :-) But most dear of all is the chubby little snowbird in your banner. Aren't snowbirds the most charming creatures? (I can never bring myself to call them juncos. What a graceless name for such an endearing bird.)

Mariposa said...

All are marvelous shots! I like the dear the most. Happy PH!

Mine is here -> Mariposa's PH

Deborah Carr said...

The lovely thing about photographing and sharing nature is that it makes all of us pause (not just the photographer!) to appreciate.

We need more pauses in life, don't we?

From a fellow NB-er!

Mary said...

Lovely spots...especially the fawn! I'd be happy to send a few of my "spotted" Starlings to you right now. What pests they are!